SOUTH PARIS, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteers training program that begins Jan. 27, from 1–4:30 p.m., at the Oxford County office, 9 Olson Road., South Paris. Classes meet weekly, excluding holidays, through June 8.
Program trainees receive almost 60 hours of in-depth training on a variety of gardening topics, including soil, composting, fruits, vegetables, pest control and more, using research-based information from UMaine Extension educators and industry experts. Trained Master Gardeners volunteer 40 hours within the first year for community projects to complete certification.
The $220 fee includes all materials; limited financial assistance is available. Apply online by Dec. 20. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.743.6329, 800.287.1482 (in Maine); firstname.lastname@example.org.
— University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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