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Posted on: July 28, 2014

[ARCHIVED] UMaine Extension Offers Master Gardener Training

UMaine Extension Offers Master Gardener Training

Skowhegan, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers training will be held Mondays, September 8 through November 17, 2014, and Mondays, January 19 through February 9, 2015. Classes will meet 6-9 p.m. at the UMaine Extension Somerset County Office, Norridgewock Avenue, Skowhegan.

UMaine and state specialists will present 14 three-hour gardening sessions focused on vegetables, fruit and volunteerism. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and, following the course, work on educationally based, volunteer projects. Projects may include assisting people taking part in community vegetable gardens and/or school gardens, designing and creating displays for fairs and other public functions and answering public calls and requests.

Cost is $220; scholarships are available. The course features an online manual and requires an Internet connection. For more information, to request an application or disability accommodation, or if interested and do not have reliable Internet access, call Pete Bastien, 207.474.9622, 800.287.1495 (in Maine). Completed applications are due by Aug. 22, 2014.

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for almost 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

For more information e-mail: peter.d.bastien@maine.edu or call the
Community Education Assistant
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 1-800-287-1495 (in state)
207-474-9622

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