February 22, 2020
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Katahdin Higher Education Center partners with UMaine Cooperative Extension to offer Master Gardner program

Community Author: Debora Rountree
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EAST MILLINOCKET — The Katahdin Higher Education Center is pleased to partner with The University of Maine Cooperative Extension to accept applications for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteers training. Classes will meet weekly 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m Feb. 25 through May 21. Classes will also resume for four weeks in September.  This program will be offered live via video conference at the Katahdin Higher Education in East Millinocket, with travel to the Orono area required for three sessions.

Extension horticulture staff will collaborate with experts from around the state on gardening topics including soils, composting, landscape design, vegetables, tree fruits, and small fruits. Participants are expected to contribute 40 hours of volunteer time in educational projects within a year of taking the training. Trainees will be connected with service projects that are best suited for their interests, skill set, schedule and location.

The program fee is $220; limited financial assistance is available. Apply online by Jan. 31. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-942-7396 or katherine.garland@maine.edu or go to  https://extension.umaine.edu/penobscot/master-gardeners/how-to-apply-training-and-fees/.