The University of Maine Cooperative Extension would like to welcome newly trained Master Gardener Volunteers. In order to become a Master Gardener Volunteer, participants must complete forty hours of horticulture training. The class this year learned basic botany, soil fertility, growing flowering annuals and perennials, growing trees, shrubs, ground covers and lawns, identifying invasive plants, landscape design principles, and managing garden problems organically. Once trained, Master Gardener Volunteers will provide forty hours of community service in their communities on a garden related project. Current projects in Washington County include community and demonstration gardens in several towns, school gardens in Eastport and Robbinston, historic garden restoration at the Gates House in Machiasport, the Burnham Tavern in Machias, and at the Pembroke Historical Society.
If you are interested in participating in the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, please contact Tara Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 207-255-3345 or 1-800-287-1542.