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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Begins September 2 in Machias

Tara Wood | BDN
Posted July 31, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteer training begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias.

The 40-hour course provides intensive instruction on growing fruits and vegetables. In exchange for the training, participants volunteer their time and expertise in gardening-related community projects. Cost is $220; limited scholarships are available. Monday, Aug. 25 is the application deadline. For more information, or to request an application or disability accommodation, call 1-800-287-1542 or email tara.a.wood@maine.edu.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 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.

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