Waldo, Maine— University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County is accepting applications for the 2021 online Master Gardener Volunteer training that begins in March. 


The 2021 online Master Gardener Volunteer training includes self-paced learning modules coupled with live virtual sessions, Wednesdays from 12 – 1:30 p.m., where participants will have direct access to dozens of horticultural experts from throughout the state. The course, designed to train volunteers for horticulture and food system related community service projects, will cover vegetable and fruit production, plants for the Maine landscape, soil health, composting, pesticide safety, food security, and more. Participants will be expected to volunteer at least 40 hours on a community project in 2021 to complete certification. Service opportunities and expectations will be adjusted based on public health safety guidelines. 


The $250 course fee includes all materials and financial assistance is available. The full schedule and  more information is available online. Applications, available online, will be due, by mail or email, Sunday January 24th. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-581-3188, Extension.mastergardeners@maine.edu.


University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 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.