Master Gardener training ahead

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Enrollment is now open for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers training in Penobscot County.

Extension Horticulturist Kate Garland, will collaborate with experts from around the state to present a 51 hour course on sustainable horticulture topics including botany, plant propagation, soils, composting, landscape design, vegetable gardening, pesticide safety, tree fruits, insects and plant diseases, ecology, plant selection, and more.

Classes will run in a split session format. Weekly training sessions will begin in mid-February through May and will resume for the month of September. Spring sessions will take place on Tuesday evenings 5-8 p.m. with the exception of three Saturday morning sessions and on Wednesday evenings in September.

The full schedule and a link to the online application can be found at the following website: http://umaine.edu/penobscot/ programs/gardening/master-gardeners/ . The deadline for applications is January 11.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, call 942-7396.