MANCHESTER — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers training for Kennebec and Waldo counties will be held Wednesdays, Nov. 12 to Dec. 17 and Feb. 25 to April 15 at Longfellow’s Greenhouse, 81 Puddledock Road.

All sessions will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The training will conclude with tours and a written exam in the spring.

Extension educators and industry experts provide over 40 hours of research-based instruction in the art and science of horticulture. Students are trained to conduct sustainable horticulture projects in their communities.

Program graduates become certified master gardener volunteers after 40 hours of  community-based service in horticulture projects for Kennebec or Waldo counties.

Cost of the training is $220 and limited scholarships are available. Completed applications are due Wednesday, Oct. 22. More information and applications are available online at

To request a disability accommodation or a copy of the application, call Caragh Fitzgerald at 622-7546 or 800-287-1481.