MANCHESTER — Applications for University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program training in Kennebec County are being accepted until Oct. 20.

The 12-week training will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2 through Dec. 14, and Feb. 1 through March 22 at Longfellow’s Greenhouse, 81 Puddledock Road.

The program provides participants with at least 40 hours of in-depth training in the art and science of horticulture. Trainees receive current, research-based information from Extension educators and industry experts. In return, trained Master Gardeners volunteer their time and expertise for related activities in their communities.

The fee for the course and materials is $220. Accepted applicants will be notified by Oct. 24.

FMI, application:, [email protected], 207-622-7546.

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