The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers training in Penobscot County is scheduled for Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m., Feb 14-May 2, resuming Sept. 5-19. Classes will meet at the UMaine Extension office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor.

Extension horticulturist Kate Garland and experts from around the state will cover various gardening topics, including botany, plant propagation, soils, composting, landscape design, vegetables, pesticide safety, tree fruits, insects and plant diseases, ecology, plant selection and small fruits.

Tuition is $220 per person and includes all materials. Apply online by Jan. 18 extension.umaine.edu/penobscot/programs/gardening/master-gardeners.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Kate Garland at 207-942-7396 or [email protected].


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