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Registrations being accepted for master gardener course
REGION -- The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is once again offering the very popular Master Gardener Volunteer training in 2013.
For the first time, the course is being offered in two locations -- Thursday evenings at the South Paris Extension office and Wednesday afternoons at Region 9 Technical School in Mexico.
“The Master Gardener course is a fun way for gardeners to learn the science of gardening and then use that knowledge to grow and donate food to the community. In 2011, over 17,900 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were grown and donated from Oxford County” says Barbara Murphy, Extension Educator and coordinator of the training.
The training will focus on fruit and vegetable production, composting, season extension as well as botany, soil science and pest management. Class size is limited.
For an application, or for more information, call the Extension office at 1-800-287-1482 or 743-6329 or visit the Oxford County Master
Gardener webpage at http://umaine.edu/oxford/programs/oxford-county-master-gardener-volunteers/.