University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteer training

Begins Tuesday, Sept. 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Washington County UMaine Extension office, 28 Center  St., Machias.

The 40-hour course provides intensive instruction on growing fruits and vegetables. In exchange for the training, participants volunteer their time and expertise in gardening-related community projects. Cost is $220; limited scholarships are available.

Monday, Aug. 25 is the application deadline. For more information, or to request an application or disability accommodation, call 1-800-287-1542 or email