The Gardens at Birdsacre - A Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteer Project

Master Gardener Volunteers - in Action!

 
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Master Gardener Volunteers on the boardwalk
  • Master Gardener Volunteers on the boardwalk
    Master Gardener Volunteers on the boardwalk
  • Installing boardwalk signs
    Installing boardwalk signs
  • Weeding the Nature Center beds
    Weeding the Nature Center beds
  • Bringing in the big equipment!
    Bringing in the big equipment!
  • Placing border stones
    Placing border stones
  • Planting the Cottage Garden
    Planting the Cottage Garden
  • It is starting to look like a garden again!
    It is starting to look like a garden again!
  • Clean-up Day
    Clean-up Day
  • Time for a break
    Time for a break
  • Master Gardener Exhibit on Cordelia Stanwood Day
    Master Gardener Exhibit on Cordelia Stanwood Day
  • Removing exotic plants which displace native plant species
    Removing exotic plants which displace native plant species
  • Removing even more exotic plants
    Removing even more exotic plants
  • Removing Autumn olive
    Removing Autumn olive
  • The (exotic plants) Terminators!
    The (exotic plants) Terminators!
  • Sweeping the boardwalk
    Sweeping the boardwalk
  • Sweeping the boardwalk
    Sweeping the boardwalk
  • Clean-up Day
    Clean-up Day
  • Clean-up Day
    Clean-up Day
  • Iding
    Identifying plants
  • Meadow
    Weeding the Meadow
  • Meadow in fall
    Meadow in fall
  • Raking
    Raking
  • Repairs
    Repairing the boardwalk
  • Bugs?  What bugs?
    Bugs? What bugs?
  • Getting ready for Summer
    Getting ready for Summer
  • Removing the signs for the winter
    Removing the signs for the winter
  • Putting the signs away for the winter
    Putting the signs away for the winter
  • Working on the Educational Garden
    Working on the Educational Garden
  • Weeding2
    Clean-up
  • Spring 2011-Repairing the boardwalk
    Spring 2011-Repairing the boardwalk
  • Spring 2011-More repairs to the boardwalk
    Spring 2011-More repairs to the boardwalk
  • Spring 2011-Removing Autumn Olive from native trees
    Spring 2011-Removing Autumn Olive from native trees
  • Spring 2011-Many hands make light work
    Spring 2011-Many hands make light work
  • Spring 2011-Leveling the boarwalk and bench
    Spring 2011-Leveling the boardwalk and bench
  • Spring 2011-Fixing the exit ramp on the boardwalk
    Spring 2011-Fixing the exit ramp on the boardwalk

Master Gardener Volunteers on the boardwalk
 
 

Master Gardener Volunteers Program

Participants in the Master Gardener Volunteers Program receive current research-based training in a broad range of horticulture subjects. In return, they assist local Extension personnel in providing education to the public on home gardening and other horticultural topics. They also create public demonstration gardens, and support community gardening projects such as “Maine Harvest for Hunger” to benefit local food pantries. They are linked to a professional network of support through county, state, and national Cooperative Extension offices.

Master Gardener Volunteers throughout Maine:

  • help local gardeners design, establish, and maintain community gardens. 
  • help community gardeners grow organic vegetables and flowers for community food banks, homeless shelters, and other organizations
  • conduct gardening workshops
  • host school field trips and work with youth on various gardening projects
  • nurture native butterfly populations

Learn how you can become a Master Gardner Volunteer by visiting the extension office website, Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers Program, or call 667-8218 or 1-800-287-1479 for information.