YORK COUNTY — Applications are available for the 2016 University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training in York County.

Classes will meet Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m., from Feb. 4 through early June at the Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale.

Participants will receive more than 60 hours of in-depth horticultural training from UMaine Extension specialists, educators and other experts.

Topics will include soils, botany, seed starting, growing herbs, fruits and vegetables, composting, landscaping, pruning and pest management.

To complete the program, Master Gardener Volunteers are required to contribute 40 hours to community gardening projects such as Maine Harvest for Hunger or Kids Can Grow.

The program fee is $220; limited financial assistance is available.

For an application packet, or to request a disability accommodation, call (800) 287-1535 or 324-2814.

Program information and application are also online: extension.umaine.edu/york/programs/master-gardener-volunteer-program.