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Workforce Training in Landscape & Garden Management
Next session September 24 - November 21, 2022
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To learn more & register for the program:
KVCC course registration
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Hands-On Sessions & Online Classes

In 2021, NGBH developed a Certificate Program in Sustainable Landscape & Garden Management in partnership with Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) to meet the high demand for skilled landscape and garden workers by providing high-level training for those interested in a career in this field. This program is now one of KVCC's course offerings and is open to both newcomers and those already working in this field who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills.

Scholarships to help defray the course fee are available for employees recommended by their employers for this program. This generous funding is made possible through the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine's Workforce.




Those interested in the course and in need of financial assistance who do not qualify for Harold Alfond Center funding should contact Diane Pierce, KVCC at 207-453-5083 to discuss options.

Online classes are one evening per week from 6-9PM and cover topics such as work readiness, garden maintenance and planning, choosing the right plant, and understanding soil and water, with a focus on land stewardship.


Three hands-on labs during the session are located at the Native Gardens site in Blue Hill on the following Saturdays: September 24, October 15, and November 12. Instructors with decades of experience will impart key knowledge and skills required for employment success.

This program emphasizes best practices in nature-based landscaping and gardening for those either just starting out or already employed in this field. Participants seeking jobs will benefit from networking opportunities with industry employers. Upon completion, participants will also be equipped to work independently as gardeners.


For more information, email us or use the contact form below.

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Development of this program has been made possible through the generous support of the Anahata Foundation.

The Downeast Innovation Fund of Maine Community Foundation awarded NGBH a capacity-building grant for 2021 to ensure a strong foundation for NGBH's expanded mission and programming. A community-building grant from Maine Community Foundation in 2022 supports NGBH's ongoing efforts.

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