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Magnifying the Reach of Penn State Extension

Posted: June 18, 2014

Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton counties trains volunteers who affect the lives of county and state residents.
Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton counties Master Gardener Sophia Feller teaches at a summer camp at the Easton Area Community Center

Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton counties Master Gardener Sophia Feller teaches at a summer camp at the Easton Area Community Center

Penn State Extension reaches an amazing number of Pennsylvania residents every year, providing research-based solutions to real-world problems. We are able to impact the lives of so many people because we have so many dedicated volunteers.

They complete training and then go out into their communities to share what they have learned and apply their knowledge to many local projects.

Lehigh and Northampton counties Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards are partnering with at least 30 local groups in the Lehigh Valley, providing a practical source of expertise and encouragement. In the upcoming summer months, the following list shows the diverse mix of groups and activities that include Penn State Extension involvement:

  • Allentown Community Garden Task Force
  • Allentown Environmental Advisory Council
  • Allentown Girls Club
  • Allentown Shade Tree Commission
  • Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association
  • Casa Guadalupe
  • Day Break
  • Easton Area Community Center
  • Easton Urban Farm at the Southside Easton Area Neighborhood Center
  • Easton West Ward Partnership
  • Historic Bethlehem Partnership
  • Lehigh County Community Gardens
  • Lehigh County Historical Society
  • Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Center
  • Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • Lehigh Valley Bird Town Coalition
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Lower Macungie Township Environmental Advisory Council
  • Northampton County Juvenile Probation Center
  • Nurture Nature Center
  • Rose Garden Neighborhood Association
  • Saucon Creek Watershed Association
  • Saucon Rail Trail Committee
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Seven Generations Charter School
  • South Whitehall Township Shade Tree Commission
  • Spring Garden Daycare
  • The Seed Farm
  • Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley
  • Wildlands Conservancy