Allegheny County News
March 13, 2014Tree Tenders is a training program to empower concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the trees in their communities. Penn State Extension will host a Tree Tenders workshop on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
Spring Backyard Gardening Lecture Series
February 21, 2014With a very tiresome winter, the Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a way to jump into the Spring gardening season by attending the Master Gardeners’ informational Backyard Garden Lecture Series.
January 31, 2014Scheduled for Saturday, April 12th, at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts - Shady Side Academy Senior School, the 19th Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium is a premier horticultural event, showcasing internationally renowned speakers and offering attendees the opportunity to shop for new and unique plants and garden accessories. This year's keynote speaker is legendary plantsman Michael A. Dirr, retired professor of horticulture, University of Georgia. Dirr is well known for numerous plant introductions and as author of the “Manual of Woody Landscape Plants,” a must-have reference for all landscape professionals.
January 22, 2014Steve Repasky, president of Burgh Bees is also the owner and operator of Meadow Sweet Apiaries in Dormont. Steve is a certified Master Beekeeper and manages numerous honey bee colonies in and around Pittsburgh.
Penn State Extension News
Extension offering sheep shearing workshops
April 11, 2014Penn State Extension will offer sheep shearing workshops across the state this year for those interested in learning about sheep shearing and basic sheep management.
Student finds her passion for food systems in Pittsburgh
April 8, 2014As a member of the Penn State Women's Rugby Team, Olivia Lindsey knows a thing or two about teamwork. So it should come as no surprise that when she went looking for an internship last year, she was drawn to the idea of joining a 50-member multi-institution research team.
Land-use webinar to highlight Pa. landscapes, greenways
April 7, 2014A Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension will focus on landscapes and greenways in Pennsylvania, examining the meaning of these terms and defining their implications for communities.
- Food Preservation Workshop Offered this August at South Park-Buffalo Inn
- Allegheny County Celebrating Its 225 Birthday
- Dining with Diabetes Program Offers Valuable Support
- Statewide Home Food Preservation Blog Available
- Master Gardener-Speakers Bureau Scheduling Programs Now!
- Purchase PSU Soil Test Kits
Upcoming Regional Events
Shale Mineral Management for the Landowner
When: April 17, 2014Where: Washington, PA
When: April 21, 2014Where: Beaver, PA
Seeds - Mother Nature's Time Capsules (Beaver Library Garden Series)
When: April 23, 2014Where: Beaver, PA
Exploring the Small Farm Dream
Event CanceledWhen: April 24, 2014Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Spring Garden Kickoff
When: April 26, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Certified PA Pollinator Friendly Garden - Part 1
When: April 26, 2014Where: Canonsburg, PA
Cooking For Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food
When: April 28, 2014Where: Beaver, PA