Allegheny County News
August 19, 2014This past Saturday,the Penn State Master Gardeners hosted more than 1,200 Allegheny County residents at the North and South Park Demonstration Gardens. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors tasted, voted, collected information and enjoyed perfect fall-like weather. The votes have been tallied and the 2014 favorites recorded.
June 30, 2014Artemisia (family Asteraceae) is a large genus including over 300 different species. It was chosen to be the "2014 Herb of the Year" by The International Herb Association.
Penn State Extension News
Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship
August 22, 2014Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.
Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements
August 21, 2014Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Public urged to be on watch for invasive Asian longhorned beetles
August 15, 2014By spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts, Pennsylvanians can help keep the non-native, invasive wood-boring threat to the state’s trees at bay, according to agriculture officials.
Upcoming Regional Events
Better Kid Care: Observing with a Purpose
When: September 22, 2014Where: Leechburg, PA
Westmoreland County Landscape Update
Event CanceledWhen: September 23, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Your Garden, Your Planet: Fall Garden Workshop
When: September 27, 2014Where: Butler, PA
Better Kid Care: Family Partnerships: A Matter of Perspective
When: September 29, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Onlot Septic System Workshop
When: September 30, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14: McKee Middle School
When: October 2, 2014Where: Jeannette, PA
Seed Gathering and Preservation
When: October 4, 2014Where: Canonsburg, PA