Allegheny County News
July 24, 2014Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County invite all county residents to an open house at the demonstration gardens at North Park and South Park on Saturday, August 16 from 9 am to 1 pm. Activities at this free annual "family friendly" event will include tours of the gardens, demonstrations, tastings, and kid friendly activities.
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.
May 8, 2014This past Tuesday, May 6th, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, along with county council, recognized and congratulated the Cooperative Extension of The Pennsylvania State University on its upcoming 100th anniversary. The May 8th anniversary date marks the signing of the Smith-Lever Act which established the Cooperative Extension, the nationwide transformational education system operating through Land-Grant universities in partnership with federal, state, and local governments.
Penn State Extension News
Science, fun merge for youth at Ag Progress Days
July 25, 2014Hands-on activities designed to be fun, interactive and educational will expose young people to a variety of scientific fields at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14. Displays will engage young visitors in robotics, animal science and health, wildlife ecology and other topics, according to event organizers.
Safe, healthy households the goal of Ag Progress Days 'Family Room'
July 25, 2014Keeping a family safe, healthy and happy can be a daunting task. But a visit to the Family Room at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 12-14, can help make that job a little easier.
Let’s Move! Pennsylvania Conference to address childhood obesity
July 24, 2014Penn State Extension will offer the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to help families, communities and schools work together in solving the challenge of childhood obesity.
- 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
Better Kid Care: Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework (formerly CBK/PDR)
When: August 6, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
Conifer Identification & Usage
When: August 7-29, 2014Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Garden in the Parks Field Day 2014 - South Park
When: August 16, 2014Where: South Park, PA
Garden in the Parks Field Day 2014 - North Park
When: August 16, 2014Where: Allison Park, PA
Edible Teaching Garden Workshop: Preserving Herbs and Edible Flowers
When: August 27, 2014Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Better Kid Care: Integrating the Early Childhood Standards into Curriculum and Assessment
When: September 6, 2014Where: Greensburg, PA
When: September 9, 2014Where: Washington, PA