The present form of the Allegheny County Seal was decreed by the Pennsylvania Legislature more than 100 years ago, and the colonial emblems have remained, taking on new significance.
Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease. However, research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose levels, eat healthy and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications while leading an active and more productive life. Dining with Diabetes (DwD) is a Penn State Extension program designed to assist adults struggling with the dietary and lifestyle changes required after receiving a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes.
Summer is the season when home gardeners are busy with planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. Let the Allegheny County - Master Gardeners assist with answers to your gardening questions.
Plants not performing as you would like, vegetables not as tasty as last year, maybe it's your soil! Contact your Allegheny County Extension Office or stop in to purchase your Soil Test Kit/s.
Sure the vegetable garden will always need watered, and the lawn may brown-out each summer but why not consider these heat and drought tolerant plants for your flower beds? Sandy Feather, extension educator, has prepared this list of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials that don't just survive but will thrive in our long, hot summers.