It was 1788. In January, Georgia had ratified the U.S. Constitution and became just the fourth U.S. state under the new government. By the end of the year, there will be 11 states formally in the new government. The steamboat is patented by Briggs & Longstreet. The first permanent American settlement outside the original thirteen colonies is established in modern-day Marietta, Ohio. And a petition was presented to the Pennsylvania Assembly asking for the creation of a new county. On September 24, 1788, an Act was passed creating Allegheny County from portions of Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Today, the County celebrates its 225th Birthday.
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.
Penn State Master Food Preserver, Susan Marquesen, will be demonstrating state of the art techniques for the preservation of your summer vegetable crops. This program fills quickly, we recommend registering early.
The Speaker's Bureau provides your organization or garden club with a 45 minute to one hour presentation by an expert Master Gardener.
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.
Luke LaBorde Ph.D., Associate Professor-Department of Food Science announced that the statewide Penn State Home Food Preservation blog is up and running.