The 2016 Allegheny County Master Watershed Steward training program will begin on Tuesday, September 27, and continue on subsequent Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM through December 6. The sessions will be held at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh and at partnering environmental organizations throughout Allegheny County.
Penn State Extension trains garden enthusiasts on a broad range of horticultural expertise. The all-volunteer program — graduates are expected to volunteer for at least 50 hours in the year following their training — began training garden gurus in 1982 and now has more than 3,200 alumni. They were recently selected, by the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine, as the "Best Garden Gurus" 2016!
Tips to eating wisely when celebrating the Fourth of July utilizing the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
At this stage, biorational products such as Bt or Bacillus thuringiensis (DiPel, Foray, Javelin, others) or spinosad (Conserve, Captain Jack’s Deadbug Brew) can provide effective control.
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
In the winter of 2014, members of the Penn State Master Gardeners class of 2015 worked with residents of Mercy Gardens and community stakeholders to improve several landscaped areas of the property, including cleaning up the severely overgrown grape arbors. In addition, Philip Fraley, PSMG 2015, produced a scaled map that locates and identifies most of the legacy trees on the site.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
The Garden Table is an urban garden in Wilkinsburg created by several members of the Penn State Master Gardener class of 2012. The original intent of the garden was to engage the community and provide them with edibles and beauty. With that in mind, master gardeners transformed an abandoned and overgrown lot into an oasis of edible and ornamental flowering plants.
With thirty-six acres of gardens, woods, lawn, and riverside walkways, Point State Park offers the experience of a natural forest in the City which has more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. It is an especially welcome respite for City residents, with its easy public transit access and connections to regional walking and bicycle trails.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
One of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets is the lovely plaza inside the Allegheny County Courthouse. According to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the plaza was originally used for tying up horses, carriages and, eventually, for parking automobiles.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
In addition to our North and South Park demonstration gardens the Penn State Master Gardeners maintain, several other smaller gardening projects in Allegheny County. The following is the first in a series of articles designed to introduce county residents to these gardening projects.
Our December break is over. Gardenline will begin regularly scheduled winter hours.
Created in the summer of 2013 the core objective of the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Endowment in Allegheny County, is to provide supplemental support for the local program.
Allegheny County 4-H participated in the annual 4-H State Horse show held from October 23-25, 2015 at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Penn State is teaming up with establishing farmers to help new farmers become more profitable, productive, and sustainable. With funding from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher project the Penn State Start Farming team is offering study circles, courses and “Models for the Future” demonstration plots.