There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tools are an important part of gardening. We use tools to make our work easier: digging, pruning, planting, watering, and lugging stuff around the garden would all be much harder without our tools. With a little bit of time and care, we can keep our tools in good shape and good function.
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On September 11th and 12th, educators from Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver Counties filled the classroom at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh, where they received underwater robotics training from U.S. Naval STEM professionals and Engineers from Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.
On September 2, 2015, more than 250 guests, including local elected officials, Penn State leadership and community partners, celebrated the official opening of The Penn State Center Pittsburgh’s (PSCP) new office at the Energy Innovation Center.
An art installation, called “The History of the Land Grant in Allegheny County” was unveiled at the September 2nd Open House at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh. Penn State is Pennsylvania’s only land grant institution and the permanent installation details University services in Allegheny County via the development of Extension in 1914 through the opening of the Penn State Center Pittsburgh this past May, 2015.
Junior riders from Allegheny County 4H equine clubs took home first and second place at the 2nd Annual Pennsylvania State 4H Junior Horse Championship Show on July 25 and 26. Held in Centre Hall, PA the 2015 show had over 500 entries in performance and inhand classes, as more than 200 4H members from across Pennsylvania converged on the Centre County Grange Fairgrounds.
Saturday August 15th the Master Gardeners hosted Garden in the Park Field Day at their North Park and South Park Demonstration Gardens.
This past spring at the Homewood/Brushton YWCA, extension staff offered a program on the planning and preparation of healthy family meals. Recipes for an evening meal were created and nutritious ingredients highlighted.