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August 2017

When: August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn more about the interesting bugs in your garden.

When: August 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Improper canning methods can cause serious illness. Whether canning for years or new to canning, the workshop will cover how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products.

When: August 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pottstown, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The field day is designed to focus on viewing On Farm Network Field Plots in two different environments. On Farm Network growers will discuss soybean management on their farms.

When: August 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Emmaus, PA

Learn about native garden design, how to clean up your garden in the fall and sample over 60 tomato varieties!

When: August 28, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.

When: August 29, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: August 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Kennett Square, PA

Wed., Aug. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Fri., Sept. 1, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Wed., Sept., 6, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam. *This event will be instructed in Spanish.*

When: August 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Nazareth, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for our horses and the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us for Equine Pasture Walk to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

When: September 7, 2017, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (7:30 - 8:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Where: Quarryville, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 19, 2017 (9:00 - 10:15 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (9:30 - 10:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Quarryville, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 26 - Dec. 19, 2017 (10:45 AM - 12:00 PM)

When: September 7, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Informational Meeting: Thur., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:30 AM) | Class Meeting Dates: Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 2017 (11:15 AM - 12:30 PM)

When: September 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Sept. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

When: September 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Palmyra, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (9:45 - 10:45 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This program will provide current information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements.

When: September 11, 2017, 5:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Dec. 6, 2017 (5:10 - 6:10 PM)

When: September 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

This program will provide current information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements.

When: September 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Participants will learn to reinvent the classic ratatouille dish, create tasty soups, and add new salads to the table.

When: September 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Schnecksville, PA

Join us for a light dinner, network with your professional peers, and to earn a few pesticide update credits.

When: September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Participants will learn to reinvent the classic ratatouille dish, create tasty soups, and add new salads to the table.

When: September 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn safe and proper canning procedures to make two fall favorites, sauerkraut and salsa!

When: September 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Early Intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help children who have developmental delays/special needs, and their families. Because early educators work so closely with children, they play an important role in identifying and supporting children’s developmental strengths and challenges.

When: September 16, 2017, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Learn ways to bring out nurturing, caring behaviors in children to create a classroom community where children support each other. Learn how to use non-competitive games to foster acceptance of all children.

When: September 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Executive function skills are a broad set of skills that support the process of thinking and learning. Growing research shares the importance of executive function skills as critical building blocks in learning and as predictors of school achievement. Early childhood teachers play a central role in promoting executive function skills. How? Think play. Complex and intentional play, such as dramatic play and partner play, can be the springboard to inviting many executive function skills to be practiced and mastered.

When: September 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Join us for our 21st Annual Are You Crazy? Retail Farm Market Bus Tour to explore some of the premier farm markets in New York.

When: September 20, 2017 9:00 AM to September 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: September 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

At Agronomic Pesticide Applicator School, Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators will provide the latest information on disease, insect, and weed management, in addition to pesticide safety education.

When: September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Mums and asters brighten up the fall landscape but there are so many native options, why not include some of these in your landscaping as well? As we walk through the preserve we will discuss the many fall blooming perennials that not only enliven the home garden, but also provide essential late-season nectar for migrating pollinators.

When: September 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This meeting will feature presentations on weed control and weed identification in right-of-ways and industrial areas. Pesticide safety will also be covered.

When: September 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Protecting your family’s and community's drinking water supplies and keeping your septic systems from contaminating water supplies.

When: September 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Protecting your family’s and community's drinking water supplies and keeping your septic systems from contaminating water supplies.

When: September 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Langhorne, PA

This program will provide landscape professionals a chance to discuss some of the common pest problems impacting landscapes in 2017.

October 2017

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Kennett Square, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Drying food doesn't require special equipment. Join us to learn basic methods of drying food using an oven, microwave, dehydrator, or simply by air drying.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov., 3, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 5, 2018 (10:00 AM)

When: October 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov., 3, 2017 (3:00 - 5:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 5, 2018 (3:00 PM)

When: October 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Center Valley, PA

This workshop teaches stewardship of your land. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved! Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

When: October 9, 2017, 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Bethlehem, PA

The 11th Annual Lehigh Valley Early Care & Education Professional Development Day will focus on, "The Impacts of Trauma on Young Children." The conference will assist caregivers and educators of young children to increase their understanding of what trauma is and how it impacts children.

When: October 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Honey Brook, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: October 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Fri., Oct. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: October 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The emotional and social skills learned as infants and toddlers have lifelong influences on a person’s ability to make friends, control emotions, work through challenges, succeed in school, and nurture healthy family relationships.

When: October 17, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

In this Cooking Institute, participants will explore new ways to enjoy the harvest of the autumn season.

When: October 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

In this Cooking Institute, participants will explore new ways to enjoy the harvest of the autumn season.

When: October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Reading, PA

Join us for Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees and learn to identify and use thirty-five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Reading, Pennsylvania.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Specialists from Penn State University and USDA-ARS will present a variety of important topics related to establishment and grazing of brassicas to extend the fall grazing season. The program will include a grazing demo and farm tour of Blue Mountain View Farm.

Event Canceled
When: October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Shade trees and flowering trees will be covered during this workshop; participants will learn about native trees for a variety of landscape situations. Enjoy walking the preserve as the colors change and examine the details of trees up close to help with identification in the field.

When: October 23, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs.

When: October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

When: October 23, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Coming Home is a program to build and sustain the Alletta Schadler Scholarship Fund and to provide awareness of existing Extension programs.

When: October 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM) & Wed., Nov. 1, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM) | Exam on Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM)

When: October 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Oct. 30 - Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: October 31, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Oct. 31; Nov., 7, 21 & 28, 2017 (2:00 - 4:30 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 23, 2018 (2:00 – 4:30 PM)

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: November 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to find new ways to cook with the star of the autumn season, pumpkins!

When: November 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to find new ways to cook with the star of the autumn season, pumpkins!

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to explore new treats and ideas for using seasonal fruits in your favorite seasonal fare.

When: December 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to explore new treats and ideas for using seasonal fruits in your favorite seasonal fare.

When: December 5, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Early stages of exploration and interactions among infants and toddlers can include behaviors such as a child grabs toys, pulls hair, hits, pushes, pokes, or bites.

When: December 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: December 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: December 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

January 2018

When: January 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Research documents the benefits of playing, learning, and simply being outdoors. National and international movements encourage more time in nature. However, this can be challenging for early care professionals.

When: January 13, 2018, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

To young children, transitions are often difficult times. It’s hard to say goodbye in the morning and even harder to stop playing to eat or go take a nap.

July 2018

When: July 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Implement appropriate strategies to meet individual learning outcomes based on a child’s needs (biology, age, temperament, physical needs), which promote positive learning outcomes.