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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Come to the beautiful Penn State Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens Open House at Donohoe Center on Donohoe Road in Greensburg, PA, Saturday, July 8.

When: July 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Whether canning for years or planning to can for the first time, anyone preserving fruits and vegetables should make sure they are using techniques and recipes that yield safe, high-quality products. Attend this workshop to learn the most up-to-date, research based information on home food preservation.

When: July 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Tues., July 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tues., July 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Session 4. Note the location change for this session of the popular annual garden series presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Beaver County.

When: July 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Whether you have canned for many years or would like to try canning for the first time, we invite you, your family, and friends to attend our Home Canning Workshop to learn the most up-to-date information on home canning.

When: July 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Clarion, PA

Thurs., July 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., July 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: July 20, 2017 2:00 PM to August 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You is a series of four classes that will introduce you to the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Mediterranean region.

When: July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Clarion, PA

Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

When: July 20, 2017 6:00 PM to August 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Productores y trabajadores agrícolas están invitados a participar en este curso de adiestramiento sobre identificación, localización y el control de malezas. Personal de NRCS (Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales) también estará presente para informar sobre los programas y asistencia técnica ofrecidos por la agencia. Se ofrecerá una comida lijera después del curso, y todos son invitados.

When: July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Penn State Extension is teaming up with beginning and establishing growers to offer study circles. Join the Western Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on weed scouting and identification. NRCS staff will also discuss programs, resources and technical assistance offered through USDA NRCS. Study circles allow you to learn from experienced farmers and experts, and compare notes with your peers. The meetings are FREE for farmers and open to all interested persons.

When: July 28, 2017 6:00 AM to July 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

Mercer County Master Gardeners invite you on a three-day bus trip to Longwood and Chanticleer Gardens in Eastern Pennsylvania.

August 2017

When: August 2, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

Weds., Aug. 2, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Weds., Aug. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: August 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: August 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for an informative session on woody ornamental insect and disease problems in the landscape. This is a hands-on, interactive session as we will walk the grounds of LaRoche College.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You is a series of four classes that will introduce you to the lifestyle, history, and culture of the Mediterranean region.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Cranberry, PA

Tues., Sept. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Wexford, PA

The Professional Pest Managers School is a one-day pesticide update session that provides research-based information for applicators and offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators.

When: September 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Castle, PA

Weds., Sept. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Weds., Sept. 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: September 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Ambridge, PA

Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

October 2017

When: October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allegheny County Master Gardener Training will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM, October-April. Applications are accepted until August 31st. Location: the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

When: October 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Schedule with dates, topics and speakers included.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic Training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong and Indiana County areas. Registration are due by August 7, 2017.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Butler, PA

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 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Franklin, PA

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Oct. 26, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: October 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mercer, 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 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Beaver, PA

Weds., Nov. 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Weds., Nov. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

November 2017

When: November 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Tues., Nov. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: November 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Kittanning, PA

Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

December 2017

When: December 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Dec. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.