Dimmick Memorial Library Pollinator Garden are working towards certifying their secret gardem as pollinator friendly. Even better, the Library would like to develop an educational program to teach children and the public about the role of pollinators in our food supply.
Summer is the season when vegetables are available. They are popping up at road side stands, farmers markets, maybe even your own backyard. It is a great time of year for enjoying vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children.
Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table.
Penn State Extension is holding a free Getting the Most of Your Grant Writing Efforts Workshop from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on June 11, 2014 at the Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard, Lords Valley, PA 18428.
Have you tried soap and water? It's that easy.
Purple coneflower, native to the Eastern and Central U.S., is tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow, and attracts wildlife to the garden. In 1998, E. purpurea ‘Magnus’ was named “Perennial Plant of the Year” by the Perennial Plant Association. Since then its popularity has exploded.
After our prolonged winter and cold spring, we are all looking forward to the warm days of summer and the colorful flowers and tasty fresh vegetables which they bring. However, the excessive heat and lack of rain that often occur during the summer months will require watering our gardens.
Since almost all insects found in the typical lawn are beneficial and since those which are harmful rarely appear in the quantities required to create noticeable damage, the list of insects we as homeowners need to worry about is fairly limited. The white grubs, however, often appears at the top of this list. If left unchecked, it can appear in sufficient numbers to cause detrimental harm to our lawns.
There are more ticks in more places than ever before and numbers are soaring. The presence of ticks is being tracked by TickSpotters. In the northeast, deer ticks are loaded with pathogens. One in every three deer ticks transmits some disease agent.
Collecting and cooking with native flowers can add a whole new dimension to your culinary palate.
1. Do all vegetable leaves have the same vein pattern? 2. Methods for Drying flowers
Staff members of the Pocono District (Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne Counties) of Penn State Extension met recently at The Pocono Plateau in Cresco, PA.