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Upcoming Regional Events

May 2017

When: May 30, 2017 7:30 AM to June 1, 2017 7:30 AM
Where: Green Lane, PA

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

When: May 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ambler, PA

Tues. & Thurs., May 30 - July 11, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: May 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., May 31 - July 12, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

June 2017

When: June 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Join our Delaware County Master Gardeners for the 21st Annual Home Gardeners School!

When: June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Join us and learn how to make successful jams, jellies, and other sweet spreads. Regular jelly products and reduced sugar/no sugar recipes will be included.

When: June 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Mon., June 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., June 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam begins at 2:00 PM.

When: June 6, 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: June 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., June 7, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 14, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 21, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: June 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This field day will focus on some of our current small grain research trials.

When: June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Taking a walk in the woods anytime soon? Getting hungry? Learn to identify edible and tasty wild plants. This interesting and fun-filled workshop will teach you about foraging for these local wild plants.

When: June 13, 2017 7:30 AM to June 15, 2017 3:30 PM
Where: Elizabethtown, PA

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

When: June 19, 2017 7:30 AM to June 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love horses? Always wanted to ride a horse? Want to learn a new skill and increase your bond with your own horse? Then you'll want to sign up for 4-H Youth Horse Camp, a week-long, full-day horse camp open to kids ages 8-18 (as of January 1).

When: June 19, 2017 9:30 AM to June 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Join us and learn how to make successful jams, jellies, and other sweet spreads. Regular jelly products and reduced sugar/no sugar recipes will be included.

When: June 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

Thurs., June 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., June 29, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Green industry professionals are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best trees for their customers’ needs.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

Join us for Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Home gardeners are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best tree for their needs.

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

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

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of growing and cultivating cacti and succulents at home. Discover how easy and carefree they can be to raise. See how easy these plants are to propagate and take some home to start your own indoor desert.

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

4-H Cloverbud Camp is a half-day camp that will introduce our youngest participants (ages 5-8 as of January 1, 2017) to some of the 4-H animal clubs, such as horse and livestock. Additional activities will focus on science, nature, animals, the environment, food, fitness, and health-based 4-H guidelines.

When: July 10, 2017 6:00 PM to July 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

When: July 10, 2017 7:00 PM to July 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

When: July 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love animals? Want to be introduced to all kinds of animals? 4-H Animal Science Camp provides a great opportunity to learn about different animals, the care they need, and to get some hands-on experience!

When: July 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

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

When: July 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Tues., July 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., July 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: July 19, 2017 8:00 AM to July 20, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Wayne, PA

Offered from 1986-2008 at UC Davis as an extension short course, this class has consistently received top evaluations from over 4,000 attendees. Its original intention, to summarize the basics of a U.C. Davis Enology education, is now supplemented by emerging postmodern winemaking ideas. Designed to benefit the home winemaker as well as professionals at all levels, the course requires a general knowledge of winemaking basics, but does not demand a formal knowledge of chemistry.

When: July 24, 2017 9:30 AM to July 27, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 25, 2017 9:00 AM to July 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

New this year! At 4-H Canning Camp, learn how to use the fruits and vegetables from your garden (or the store) to eat throughout the year! During this half-day camp, participants will be canning pickles, salsa, jam/jelly, and more!

August 2017

When: August 1, 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: August 2, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: August 3, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Tomatoes and fruits can be safely processed in a boiling water bath. Join us to learn the basic principles of canning. This workshop is presented as a demonstration and lecture.

When: August 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

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

When: August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the background and history of bonsai gardening from the master himself, Steve Ittel. He is a member and past president of the Bonsai Society of Chester County and has cared for the bonsai collection at Longwood Gardens. He will get you hooked on the art of creating bonsai.

When: August 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Extension in Berks County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Applications are being accepted from now through March 31.

When: August 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The Penn State Chester County Master Gardeners are currently accepting applications for the class of 2017.

When: August 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Penn State Extension in Delaware County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Application deadline is May 26th.

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.

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 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 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are many reasons to grow native plants. See the native plant options available to local gardeners and learn how to incorporate them in your garden plan.

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 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 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.

October 2017

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 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pam Dimelar, a local photographer, naturalist and videographer who specializes in wildlife and has a natural interest in birds has followed a pair of local Great Horned Owls for five years. She will show you amazing video of them, as well as share many interesting facts about owls and their lifestyle. This is an enjoyable presentation for both adults and children.

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 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you enjoy growing fresh greens year-round in your home? Learn how easy it is to grow vegetables with hydroponic towers. Pick your own salad greens, veggies and herbs to make the freshest dishes ever. Come and learn how easy this process is and why you should consider doing this in your own home.