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Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Made for the Shade with George Weigel
June 22, 2017
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade” on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Photo taken by Laura Hlusko, Mercer County Master Gardener
Clintonia Umbellulata: The Orchid That Wasn't
June 20, 2017
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about?

Penn State Extension News

New report on farm sales and income graphically shows 'where the action is'
August 22, 2017
Many would argue that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. But when it comes to the profitability and survival of Pennsylvania farms, size apparently matters, according to a report compiled by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.

Upcoming Regional Events

ServSafe®
When: August 24, 2017
Where: York, PA
Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees
When: August 30, 2017
Where: Hershey, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Franklin County
When: September 6, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Adams County
When: September 6, 2017
Where: Gettysburg, PA
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger
When: September 7, 2017
Where: Gettysburg, PA