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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

When: July 18, 2017 6:00 PM to August 8, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: York, PA

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

When: July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, 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: July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Orrstown, PA

See an amazing backyard train garden with miniature landscape features and learn about this fun hobby that can be in your backyard.

When: July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As your evening is winding down, join us and farm owners, Bob and Barb Keefer, for a Dairy Twilight Tour at Hard Earned Acres. You and your family are invited to stop in between 7 and 9 PM to enjoy a farm tour, dairy displays, and an ice cream social.

August 2017

When: August 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Participants will learn cutting and conditioning techniques for a variety of home garden flowers and greens.

When: August 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Mon. & Wed., Aug. 7 - Sept. 13, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: August 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Dauphin, PA

This basic workshop is specifically designed to provide background training for commercial and public nutrient management specialists who may not have experience with equine operations.

When: August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Pesticide applicators who are certified in Category 10 (Right of Way) and Category 23 (Schools/Parks) are invited to attend.

When: August 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

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

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: August 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

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

When: August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: York, PA

Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM

September 2017

When: September 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Do you have a keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others learn? The Franklin County Master Gardener program is looking for volunteer educators.

When: September 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

If you are interested in learning more about gardening and teaching others, this program is for you!

When: September 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 7 - Nov. 30, 2017 (8:30 - 9:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

Tues. & Thurs., Sept. 7 - Nov. 30, 2017 (10:30 - 11:45 AM)

When: September 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade”.

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

Fall is an excellent time to learn about lawn care. A well-maintained landscape adds value to your home.

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

Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Mon. & Thurs., Sept. 11 - Dec. 7, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: New Cumberland, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Nov. 29, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As children grow up and have to deal with being told no, or dealing with consequences or needing to try again, they learn from all of these experiences.

When: September 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Brogue, 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 to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: September 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Orchids are not the delicate exotics you may believe they are. You can grow these "jungle weeds" in your home. This class will give you practical advice on growing, blooming and re-potting orchids plus tips on buying plants and supplies.

When: September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Learn about choosing and caring for indoor plants and other indoor gardening topics. Also learn about bonsai plants as houseplants.

When: September 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: September 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This workshop will focus on the basics of creating a curriculum, adjusting your current curriculum to meet children’s need, and reflecting upon your current curriculum.

When: September 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Begin saving money this fall by starting your compost. Learn the benefits - including saving money - of composting in your garden.

When: September 26, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Dauphin, 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: September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: September 29, 2017, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Franklin County Master Gardeners invite you on a bus trip to Winterthur Museum & Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware.

October 2017

When: October 3, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

After the gardening season is the perfect time to "tune-up" your tools before storing for next year.

When: October 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Having families involved in their children’s education is a tremendous benefit for children in their educational success.

When: October 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Children are able to develop and learn best when they are in the least restrictive environment. This course will explore what inclusion is, and what you can do as a teacher to support learners of all abilities.

When: October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA
When: October 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Family-friendly workshop for fall nature crafts and making corn husk dolls. Bring the family for a fun morning.

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: York, 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 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

November 2017

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

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

When: November 15, 2017 7:30 AM to November 16, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Grantville, PA

This workshop provides applied dairy nutrition information and training to feed industry professionals.

When: November 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our assessments are the tools in which we must use to be intentional teachers to guide our planning.

When: November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“The Project Approach” is an effective and engaging way for children to learn and explore their environment.

December 2017

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

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

When: December 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

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

When: December 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.