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May 23, 2017

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting Family Garden Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

May 23, 2017

Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 or in grades 3 to 6 at the Penn State Extension office on Allen Road in Carlisle. Registration deadline is June 5th.

May 22, 2017

A workshop on using a boiling water canner to preserve tomatoes and fruits, conducted by Penn State Extension, is being held at the Cumberland County Extension Office in Carlisle on Wednesday, July 26th from 10am-12pm. Cost is $15 and the registration deadline is July 21st.

May 18, 2017

Join Penn State Extension for a pond management workshop, May 31, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Faith Presbyterian Church, 1801 Colonial Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

May 16, 2017

Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

May 15, 2017

Cumberland County, PA – Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens.

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May 10, 2017

Have you gotten the picnic "bug" yet, with warmer weather and luxurious foliage blanketing the countryside? Try some tricks to make your picnic both food-safe and healthy!

May 10, 2017

Join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County to celebrate summer gardens on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., when six of their home gardens will be open to visitors during “A Summer Celebration” Garden Tour.

May 3, 2017

Black walnut is one of the last trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to lose its leaves in the fall.

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May 2, 2017

This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry.

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April 21, 2017

Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.

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April 21, 2017

Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable?

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April 21, 2017

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. Eating healthy is important; however, it sometimes can be a challenge to cook nutritious meals for only one or two people.

April 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?

April 13, 2017

Tomatoes provide unique health benefits. They are full of essential vitamins and fiber. Low in calories, they do not have any fat in them, yet they are full of antioxidants.

April 12, 2017

National Pollinator Week is June 19 to 25, 2017. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Butterfly Container Workshop on June 17th.

April 12, 2017

Growing a garden can be very rewarding. Understanding how to properly prepare a garden is a very important part of growing safe produce.

March 31, 2017

With a few small recipe adaptations, honey can be used to replace some or all sugar in your baked goods.

Potassium is needed for all ages.
March 24, 2017

Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.

March 24, 2017

Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.