Several recent workshops held in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Bucks Counties provided a two-hour educational program on the basics of groundwater, private water wells and springs, water testing, home water treatment, and septic system maintenance plus free water quality screening.
County residents have been concerned about West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and other serious health threats from tiny arthropod vectors for years, and now, in 2016, Zika virus has been added to the list. This workshop on May 17th, will discuss ways you do to protect yourself, your family, and your pets from these potential health threats.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting Family Garden Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
The Mediterranean lifestyle and way of eating can be beneficial for the general population, as well as for those with type 2 diabetes. Recently, several large studies added support for the long-term health benefits of a Mediterranean plan of eating.
Create a beautiful flowering container for Mom! Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a children’s workshop on Saturday, May 7, 2016, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
National Pollinator Week is June 20 to 26, 2016. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Butterfly Container Workshop on Saturday, June 18, at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle. Two sessions are offered: morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension who assist Extension staff in providing and expanding its educational programs in consumer horticulture. Free informational meetings start May 18th.
The Perry County Country Garden and Art Tour, a collaboration between Perry County Master Gardeners and Perry County Council of the Arts, will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
Penn State Extension will offer a soils workshop at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County office, 310 Allen Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, on May 12, 2016 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. The workshop will provide an introduction to soil physical properties, survey maps, soil test interpretation and amendments.
Perry County Master Gardeners are holding their eighth annual Plant Sale at the Perry County Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The plant sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine, in the parking lot next to the Extension office, and you will find a wide variety of great plants at very reasonable prices, including herbs, vegetables, pollinator-friendly plants, and native perennials.
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It's time to choose your location!
A total of 11 topics are scheduled, most on the third Tuesday evening of the month from February to October, with September and October doubling up on presentations to include the fourth Tuesday of those months. Topics include herb gardening, mosses and ferns, mosquitoes and ticks, botany, managing insect pests, outstanding plants for central Pennsylvania, tree planting, pollinator-friendly gardening, gardening in winter, and a new online tool for designing your native landscape.
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Using Low Tunnels for Season Extension” on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
The forests in Pennsylvania provide a vast array of benefits including hardwood production, wildlife habitat, water protection and recreation. About 60% (17 million acres) of Pennsylvania is forested. Individuals and families own about 75% of the forested land and provide 80% of Pennsylvania's timber products. Pennsylvania also has one of the largest expanses of public forestland in the eastern United States. How Pennsylvania’s forest resources were used in the past, how they are managed today and the management needed to ensure that we have healthy forests for the future are the topics for the March 17th meeting of the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
Some Pennsylvania youth, through FFA and 4-H, are learning about farm safety and health in a unique way. Four FFA teams and four 4-H teams from across the state displayed a wealth of knowledge through the Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals which were held at the 2016 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, January 13.
Defending champion Mifflinburg FFA and perennial contender Cumberland County 4-H brought home the wins in the Pennsylvania Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, Wednesday, January 13, at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.