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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.

June 21, 2017

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a free presentation about creating and certifying your “Pollinator-Friendly Garden” on Monday evening, July 10, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at their Trial and Idea Garden, located at the corner of Claremont Road and Army Heritage Drive, on the grounds of Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Carlisle. The address is 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle, PA, 17013.

Photo taken by Laura Hlusko, Mercer County Master Gardener
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?

June 19, 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.

June 12, 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.

June 8, 2017

Logan Horst, Penn State Dairy Educator celebrates the Holidays! We all know when the major holidays are and we celebrate them accordingly, but how many of you know that the whole month of June is set aside as “Dairy Month,” and the month of July as “Ice Cream Month?”

P1010045_E: Kayla Buker, 4-H Summer Assistant for Penn State Extension of Cumberland County
June 7, 2017

Penn State Extension of Cumberland County has announced that Kayla Buker of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, has been selected as the Summer Assistant for its 4-H Youth Development Program.

May 16, 2017

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

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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 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.

Vegetable Garden by Lori Stalteri; CC By 2.0
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?

USDA Food and Nutrition Service /SNAP-Ed Phot Gallery
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

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.