With National Nutrition Month ending, we don’t want to forget the challenge of this year’s theme “Putting your best fork forward.” One great way to do just that is to cook at home. Our busy lifestyles may present challenges, but a well-stocked pantry makes putting a quick, simple, and delicious meal together easy to do!
Create a beautiful flowering container for Mom! Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a children’s workshop on Saturday, May 6, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
What is sustainable gardening? It’s gardening for the long term, an earth-friendly approach that can save you time and money by reducing pesticide use, conserving natural resources, and enhancing biodiversity in your own garden.
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.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations located in Pennsylvania as a result of the frost and freeze that occurred on April 4 – 10, 2016.
When we think of heart health, we think of reducing sodium, eating less saturated fats, and exercising more. But do we ever think of eating more fish? If not, consider adding this important food to your menu!
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Pollinator Friendly Gardening” on Tuesday, April 13, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Learn about some of our beautiful and fantastic native spring wildflowers at the next Gardening with Nature program on Tuesday, March 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, located at 100 N. 19th Street in Camp Hill. Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting this monthly series of informal presentations on environmentally-friendly gardening topics from February through October.
March is National Nutrition Month and this year the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!”
Learn about some of our beautiful and fantastic native spring wildflowers at the next Gardening with Nature program on Tuesday, March 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., at the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, located at 100 N. 19th Street in Camp Hill.
Herbs and spices, in flavorful combinations both new and traditional, offer the chance to add a new twist to the dishes prepared in your kitchen.
Whether your goal is to save time or money, eat nutritious foods, or maintain a healthy weight, packing your lunch will aid you with each of these.
The first step can be the hardest one to take. Here are some tips and information on the Everybody Walk PA program to help get you motivated for exercise.
Eight Cumberland County 4-H members gained leadership and professional skills through hands-on learning while attending the 2017 Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, on January 27-29.
Perhaps you have been thinking about going Mediterranean, with all the recent support for the healthfulness of this way of eating. It's not so difficult as you may think - try some of these tips to get started!
Are you looking for something to do this winter and want to learn more about canning foods to enjoy during the year? Penn State Extension in Cumberland County is offering two food preservation workshops this winter.
The fresh berries have diminished and the citrus fruits are starting to come into season. Citrus fruits include grapefruit, oranges, mandarin oranges, lemons, and limes. They are at their peak of availability during the winter season.
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
Regular liming is critical to good crop production in our soils. However, of all of the soil test results, pH is the only one that is consistently below optimum in our annual soil test summaries for PA.