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.
At the Thursday, March 9, 2017, meeting of the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association, Matt Kern, PA DCNR Bureau of Forestry Service Forester, will speak on methods for “Forest Tree and Plant Propagation.”
If you are eagerly waiting, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then “Ready, Set, Grow!” is the gardening workshop for you. Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Educators on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Carlisle, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. $5 fee. Please register by March 15, 2017
The Gardening With Nature series is back for a fifth year of informative workshops on creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment 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 topics ranging from wildflowers to weeds in the lower level community room of the library.
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.
Join Penn State Extension, Perry County Master Gardeners, and Perry County Conservation District for a free presentation on “How Healthy is Your Well Water?” on Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Get Your Garden Started” on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
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 ServSafe course conducted by Penn State Extension is being held at the Cumberland County Extension Office in Carlisle on February 24th from 9am-4pm and March 3rd from 9am-1pm.
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.
The Professional Pest Managers School offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators. A one-stop shop, the school provides pesticide application focused classes in turf, landscape, pond maintenance, pool maintenance, right-of-way, nursery, indoor pest control, and invertebrate pest management. March 13th 8 am-3:30 pm at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Deadline to register is March 9th.
Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering the program, Dining with Diabetes, beginning March 2, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA . Classes will meet once a week for 4 weeks and then return for a follow-up 3 months later. Classes will be held March 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017, with the follow-up on June 8, 2017.
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.
When it comes to pesticides, trickle-down is bad economics. Farmers can use simple strategies to keep pesticides in the field and out of groundwater, Bryan Swistock, a Penn State Extension water resources specialist, said during a recent webinar.
Weeds can reduce forage palatability and be poisonous to livestock. They can also reduce the carrying capacity of a pasture. Kelly Patches, a Penn State Extension field and forage educator, discussed strategies for managing these pesky plants last month during a Grazing Guides webinar.