4-H will be taking orders for high quality strawberry plant bundles. These plants come from virus indexed, tissue cultured mother plants. Plants come in bundles of 25. Each bundle contains a single variety.
Across much of Pennsylvania, it has been a different winter. It has been a winter of little snow and scarce cold weather. Some will recall it as a great winter; others might wonder what it means, especially to our woodlands.
If your family shops at any Giant Food Store, this is for you!
Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg and Penn State Extension will be teaming up to offer the StrongWomen Program this spring. This is an eight week program geared for middle-aged to older women and is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition can improve the health of women of all ages.
Do you want to learn home gardening techniques that are more earth-friendly and that can save you time and money? Do you want to create gardens and landscapes that are healthy, productive, and beautiful? Are you interested in growing herbs or having a home greenhouse? Then join Penn State Extension in Cumberland County for a series of four informal classes on “Sustainable Gardening” topics to be held on April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2012.
Vernal ponds are a significant component of Pennsylvania's natural heritage and provide critical habitat for a unique set of species adapted to seasonal wet and dry periods such as salamanders, frogs, and fairy shrimp.
There will be a 6:00PM Grain Marketing meeting held at Hoss's of Carlisle featuring Stewart-Peterson. A Pesticide meeting offering credits will be held at the Penn State Extension office of Cumberland County along with a Fumigation Procedures workshop.
Welcome to the 2012 Professional Pest Manager’s School. With 30 category and 10 core credit offerings, we believe the school will help you keep up with changes in regulations and product information.
Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit workshop takes you step-by-step through the information necessary to start and run a small food-product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale (through grocery stores, farm markets, or restaurants).
“Ready, Set, Grow!” If you are anxious to get outside and start digging in the garden, then don’t miss this informative workshop offered by the Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County. Scheduled for Saturday, March 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, “Ready, Set, Grow!” covers vegetable gardening tips and organic gardening techniques to help you have a healthy and productive vegetable garden this year.
Recently, on January 25, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service released its long-awaited plant hardiness zone map, the result of an almost eight year process to update and refine its previous map, issued 22 years ago in 1990.
Tim Abbey will be hosting an all day class on Proper Pruning.
Growing your own vegetables is a great way to eat healthy and have fun. Getting started can be both daunting and exciting if you are new to gardening. Paging through enticing gardening and seed catalogs, it’s hard not to get carried away or overwhelmed.
Penn State Extension and The Penn State Department of Horticulture are excited to announce the All-Day Strawberry / Bramble School. This school covers everything you wanted to know about strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry production in one intensive day.
If you are not on a public water supply, you probably get your water from a well. If you use private water supplies, such as wells, springs or cisterns, then the responsibility for the quality of your water is your own. You must take steps to ensure that your water is safe to drink. It must be free of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and harmful chemical impurities. It should also be clean, clear, and nonstaining, without offensive odors. A water test can confirm the presence of contaminants in a private water supply.
While early registration for this week’s Southeast Greenhouse Growers Meeting this Thursday, 1/26 closed this past Friday, you can still participate.
Creating a garden in dry shade can be a challenge for the perennial gardener. The list of perennial plants that will tolerate, let alone thrive in, the combination of low light and thin, dry soil is a relatively short one. Shallow-rooted trees, such as maples or beeches, create or compound the problem by competing with perennials and shrubs planted under their canopy for moisture and nutrients.
Ten Penn State students, including eight enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences, were among 26 who were awarded scholarships by the Pennsylvania Farm Show Scholarship Foundation during the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. For a complete list of recipients and photos click on the link provided.
Maybe you are not digging in the dirt, but winter is the best time to check out your garden structure and browse the internet, catalogs, and books for gardening ideas. If a new gardener or one of experience, January is the best time of year to really dig into garden design.
You may have noticed that your seed catalogs showed up earlier than ever this winter. With the rapid growth in vegetable gardening, demand promises to be higher than ever. If there are specific varieties of vegetables that you truly want for the coming season, you may want to get your orders in early.