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Upcoming Regional Events

June 2017

When: June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

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.

When: June 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens.

When: June 28, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

During this late afternoon event, participants will tour the agronomic weed control plots at the Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

Join us for Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals.

July 2017

When: July 6, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As your evening is winding down, join us for a Dairy Twilight Tour at Pine View Dairy. You and your family are invited to stop in between 7 and 9 PM to enjoy a tour, dairy displays, and an ice cream social!

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: July 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mifflintown, PA

Mon., July 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., July 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam begins at 1:00 PM.

When: July 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a free presentation about creating and certifying your “Pollinator-Friendly Garden” 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.

When: July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hershey, PA

The Summer Turf & Ornamental School is an all day program providing pest management information on ornamental plants and turfgrass pests. Sessions taught in Spanish will be offered during the morning portion of the program.

When: July 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Thurs., July 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., July 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape and provide a source of enjoyment for many residents. The management of these water resources can be challenging. This free workshop will help pond and lake owners solve these management challenges. In addition, the new topic of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) will be covered.

When: July 18, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Cucumbers and zucchini are commonly planted in summer gardens, and most vegetable gardeners are familiar with pickling and other traditional preparation methods. In this Cooking Institute class, participants will explore new and interesting recipes featuring cucumbers and zucchini. These new recipes will be a welcomed addition to the summer table!

When: July 18, 2017 6:00 PM to August 8, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: York, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: July 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Cucumbers and zucchini are commonly planted in summer gardens, and most vegetable gardeners are familiar with pickling and other traditional preparation methods. In this Cooking Institute class, participants will explore new and interesting recipes featuring cucumbers and zucchini. These new recipes will be a welcomed addition to the summer table!

When: July 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: July 24, 2017 8:30 AM to July 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

The FSMA regulation creates new current good manufacturing practice (CGMP) requirements for animal food facilities and creates new requirements for certain animal food facilities to establish and implement risk-based preventive controls.

When: July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Tomatoes and fruits can be safely processed in a boiling water bath. Join us to learn the basic principles of canning. This workshop is presented as a demonstration and lecture.

When: July 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

See firsthand the newest annual and perennial flowers offered in the spring to garden center and landscape clients! Flower Trial Field Day features product vignettes of prominent industry leaders Ball Horticulture, Dummen Orange, and Proven Winners.

When: July 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Pottsville, PA

Thurs., July 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Aug. 3, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: July 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.

When: July 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Sunbury, PA

Whether you have canned for many years or would like to try canning for the first time, we invite you, your family, and friends to attend our Home Canning Workshop to learn the most up-to-date information on home canning.

When: July 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

As your evening is winding down, join us and farm owners, Bob and Barb Keefer, for a Dairy Twilight Tour at Hard Earned Acres. You and your family are invited to stop in between 7 and 9 PM to enjoy a farm tour, dairy displays, and an ice cream social.

August 2017

When: August 2, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: August 2, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lititz, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: August 3, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Tomatoes and fruits can be safely processed in a boiling water bath. Join us to learn the basic principles of canning. This workshop is presented as a demonstration and lecture.

When: August 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Dauphin, PA

This basic workshop is specifically designed to provide background training for commercial and public nutrient management specialists who may not have experience with equine operations.

When: August 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: August 22, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Many types of melons can be grown or purchased during the summer months. Participants of this Cooking Institute will learn about the varieties of melons available and explore new ways to prepare them. This class will also cover herbs that pair well with melons to highlight the best flavors.

When: August 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: August 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: York, PA

Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM

September 2017

When: September 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade”.

When: September 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Sept. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: September 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn safe and proper canning procedures to make two fall favorites, sauerkraut and salsa!

When: September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

October 2017

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Drying food doesn't require special equipment. Join us to learn basic methods of drying food using an oven, microwave, dehydrator, or simply by air drying.

When: October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA
When: October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: December 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.