Cumberland County Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will be at the 11th annual Gardeners Gathering at Lower Allen Community Park from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 25, to share tips on successful rain gardens.
The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Experience 4-H for the summer, Dauphin County 4-H will be offering several day camps for youth ages 6 - 12. Come and join us for our summer camp programs and learn skills that will last a lifetime.
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, there’s an opportunity for you to explore the outdoors with Dauphin County 4-H.
The Penn State Extension Dauphin County Master Gardeners “Harrisburg Cemetery Spring Tree Walk” and the Camp Curtin Historical Society “History Comes Alive” tours will take place at the Harrisburg Cemetery on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The event is hosted by Penn State Extension Dauphin County Master Gardeners, Camp Curtin Historical Society, today’s the day Harrisburg, and Historic Harrisburg Association.
The Master Gardener Hotline is a free service offered through Penn State Extension - Dauphin County Office to help residents with gardening questions and concerns.
The Dauphin County 4-H Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center,1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, PA 17018.
Jennifer Fetter was recognized at the 2014 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents' awards banquet during the NAE4-HA Conference this past October. Jennifer was awarded for her outstanding efforts with Penn State Extension 4-H Programming. The Distinguished Service Award is given to educators with seven or more years of exceptional service. The Exhibit Award is given to recognize significant accomplishments in presenting 4-H to the general public through educational and/or promotional material that makes the audience respond in a positive way. The Media Presentation Award is given to recognize significant accomplishments in providing 4-H related educational/promotional content that is produced using digital presentation software.
Low prices for commodity crops are never good for agricultural producers. But for small farmers, many of whom already depend on off-farm income, this is not a good scenario. Navigating this uncertain financial terrain is not for the faint of heart; fortunately, at-risk residents in rural communities have the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) on their side to provide them with the information they need. Land-grant universities (LGU) provide research-based information through non-formal, non-credit to residents in their state.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Extension supports food entrepreneurs with 'Food for Profit'
A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
Penn State Extension will once again be taking a virtual walk – this year visiting the natural beauty of Pennsylvania State Parks. Gather your family and friends or co-workers to form a team of up to five.
It's not always easy to tell the difference between foodborne illness, also referred to as food poisoning and influenza.
Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) was detected in many PA greenhouses and high tunnels in 2014. TMV is a very stable virus and is capable of being transmitted to susceptible plants on worker’s hands, clothing, or tools.
On a list of evildoers, the woolly adelgid doesn't have quite the same ring to it as, say, Count Dracula or the Green Goblin. But make no mistake, to Pennsylvania's endangered state tree, the eastern hemlock, the woolly adelgid might as well be named Doctor Doom.
You may be wondering about the effects of caffeine, in particular, or coffee and other stimulants in general. We are still learning about these powerful substances and their effects!
As you spend winter plowing streets, salting sidewalks or just enjoying the wintery weather, have you noticed some trees hang on to their leaves after all the other have colored up and fallen to the ground?
Rick Kralj, M Ed., RDN, LDN, Senior Food Safety & Quality Extension Educator shares some seasonal cautions to keep us healthy during the holidays!