Upcoming Regional Events
Based on our diverse professional experience, our life experiences, and new research on the significance of relationships, quality programs provide an opportune time to focus on the social and emotional development of children.
Come join us for a morning of learning and fun. Linda Coulston will teach you how to successfully cultivate moss in your garden. You will also receive hands-on instructions how to plant a miniature, enchanted moss garden for you to take home
Tues. & Thurs., Apr. 11 - May 18, 2017 (4:00 - 5:00 PM)
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
Books are an important element of science learning.
Come learn how to build a simple composter for $0 and turn your kitchen and yard waste into “brown gold” for your garden! This is a Free program and all ages are welcome.
Join Philadelphia County's Master Gardeners for a Garden Day and Plant Sale! This event will consist of workshops and talks by local garden experts, guided tours of three award winning demonstration gardens, and a full day "Ask a Master Gardener.”
Join us and learn how to make successful jams, jellies, and other sweet spreads. Regular jelly products and reduced sugar/no sugar recipes will be included.
Join the Master Gardeners from Penn State Extension Delaware County and travel to Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Bronx, New York City. Participants will experience a garden tour as well as a history tour of the estate.
Did you know that one out three bites of food that you eat is dependent on pollinators? In addition to honeybees, there are thousands of native bees that are important pollinators. Learn how to create a pollinator-friendly landscape that encourages biodiversity in the environment at this FREE event.
Mon., May 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM); Mon., May 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Exam to immediately follow class.
May 9, 16, 25, 30; June 6, 2017 (5:30 - 7:30 PM); Follow-Up: Aug. 8, 2017 (5:30 PM)
It's time to explore the true value of emotional literacy in supporting young children's emotional development! This training will increase your awareness of the kinds of interactions between adults and young children that support enhancing children’s emotional competency.
Learn about the trees, shrubs and perennials we should be planting (angels) versus the ones that we should avoid (devils). The Master Gardeners have created a list of their favorite, hardiest plants and also a list of the ones that we have learned from experience to avoid.
Have you taken a close look at the environments and routines you’ve created for young children?
Taking a walk in the woods anytime soon? Getting hungry? Learn to identify edible and tasty wild plants. This interesting and fun-filled workshop will teach you about foraging for these local wild plants.
Thurs., June 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., June 29, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM.
Learn the fundamentals of growing and cultivating cacti and succulents at home. Discover how easy and carefree they can be to raise. See how easy these plants are to propagate and take some home to start your own indoor desert.
Tues., July 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., July 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.
Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.
Learn the background and history of bonsai gardening from the master himself, Steve Ittel. He is a member and past president of the Bonsai Society of Chester County and has cared for the bonsai collection at Longwood Gardens. He will get you hooked on the art of creating bonsai.
Penn State Extension in Delaware County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Application deadline is May 26th.
Join the team of Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia whose mission is “to support Penn State Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.”
There are many reasons to grow native plants. See the native plant options available to local gardeners and learn how to incorporate them in your garden plan.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Pam Dimelar, a local photographer, naturalist and videographer who specializes in wildlife and has a natural interest in birds has followed a pair of local Great Horned Owls for five years. She will show you amazing video of them, as well as share many interesting facts about owls and their lifestyle. This is an enjoyable presentation for both adults and children.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Would you enjoy growing fresh greens year-round in your home? Learn how easy it is to grow vegetables with hydroponic towers. Pick your own salad greens, veggies and herbs to make the freshest dishes ever. Come and learn how easy this process is and why you should consider doing this in your own home.