This program provides landscape professionals a chance to discuss some of the common pest problems impacting landscapes in 2014 while obtaining update credits for pesticide applicators, certified arborists, landscape architects and PCH/CLT certifications.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: September 23 - December 11, 2014, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety covers topics such as how food becomes unsafe, preparation practices to keep food safe, and purchasing and storage of food and supplies. Although geared for volunteers, those working in food establishments will also find the information to be beneficial. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture accepts this program for the legal operations of non-profit organizations.
Review and discuss consumer trends and conducting market research. Explore the many marketing opportunities available to small scale farmers. Cover the appropriate farm management techniques and practices.
Hear what it takes to raise beef, sheep or pigs on a few acres. Topics covered include housing, nutrition, health and breeding.
Learn the basics of soil’s physical, chemical and biological properties that lead to optimal plant growth.
Get an introduction to growing vegetables...from growing seedlings to preparing beds, keeping out the weeds, and harvesting.
The class is for those who have an interest in possibly keeping bees or beginning beekeepers. No knowledge of beekeeping is necessary. The “Basics of Beekeeping” class will provide participants with information that will help them decide if keeping honey bees is right for them. Participants will see examples of a hive, hive parts, and beekeepers tools.