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June 2017

When: June 19, 2017 7:30 AM to June 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love horses? Always wanted to ride a horse? Want to learn a new skill and increase your bond with your own horse? Then you'll want to sign up for 4-H Youth Horse Camp, a week-long, full-day horse camp open to kids ages 8-18 (as of January 1).

When: June 19, 2017 9:30 AM to June 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

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.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Green industry professionals are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best trees for their customers’ needs.

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.

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

Home gardeners are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best tree for their needs.

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 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 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.

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

4-H Cloverbud Camp is a half-day camp that will introduce our youngest participants (ages 5-8 as of January 1, 2017) to some of the 4-H animal clubs, such as horse and livestock. Additional activities will focus on science, nature, animals, the environment, food, fitness, and health-based 4-H guidelines.

When: July 10, 2017 6:00 PM to July 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

When: July 10, 2017 7:00 PM to July 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

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 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love animals? Want to be introduced to all kinds of animals? 4-H Animal Science Camp provides a great opportunity to learn about different animals, the care they need, and to get some hands-on experience!

When: July 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 17, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

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

When: July 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

Tues., July 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., July 25, 2017 (9:00 - 11:00 AM) - Exam will be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

When: July 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

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.

When: July 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ambler, PA

Tues. & Thurs., July 18 - Aug. 24, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: July 19, 2017 8:00 AM to July 20, 2017 5:00 PM
Where: Wayne, PA

Offered from 1986-2008 at UC Davis as an extension short course, this class has consistently received top evaluations from over 4,000 attendees. Its original intention, to summarize the basics of a U.C. Davis Enology education, is now supplemented by emerging postmodern winemaking ideas. Designed to benefit the home winemaker as well as professionals at all levels, the course requires a general knowledge of winemaking basics, but does not demand a formal knowledge of chemistry.

When: July 19, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their families that will increase knowledge of healthy food choices and diabetes management.

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 24, 2017 9:30 AM to July 27, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 25, 2017 9:00 AM to July 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

New this year! At 4-H Canning Camp, learn how to use the fruits and vegetables from your garden (or the store) to eat throughout the year! During this half-day camp, participants will be canning pickles, salsa, jam/jelly, and more!

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.

August 2017

When: August 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

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 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

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

When: August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: August 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Extension in Berks County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Applications are being accepted from now through March 31.

When: August 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The Penn State Chester County Master Gardeners are currently accepting applications for the class of 2017.

When: August 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Penn State Extension in Delaware County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Application deadline is May 26th.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pottstown, 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 28, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The 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.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

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 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

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

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.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 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 20, 2017 9:00 AM to September 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

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

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 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

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.

When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.