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June 2017

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.

July 2017

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

Mon., July 10, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., July 17, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

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 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 12, 2017 9:30 AM to July 19, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Wilkes Barre, PA

Join us and learn to identify and use thirty five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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

Thurs., July 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., July 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

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 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, 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 to July 28, 2017 3:45 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Commercial & Public Applicator Pesticide Short Course will help build a foundation of knowledge about safe and proper handling and use of pesticides.

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 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 - 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, 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 19, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

This meeting is a hands-on, in field demonstration of the proper techniques for shearing Christmas trees.

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 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, 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 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Bethlehem, PA
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.

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 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 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Join the Master Gardener Program and give back to the community.

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 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn more about the interesting bugs in your garden. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

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: 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 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 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 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Emmaus, PA

Learn about native garden design, how to clean up your garden in the fall and sample over 60 tomato varieties!

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 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 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 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 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 - 9:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

When: October 16, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA
When: October 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: October 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

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 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: November 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: November 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

When: November 27, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

December 2017

When: December 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Penn State Extension from Monroe County is offering hands-on educational classes on nutrition through its Nutrition Links Program.

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.