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May 2017

When: May 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Perry County Master Gardeners are holding their ninth annual Plant Sale at the Perry County Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

When: May 30, 2017 7:30 AM to June 1, 2017 7:30 AM
Where: Green Lane, PA

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

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

Tues. & Thurs., May 30 - July 11, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: May 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., May 31 - July 12, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: May 31, 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.

June 2017

When: June 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Mon., June 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., June 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam begins at 2:00 PM.

When: June 6, 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: June 6, 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: June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an informational program presented by Dr. Troy Ott a professor of Animal Physiology at Penn State University.

When: June 8, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Weed Identification".

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

Mon., June 12, 2017 (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., June 19, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam included in class time.

When: June 13, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us to learn the basic methods and principles behind drying foods.

When: June 14, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 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: June 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Returning guest speaker, Kathy Musser of Cloverleaf Herb Farm will give us an in-depth look at three culinary herb groups - Basil, Mint and Sage.

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, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Mon. & Wed., June 19 - Aug. 2, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

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 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

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.

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Middletown, PA

Tues., June 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., June 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: June 20, 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.

When: June 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us for a hands-on, homemade pasta class. Participants of Homemade Pasta will create an assortment of hand-crafted pastas. Each pasta style will be dressed with a complimentary sauce.

When: June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Berwick, PA

Not all bugs are bad! Vince Fayock, Penn State Master Gardener of Columbia County will help you learn who is who. Part of the 2017 McBride Gardening Series - Free gardening programs by Master Gardeners. No registration is required.

When: June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lebanon, PA

Join us for a hands-on, homemade pasta class. Participants of Homemade Pasta will create an assortment of hand-crafted pastas. Each pasta style will be dressed with a complimentary sauce.

When: June 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come learn more about how you can help our pollinators!

When: June 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Mount Gretna, PA

Join thousands of other concerned citizens like yourself. Become a Tree Tender and help increase tree canopy cover in your community. Tree Tenders® is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

When: June 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Jim Thorpe, PA

Please join the Carbon County Master Gardeners for the day to celebrate National Pollinator Week.

When: June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Slatington, PA

Join the Carbon County Master Gardeners to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

When: June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the Master Gardeners of Carbon county.

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

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: 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 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 - 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 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

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.

December 2017

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 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.