Training for the Northeastern PA Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Program for Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Wyoming counties will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at various locations. Several Saturday Field Trips are also planned.
There are several pest problems that are either already present or are expected in local gardens.
Peas can add nutrition and variety to any summer meal...
Spring brings an awakening to our landscapes, as thermal energy is accumulated trees and shrubs break bud, flower, and leaf out.
Summer vacation is a time when kids take a break from school. This typically means more time spent at the park, swimming pool, and in front of the TV.
Rhubarb-It’s bold, it’s beautiful, it’s bountiful. Few things say “summer time” more than this leafy vegetable.
About one in four Americans is lactose intolerant.
Hugelkultur – what is it? It’s an ancient technique for composting, but it is also the latest rage in sustainable recycling of plant nutrients. Want to know more? See a demonstration of hugelkultur and learn more, lots more, at Penn State’s Summer Garden Experience.
Spring brings an awakening to our landscapes, as thermal energy is accumulated trees and shrubs break bud, flower, and leaf out...
What's the buzz about CSAs, community supported agriculture? It's an innovative way for growers and consumers to connect around locally-grown produce and food products.
Plants need good growing conditions in order to thrive. What those conditions are varies from plant to plant...
If you plan to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend with a picnic, it’s important to keep food safety in mind. Follow these safe food handling tips to reduce you and your guests’ risk for foodborne illness...
Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
When most of us think of GMOs or genetically modified organisms, we think about crops like corn and soybean that have been genetically altered to resist some pests (e.g. corn borer), or survive being sprayed with a weed control herbicide (e.g. glyphosate).
Having a job can have both positive and negative consequences for a teen...
Tried and true, the geranium is one of the most popular flowering plants for a garden bed, containers, pots and hanging baskets.
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to ramp up physical activity. Regular exercise is important for overall health, sense of well-being, and maintenance of a healthy body weight.
Prebiotics and Probiotics are functional components of foods that help keep our digestive system running smoothly! The good news is they are found in many of the foods we normally eat.
When is the best time to plant warm season vegetables in your garden? That’s not an easy question. Some gardeners like to wait until Memorial Day or later to ensure the cold weather and frosts are over.
One of the first vegetables available in the spring is asparagus...