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Upcoming Regional Events

May 2017

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 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, 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 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, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., June 7, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 14, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 21, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: June 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This field day will focus on some of our current small grain research trials.

When: June 13, 2017 7:30 AM to June 15, 2017 3:30 PM
Where: Elizabethtown, 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: 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, 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, 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 - 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 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 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.

July 2017

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 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 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, 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 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.

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 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 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, 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 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.

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

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.