Luzerne County News
March 10, 2015Consider adding leeks to your spring vegetable garden. Leeks look like large scallions, having slightly enlarged lower stems and upright leaves, which are flat and thick, unlike onions’ tubular leaves. They are milder than onions and have a distinctive, though similar, flavor. Leeks are delicious additions to soups and stews. They can also be added to stuffing, gratins, and casseroles, or sautéed with other vegetables such as carrots.
My Favorite Spring Flowering Shrubs - Viburnums
March 10, 2015As we gaze upon the awakening landscape at this time of year, we dream of the wide array of flowers, shrubs and trees in our gardens. In the shrubs category, viburnums fall into “my favorite” species for many reasons.
Spring - The Time Is Right
March 10, 2015Spring is that time of year when everything comes alive. It’s a time of hope, renewal, and opportunity. There is a high level of active growth in the garden and landscape. Tiny tender buds are beginning to open and expand into leaves and flowers.
Penn State Extension News
Timber 2015 expo a showcase for Pennsylvania forest products industry
March 27, 2015Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs. Known as Timber 2015, the biennial trade exposition is hosted by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association. Parking and admission are free.
Turning pollution into crop nutrients to be focus of 2015 Manure Expo
March 16, 2015As agricultural groups and government agencies continue to tackle the vexing problem of nutrient pollution entering waterways, Penn State Extension is hosting an event in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay watershed aimed at helping producers to reduce negative impacts of excess manure nutrients. The 2015 North American Manure Expo will take place July 14-15 near Chambersburg, Franklin County.
Land-use webinar to focus on planning to protect water supplies
March 13, 2015Planning for and protecting public and private water supplies will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at noon on March 18.
Upcoming Regional Events
StrongWomen/Growing Stronger Challenge
When: March 30, 2015Where: Stroudsburg, PA
Nutrition Links: Introduction to Nutrition Links / Fix It Safe
When: March 31, 2015Where: Tannersville, PA
Nutrition Links: MyPlate / Plan: Know What's For Dinner
When: April 1, 2015Where: Tannersville, PA
Pesticide Applicator Exam
When: April 2, 2015Where: Stroudsburg, PA
When: April 6, 2015Where: Palmerton, PA