The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are excited to announce an exciting new venture! We will be having a spring open house hosted by Plow & Hearth, Shoppes at Montage, 2111 Shoppes Boulevard Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk across scenic Route 6. Gather your family and friends to form a team of five and join Penn State Extension on this virtual walk.
The West Scranton Intermediate School is hosting a Spring Vendor and Craft Fair on Saturday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Luzerne county Master Gardeners will be hosting six workshops over the next several months. Dates include: March 12th, April 9th, May 14, July 9th, September 10th and October 8th.
The Wyoming County Master Gardeners are presenting a series of free workshops on Growing Better Vegetables. The workshops will be held March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, and April 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock PA 18657.
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in in Community Planning.
The PA Municipal Planning Education Institute, an educational program of the PA Chapter-APA and Penn State Cooperative Extension, is offering the PMPEI Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review.
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
There has been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Americans consume too much salt. Some think that consuming large amounts of sodium is the reason for the alarming rates of high blood pressure and heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, “Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor.”
We are challenging readers to include a new food in their meals. Today we are focusing on the low cost healthy food — beans. Beans and peas are the mature forms of legumes. They include kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, garbanzo peas (chickpeas), lima beans, black-eyed peas, split peas, and lentils. These types of beans and peas are not to be confused with green peas and green beans.
A common misconception in the grant writing process is that the actual proposal is a major component of the grant seeking process. However, to be successful, grant writing is a process that entails careful planning, research and outreach as well as cultivating relationships.
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) requires that every retail food service operation have at least one employee who holds a “nationally recognized food safety manager certification” such as ServSafe®. Further, a certified person must be available during all hours of the operation (they do not need to be present, but accessible). To receive and maintain certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five (5) years.
Cooking for Crowds - A Volunteer's Guide to Food Safety covers topics such as how food becomes unsafe, preparation practices to keep food safe, and purchasing and storage of food and supplies. Although geared for volunteers, those working in food establishments will also find the information to be beneficial. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture accepts this program for the legal operations of non-profit organizations.
Spinach can be added to salads, soups and casseroles to help cut cancer risks.