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Upcoming Regional Events

August 2017

When: August 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Improper canning methods can cause serious illness. Whether canning for years or new to canning, the workshop will cover how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pottstown, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the team of Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia whose mission is “to support Penn State Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.”

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!

When: August 28, 2017, 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The Food for Profit workshop takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business, especially directed to individuals who will be making and packing their products for resale through grocery stores, farm markets or restaurants.

When: August 29, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: August 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Kennett Square, PA

Wed., Aug. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Fri., Sept. 1, 2017 (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Wed., Sept., 6, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam. *This event will be instructed in Spanish.*

When: August 30, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Nazareth, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for our horses and the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us for Equine Pasture Walk to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

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 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are many reasons to grow native plants. See the native plant options available to local gardeners and learn how to incorporate them in your garden plan.

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 - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 2017, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This program will provide current information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements.

When: September 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

This program will provide current information about pest management for turf and ornamental landscape plants and help you fulfill your pesticide license recertification requirements.

When: September 12, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Schnecksville, PA

Join us for a light dinner, network with your professional peers, and to earn a few pesticide update credits.

When: September 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do?

When: September 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Join us for our 21st Annual Are You Crazy? Retail Farm Market Bus Tour to explore some of the premier farm markets in New York.

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.

When: September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Mums and asters brighten up the fall landscape but there are so many native options, why not include some of these in your landscaping as well? As we walk through the preserve we will discuss the many fall blooming perennials that not only enliven the home garden, but also provide essential late-season nectar for migrating pollinators.

When: September 27, 2017, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

This meeting will feature presentations on weed control and weed identification in right-of-ways and industrial areas. Pesticide safety will also be covered.

When: September 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Langhorne, PA

This program will provide landscape professionals a chance to discuss some of the common pest problems impacting landscapes in 2017.

October 2017

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Kennett Square, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 4, 2017 6:00 PM to November 1, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

The Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course is an exciting four evening workshop that provides in-depth instruction on pasture and farm management. This workshop will be offered in two locations at once; there will be one live presentation and one webinar presentation at each location each night.

When: October 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Thurs., Oct. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov., 3, 2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 5, 2018 (10:00 AM)

When: October 6, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27; Nov., 3, 2017 (3:00 - 5:00 PM) | Follow-Up: Jan. 5, 2018 (3:00 PM)

When: October 7, 2017, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Center Valley, PA

This workshop teaches stewardship of your land. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woodland, landowners can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved! Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.

When: October 9, 2017, 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Bethlehem, PA

The 11th Annual Lehigh Valley Early Care & Education Professional Development Day will focus on, "The Impacts of Trauma on Young Children." The conference will assist caregivers and educators of young children to increase their understanding of what trauma is and how it impacts children.

When: October 10, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do?

When: October 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Honey Brook, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pam Dimelar, a local photographer, naturalist and videographer who specializes in wildlife and has a natural interest in birds has followed a pair of local Great Horned Owls for five years. She will show you amazing video of them, as well as share many interesting facts about owls and their lifestyle. This is an enjoyable presentation for both adults and children.

When: October 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: October 18, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Reading, PA

Join us for Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees and learn to identify and use thirty-five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Reading, Pennsylvania. *Note: This workshop is for Master Gardeners only.

Event Canceled
When: October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Shade trees and flowering trees will be covered during this workshop; participants will learn about native trees for a variety of landscape situations. Enjoy walking the preserve as the colors change and examine the details of trees up close to help with identification in the field.

When: October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) & Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) | Exam will start at 11:00 AM

When: October 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Mon., Oct. 23, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Mon., Oct. 30, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) - Exam from 2:00 - 4:00 PM

When: October 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Oct. 30 - Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

November 2017

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.

When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you enjoy growing fresh greens year-round in your home? Learn how easy it is to grow vegetables with hydroponic towers. Pick your own salad greens, veggies and herbs to make the freshest dishes ever. Come and learn how easy this process is and why you should consider doing this in your own home.

When: November 14, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do?

December 2017

When: December 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) | Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

When: December 12, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do?

February 2018

When: February 9, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Center Valley, PA

This workshop is designed to assist farm families transfer their business to the next owner or manager.