There is still room in the 4-H 2014 Veterinary Science Classes being taught by Bucks County veterinarians for youth ages 12-18.
Are you a bird lover? Do you enjoy watching birds at your feeder and want to attract more species? Would you like to know more about the birds in your yard and on the trails?
A Bag Garden is a quick and easy way to garden in limited space for just a few dollars.
Straw Bale Gardening is a quick and easy way to install a raised garden bed for a small amount of money.
How do we motivate limited resource youth to make healthy food choices and increase physical activity? Penn State Nutrition Links Nutrition Education Adviser, Eileen Johanssen, has been hanging out with the third graders in Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Bethlehem, Northampton County helping to answer that question!
The barriers impeding resource stressed families from attending Nutrition Links nutrition education programs include family responsibilities, transportation issues, and work schedules.
You may not have seen many of the adult beetles, but conditions were ideal during egg-laying.
WASHINGTON – In an ongoing effort to protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present.
Maybe you can extend your gardening time, or if not, here are a couple of things to prepare for the winter season - for both your kitchen and your garden.
Invasive species such as Asian longhorned beetles and emerald ash borers, which often arrive as infestations in wooden packing crates, are a growing problem in the United States. A Penn State collaboration is developing a new heat treatment program for solid wood packaging materials to help prevent these kinds of destructive pests from reaching our shores.
This article from the Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) contains information on protecting other species, particularly raptors, from accidental poisoning and death. The Bio-Integral Resource Center (BIRC) specializes in finding non-toxic and least toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) solutions to urban and agricultural pest problems.
Whether planted as a specimen or patio tree in a naturalized or formal setting, this versatile native to eastern coastal wetlands, low woods and ponds’ edges from Massachusetts to Florida and west to Texas, has much to offer.
Penn State Extension in Montgomery County offers hands-on educational nutrition classes through its Nutrition Links program. Many of these classes are held on a weekly and monthly basis throughout the year.
After several years on hiatus, the Celebrity Goat Milking Contest was brought back last year for the 100 Years of 4-H Celebration and was a huge hit!
On May 1st, Amy Shollenberger of Harleysville, PA took on a full time role with Penn State Extension as the 4-H Extension Educator for Montgomery County.
Session meets DPW and Keystone Stars guidelines and all participants will receive 6 professional development credits. Act 48 Credits will also be available.
It’s time to plan for the season when gardens everywhere are producing at their peak and there are good bargains at farmers’ markets and roadside stands. What do you do if you get a bounty of fruit and vegetables and you know you can’t use it before it spoils? Don’t worry, you have several options!
Don't forget the Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 18th.
This article from the Penn State Extension Green Industry Team has great information about native plants.
Here are a few tips, hints and answers to questions we often get here in the office.