York County 4-H members did well at KILE.
Thoughts shared from our York County 4-H Center Board.
Information and dates on upcoming York County 4-H volunteer screening programs.
Spring will arrive in a few short months and thoughts of transplanting will be on everyone's mind and priority list. Assuming the seed and transplant order was made several months ago for both local and Southern tray plants, there are several important plant characteristics that will help you determine if the transplants you intend to plant will establish quickly and grow rapidly or fail in the field.
Since both my grandfather and grandmother on my father’s side came from Ireland in the early 1900’s, the potato has always been a staple at every meal. Today the potato is sometimes looked on with distain in our health conscious society and also as we strive to fight obesity in both adults and children. This is misguided since we know that the potato is a nutritionally rich tuberous vegetable that is a good source of starch and fiber.
With all of the rain that we have had over the last several months, many homeowners have had to deal with an excess of stormwater. How clean is that stormwater that runs off of your property or off of your neighbors?
Adults who are caring for their relative’s children may have experience dealing with the prison system,others may be dealing with unanticipated challenges with regard to ensuring the physical and emotional health of the children in their care.
Click the link to see. These trees grow in the forest near Gryfino, Poland. The cause of the curvature is unknown. Any guesses?
Highlights and presentations of the Marcellus Summit 2011
A December 2011 report from Generations United, entitled, Family Matters: Multigenerational Families in a Volatile Economy, finds that an increased number of Americans are living in multigenerational households, due in part to the poor economy and also to an increasing number of elders living with family members who provide care.
Includes: New Fact Sheet: Caregiving With Your Siblings, Gallop: 72% of Employed Caregivers are Caring for a Parent, Study: Adult Day Care Services Reduce Stress for Family Caregivers of Adults with Dementia, and Pennsylvania House Approves Bill to Update PA Family Caregivers Support Act
Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) Challenge called “Winter 2012 SSHW Challenge” is being launched.
Members of 4-H Waggin'Tails Club make Fluffy's Blankets
Attention all gardeners: this year's GardenWise will be held on March 10, 2012 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the York County School of Technology
You eagerly rip open the shiny, gift-wrapped box you received in the mail. As you peer into the present, you gasp! The sticker says, "Keep Refrigerated" -- but the delicacy inside feels like it’s at room temperature! Oh, no! How can you be sure that food survives holiday shipping? Follow these handy tips from FightBac.org to make sure what you send and receive is handled properly.
Holiday time is a difficult time when it comes to maintaining our weight and preventing that dreaded weight gain. Between the holiday gatherings and home-baked goodies, we really have to work hard to squeeze that exercise and physical activity into our busy days.
The latest Penn State Extension greenhouse newsletter
Are you looking for more information to help make your livestock enterprise more profitable? Penn State Extension will be offering three Extension Home Study Courses this winter, beginning February 1, 2012. The purpose of the courses is to teach producers about production principles for beef, sheep or meat goats that will help their operations become more profitable.
You recently had your private water supply tested, hoping to gain valuable information about the quality and condition of your water. Upon receiving the water analysis report, you find yourself looking at confusing columns of decimal numbers, abbreviations, and contaminants that are difficult to pronounce. What does this all mean?
Save the date for 4-H Cloverbud Camp!