Several recent workshops held in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Bucks Counties provided a two-hour educational program on the basics of groundwater, private water wells and springs, water testing, home water treatment, and septic system maintenance plus free water quality screening.
County residents have been concerned about West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and other serious health threats from tiny arthropod vectors for years, and now, in 2016, Zika virus has been added to the list. This workshop on May 17th, will discuss ways you do to protect yourself, your family, and your pets from these potential health threats.
The Mediterranean lifestyle and way of eating can be beneficial for the general population, as well as for those with type 2 diabetes. Recently, several large studies added support for the long-term health benefits of a Mediterranean plan of eating.
Create a beautiful flowering container for Mom! Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a children’s workshop on Saturday, May 7, 2016, between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.
National Pollinator Week is June 20 to 26, 2016. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Butterfly Container Workshop on Saturday, June 18, at the Cumberland County Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle. Two sessions are offered: morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
Penn State Extension will offer a soils workshop at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County office, 310 Allen Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, on May 12, 2016 from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. The workshop will provide an introduction to soil physical properties, survey maps, soil test interpretation and amendments.
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2016 The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers. Bad Weather Note: School will be held rain or shine, dress according to the weather report!
Perry County Master Gardeners are holding their eighth annual Plant Sale at the Perry County Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The plant sale runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., rain or shine, in the parking lot next to the Extension office, and you will find a wide variety of great plants at very reasonable prices, including herbs, vegetables, pollinator-friendly plants, and native perennials.
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It's time to choose your location!
A total of 11 topics are scheduled, most on the third Tuesday evening of the month from February to October, with September and October doubling up on presentations to include the fourth Tuesday of those months. Topics include herb gardening, mosses and ferns, mosquitoes and ticks, botany, managing insect pests, outstanding plants for central Pennsylvania, tree planting, pollinator-friendly gardening, gardening in winter, and a new online tool for designing your native landscape.
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free presentation on “Using Low Tunnels for Season Extension” on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Tracking your food intake is a great tool for weight loss. It helps to create awareness of our eating patterns and helps us to identify causes for overeating.
It's the time of year when many adults renew efforts to be more active. Choosing the right types of foods will help you to feel energized and at your best for exercise and everyday activities.
Every five years the USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services update the dietary advice provided to Americans based on research accumulated during the past five years. The latest version was released on January 7 as the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.
It’s now mid- January and the holiday activities are over. Perhaps a few weeks ago you decided to make some New Year’s resolutions. Millions of Americans make resolutions each year. The most popular resolutions include starting an exercise program, eating better and reducing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine or other drugs. According to research conducted by Psychology Central, 75% of people who make resolutions fail in their first attempts, and most of these people, 67%, make more than one resolution.
The annual Southeast Greenhouse Growers Day will help keep growers up to date with the latest practices and techniques to produce high quality herbaceous plants. Pesticide applicator credits are available to licensed applicators from DE, MD, NJ and PA. Join Penn State Extension, Penn State Research and the State Floriculture Advisory Board for what should be another great meeting.
The 2016 Penn State Extension Crops Conferences are located in four counties around the state - Lancaster, Bradford, Union, and Lehigh. Each conference offers a day-long program with at least two concurrent breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to select topics that are relevant to them and their agricultural operations.
Christmas caroling, Christmas shopping, Christmas baking, Christmas cards…all familiar holiday activities, but Christmas botanizing? What’s up with that?
Despite sound evidence to the contrary, poinsettia phobia continues. No other consumer plant has been as widely tested as the poinsettia.