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Philadelphia County News

Master Gardener Lois Fischer in the Edible Landscape Garden
Buzzworthy News at Penn State Extension Philadelphia's Demonstration Gardens in Fairmount Park!
June 21, 2017
The Penn State Extension Philadelphia Master Gardeners are particularly busy this year as their Edible Landscape Garden in Fairmount Park expands through a three year plan, that will more than double the current garden space from 1400 square feet to 4900 square feet.
A Seat At The Table: Collaborative Cooking Classes with Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture + Design Students and Penn State Extension Nutrition Links
May 30, 2017
Every Thursday, for two months, senior Environmental Design students from the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) saddled up with bags of groceries and excitedly made their way to Penn State Center Philadelphia’s demonstration kitchen, ready to cook.
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Type 2 Diabetes and Surgical Solutions
May 16, 2017
Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Penn State Extension News

Kulcsar tapped to lead Department of Ag Economics, Sociology, and Education
June 14, 2017
Laszlo Kulcsar, professor of sociology and head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Kansas State University, will join Penn State as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, effective Aug. 1.
Scientists to study how soil health is influenced by pest-management tactics
June 14, 2017
An entomologist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and compare how various pest-management regimes affect the health of soils. John Tooker, associate professor of entomology, will lead the project, which is titled "Exploring Soil Health and Pest Management Trade Offs to Maximize Crop Productivity."
Penn State Extension educators develop plan to educate plain sect on food safety
June 13, 2017
Penn State Extension educators have developed food-safety training programs to accommodate the cultural norms of plain sect — Amish and Mennonite — farmers.

Upcoming Regional Events

4-H Youth Chef Camp
When: June 26-29, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
4-H Day Camp - Week #1
When: June 26-29, 2017
Where: Newtown Square, PA
Deciduous Tree Identification for Home Gardeners
When: June 29, 2017
Where: Media, PA
Cacti and Succulents
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Springfield, PA