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Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
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.

Penn State Extension News

Agricultural research center site of cutting-edge research, Ag Progress Days
August 9, 2017
Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center, located along state Route 45 at Rock Springs, is a hub for cutting-edge research and innovative education conducted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, and is also the location of the annual Ag Progress Days expo.
So, you want to raise sheep or goats? Attend this workshop
August 8, 2017
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides an ideal environment to raise sheep and goats. Rolling hills may not be suitable for crop production, but they can provide high-quality pasture for sheep and goat production.
Land-use webinar to focus on aligning transportation with local planning
August 7, 2017
How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is connecting transportation projects with local municipal land-use planning initiatives will be the topic of a web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

Upcoming Regional Events

Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning Basics
When: August 21, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
Equine Pasture Walk
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Pottstown, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Philadelphia
When: August 24, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning
When: August 29, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
Native Plants
When: September 9, 2017
Where: Springfield, PA