Upcoming Regional Events
The Bucks County Extension Annual Meeting will feature a presentation by Bill Konstant, speaking on The Bald Eagle: Saving America's Symbol. Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit awards will also be presented to outstanding 4-H members.
The Private Applicator Pesticide Short Course is aimed at those who would like to become certified private pesticide applicators to apply restricted-use pesticides on their farm or property. This course will prepare individuals for the private applicator exam.
Join the Bucks County Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Sustainable Production at Carversville Farm Foundation". Study circles allow you to learn from experienced farmers and experts, and compare notes with your peers. The meetings are free for farmers and open to all interested persons.
Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 28 - Apr. 6, 2017 (1:00 - 2:00 PM)
The Penn State Extension Pesticide Update is a traditional Core and Category credit session for private pesticide applicators; however, any applicator may attend.
Weds., Mar. 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Weds., Mar. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.
The Equine Horse Health Series: Tick Borne Diseases will cover tick biology and control, and tick borne diseases.
Agribusinesses and farm organizations are invited to participate as exhibitors at the 28th Annual Susquehanna Ag Day! A popular event, Ag Day is attended by local farmers and their families, as well as other individuals with an interest in agriculture.
Mon. & Wed., Mar. 6 - Apr. 12, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)
Make your community healthier by learning about bedbugs and lead. This free workshop will be held Tuesday, March 7 from 1:30pm-4:30pm
The Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. This 2 1/2 day course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, a broad-based public private alliance created by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) in cooperation with the Association of Food and Drug Officials. This course is presented by certified instructors from Penn State.
Tues. & Thurs., Mar. 28 - June 15, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)
Thurs., Apr. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Apr. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.
Come join us for a morning of learning and fun. Linda Coulston will teach you how to successfully cultivate moss in your garden. You will also receive hands-on instructions how to plant a miniature, enchanted moss garden for you to take home
Tues. & Thurs., Apr. 11 - May 18, 2017 (4:00 - 5:00 PM)
The Equine Horse Health Series: Equine Metabolic Diseases will cover equine metabolic and the effect of grazing on your horse.
Join the Master Gardeners from Penn State Extension Delaware County and travel to Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, a 28-acre estate in the Hudson Hill section of Riverdale, Bronx, New York City. Participants will experience a garden tour as well as a history tour of the estate.
Mon., May 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM); Mon., May 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Exam to immediately follow class.
Learn about the trees, shrubs and perennials we should be planting (angels) versus the ones that we should avoid (devils). The Master Gardeners have created a list of their favorite, hardiest plants and also a list of the ones that we have learned from experience to avoid.
Taking a walk in the woods anytime soon? Getting hungry? Learn to identify edible and tasty wild plants. This interesting and fun-filled workshop will teach you about foraging for these local wild plants.
Learn the fundamentals of growing and cultivating cacti and succulents at home. Discover how easy and carefree they can be to raise. See how easy these plants are to propagate and take some home to start your own indoor desert.
Learn the background and history of bonsai gardening from the master himself, Steve Ittel. He is a member and past president of the Bonsai Society of Chester County and has cared for the bonsai collection at Longwood Gardens. He will get you hooked on the art of creating bonsai.
There are many reasons to grow native plants. See the native plant options available to local gardeners and learn how to incorporate them in your garden plan.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Pam Dimelar, a local photographer, naturalist and videographer who specializes in wildlife and has a natural interest in birds has followed a pair of local Great Horned Owls for five years. She will show you amazing video of them, as well as share many interesting facts about owls and their lifestyle. This is an enjoyable presentation for both adults and children.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Would you enjoy growing fresh greens year-round in your home? Learn how easy it is to grow vegetables with hydroponic towers. Pick your own salad greens, veggies and herbs to make the freshest dishes ever. Come and learn how easy this process is and why you should consider doing this in your own home.