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Upcoming Regional Events

May 2017

When: May 30, 2017 7:30 AM to June 1, 2017 7:30 AM
Where: Green Lane, PA

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

When: May 30, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Ambler, PA

Tues. & Thurs., May 30 - July 11, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

When: May 31, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., May 31 - July 12, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

June 2017

When: June 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Join our Delaware County Master Gardeners for the 21st Annual Home Gardeners School!

When: June 5, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Free workshop to discuss: What are bed bugs?, Why are they such a problem?, What can I do about them?, What should I not do?

When: June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: June 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Thurs., June 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., June 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: June 19, 2017 7:30 AM to June 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love horses? Always wanted to ride a horse? Want to learn a new skill and increase your bond with your own horse? Then you'll want to sign up for 4-H Youth Horse Camp, a week-long, full-day horse camp open to kids ages 8-18 (as of January 1).

When: June 19, 2017 9:30 AM to June 22, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Have fun cooking and eating! We will be preparing delicious and nutritious lunches and a variety of snacks at 4-H Youth Chef Camp. All new recipes this year! Delectable dishes, cool concoctions, and fun foods will highlight the menu. Kitchen safety and proper food handling techniques will also be taught.

When: June 26, 2017 9:30 AM to June 29, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Green industry professionals are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best trees for their customers’ needs.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Home gardeners are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best tree for their needs.

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 10, 2017 9:30 AM to July 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

4-H Cloverbud Camp is a half-day camp that will introduce our youngest participants (ages 5-8 as of January 1, 2017) to some of the 4-H animal clubs, such as horse and livestock. Additional activities will focus on science, nature, animals, the environment, food, fitness, and health-based 4-H guidelines.

When: July 10, 2017 6:00 PM to July 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

When: July 10, 2017 7:00 PM to July 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Looking for something new to try this summer? Discover archery at 4-H Youth Archery Camp! All equipment is provided to get you started. Learn about safety, teamwork, marksmanship, and more.

When: July 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 3:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Love animals? Want to be introduced to all kinds of animals? 4-H Animal Science Camp provides a great opportunity to learn about different animals, the care they need, and to get some hands-on experience!

When: July 17, 2017 9:30 AM to July 20, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Tues., July 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., July 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: July 24, 2017 9:30 AM to July 27, 2017 2:30 PM
Where: Newtown Square, PA

Delaware County 4-H offers Day Camp sessions for all youth between the ages of 8-13 (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Youth interested in volunteering as a Counselor must be between 14-18 years old (as of Jan. 1, 2017). Four weeks of morning and afternoon sessions (June 26-29, July 10-13, July 17-20, and July 24-27) will be held at the 4-H Farm and Educational Center (unless otherwise indicated).

When: July 25, 2017 9:00 AM to July 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

New this year! At 4-H Canning Camp, learn how to use the fruits and vegetables from your garden (or the store) to eat throughout the year! During this half-day camp, participants will be canning pickles, salsa, jam/jelly, and more!

August 2017

When: August 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

Tues., Aug. 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Aug. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: August 8, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, PA

This is the FSPCA workshop that provides the necessary credentials to become a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual) for the development and implementation of HACCP based systems as part of FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

When: August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: August 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Penn State Extension in Delaware County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Application deadline is May 26th.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the team of Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia whose mission is “to support Penn State Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.”

September 2017

When: September 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

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.

When: September 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Mums and asters brighten up the fall landscape but there are so many native options, why not include some of these in your landscaping as well? As we walk through the preserve we will discuss the many fall blooming perennials that not only enliven the home garden, but also provide essential late-season nectar for migrating pollinators.

October 2017

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

When: October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Shade trees and flowering trees will be covered during this workshop; participants will learn about native trees for a variety of landscape situations. Enjoy walking the preserve as the colors change and examine the details of trees up close to help with identification in the field.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

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.

When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.