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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

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 4, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: New Hope, PA

Meadow Management School is a day-long program that will cover design and plant selection to management for landscape professionals.

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 11, 2017, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Doylestown, PA

The Weed Identification Walk is a hands-on, interactive session where participants will learn to identify and manage a variety of broadleaf and grassy weeds in both turf and landscape situations.

When: August 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Doylestown, PA

The Weed Identification Walk is a hands-on, interactive session where participants will learn to identify and manage a variety of broadleaf and grassy weeds in both turf and landscape situations.

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 14, 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: 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 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Improper canning methods can cause serious illness. Whether canning for years or new to canning, the workshop will cover how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Pottstown, PA

Using Best Management Practices (BMPs) on our horse farms is great for the environment, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them into our operations. Join us to learn more about Best Management Practices and how to apply them.

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.”

When: August 29, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Collegeville, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

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 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Lansdale, PA

Mon. & Wed., Sept. 11 - Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 - 10:00 AM)

When: September 11, 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: 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 9, 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: 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.

Event Canceled
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.

When: November 13, 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?

December 2017

When: December 11, 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?