Upcoming Regional Events
Monday, December 7, 2015, Class: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Exam: 4:00 - 6:00 PM *Exam starts promptly!
Join the Bucks County Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Scaling Up Your Business". 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.
A series of five Soybean Production Workshops will be held throughout Pennsylvania to review and disseminate current research on the production and management of soybeans.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: January 5 - March 24, 2016; 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: January 5 - March 24, 2016; 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Classes offer food demonstrations and tasting, physical activity and ideas to take home, and discussions regarding important information to help you manage your diabetes.
If you've been thinking about keeping bees but are not sure how to get started, then the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop is just for you! Join experts from the Bucks County Beekeepers Association in a day-long program that will introduce you to the ins and outs of beekeeping. This workshop is designed for people with no or limited beekeeping experience.
(Meeting Dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 & Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016) - Penn State Extension Montgomery County invites all teens, ages 14-18 (as of January 1, 2016), to attend the 4-H Junior Toastmasters Course. The course is open to youth who are interested in increasing their leadership skills and ability to speak in front of others.
(Meeting Dates: January 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 2016) 4-H Teen Veterinary Science Course is open to all youth ages 13-18 who are seriously interested in learning more about veterinary medicine as a career.
Join the Bucks County Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Integrated Pest Management, Pest Scouting, Trapping, and Weed Management". 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.
Monday, January 25, 2016 (8:45 AM - 3:30 PM); Monday, February 1, 2016 (8:45 AM - 3:30 PM) - *Exam to begin at 1:00 PM
Join the Bucks County Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on "Marketing, Pricing, Market Analysis, Margins and Mark-Ups". 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.
Living on a Few Acres is designed as an introduction to basic agricultural production techniques on a wide variety of topics from soil management and livestock production to fruit and vegetable culture. The emphasis is on practical methods of growing food.
Invasives are a common problem in many landscapes. Learn some of the plants becoming a problem in our woodlands and meadows and how to control them.
Often overlooked as landscape plants because of their short season, spring ephemerals brighten up early spring landscapes and then fade to allow room for the later blooming plants to show off. We will also take a look at other spring blooming perennials that can be included in landscapes to expand the display season.
Beyond azaleas and rhododendrons, native shrubs offer a tremendous variety of spring bloom. Come learn about the diversity of shrubs available for the landscape, how to identify them and where to plant them.
Residents are always asking for deer-resistant groundcovers. And now that more people are looking for native plants, here are some options for you. Ferns and Sedges are deer resistant, tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and exposures and are tough plants that will last a long time in the landscape. We will discuss some of each, how to identify them, when to use them and what they need.
Sure mums and asters brighten up the fall landscape but there are so many native options, why not include some of these as well. As we walk through the preserve we will discuss the many fall blooming perennials that not only enliven the home garden but will provide essential late-season nectar for migrating pollinators.
Shade Trees and Flowering Trees will be covered during this workshop. 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.