Upcoming Regional Events
Monday, November 3, 2014; Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Exam: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. *Exam starts promptly!
A course designed to teach the basics of sheep husbandry.
Whether it’s growing and drying herbs, making jams or jellies, baking bread and cakes, or packaging gourmet dinners for one, food-related businesses are becoming increasingly popular as a way to earn a living (or to supplement your income). The cook’s creative flair may be combined with business practicality in a way that other enterprises may lack.
This free one day workshop will help horse and small farm owners stay in compliance with current manure management regulations.
Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding. Make and take home ornaments for the holiday sea-son and share your knowledge with family and friends. This is a hands-on workshop.
The program for the evening will be "Healthy Eating with a Mediterranean Cuisine" presented by Fran Alloway, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition and Food Safety Educator.
The program for the evening will be Urban Agriculture presented by Thomas McCann, Extension Educator, Philadelphia County. There will be a short program honoring outstanding 4-H members and volunteers.
Monday, December 1, 2014; Class: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Exam: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. *Exam starts promptly!
The purpose of the Pesticide Applicator Short Course is to prepare for the Pennsylvania certified pesticide applicator exams in Core and Categories 06 (Ornamental and Shade Tree), 07 (Lawn and Turf), and 23 (Parks and Schools Pest Control).
Class - Thursday, December 4, 2014, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Exam - Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) are hosting a free Mock Farm Food Safety Audit on December 4, 2014. This event, held on a working farm, is designed to help small-scale produce farmers gain a better understanding of what to expect from a third party Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) audit.
This 30-hour course for land care professionals and environmental educators provides a well-rounded curriculum for an understanding of organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to incorporate land care methods and materials that respect natural ecology and the long-term health of the environment into their businesses or education programs.
Make your own one of a kind wreath in the morning from 9-11 AM. The Greens Gift Shop, will be open from 9 - 3 PM to shop for your holiday decorative items.