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2011

Penn State working with Philadelphians on Urban Ag with High Tunnels
December 2, 2011
High tunnels offer an inexpensive way to extend the production season for vegetables and small fruits. They also might help eradicate a "food desert" in the southeast corner of the Keystone State, if a collaboration between Penn State Extension and community partners in Philadelphia is successful...
Gardening for Recreation, Food and Fitness
October 18, 2011
When she’s not working in the nursery at Primex Garden Center in Glenside, PA, Master Gardener Carolyn Booker, a trained draftsperson, can be found volunteering at community sites where her talent for garden design and skill at plant selection are key.
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Class of 2012 Commences
October 5, 2011
Penn State Extension is pleased to announce the commencement of the Master Gardener Class of 2012. Approximately three-quarters of applicants were accepted as a result of a competitive application process led by a panel of seasoned Master Gardeners.
Penn State Extension United
July 20, 2011
This summer, Penn State Extension Philadelphia staff and volunteers are working together to create youth lead gardens in dozens of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation locations and other summer camp programs. This effort, called Harvest 4-Health, unites Extension’s 4-H, Master Gardener and Nutrition Links programs.
Penn State Extension’s High Tunnel Alliance
June 14, 2011
Penn State Extension's High Tunnel Alliance sites at Weavers Way Farm, Grumblethorpe Mansion, and the SHARE Food Program.
Penn State Salutes Doris Stahl
March 18, 2011
On November 8th, we honored Extension Horticulture Educator, Doris Stahl who started with Penn State in 1985, under the USDA 23 Cities Urban Gardening Program. Doris has utilized her skills in both teaching and community organizing for over 25 years.
Penn State's Harvest 4-Health
March 1, 2011
Jackie Simon, Penn State 4-H Youth Development Educator, and Jim Stanton, Director of Communications and Community Relations at the First Philadelphia Charter School for Literacy (PCS) have spearheaded the new Penn State Harvest 4-Health program.