Philadelphia County News
North American Expo "Crappiest" Slogan Contest
April 10, 2015The North American Manure Expo event will be in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 14th and 15th. One new promotional twist for the Manure Expo is a T-shirt contest that is just plain fun.
Who are the High Tunnel Growers in Philadelphia?
February 25, 2015During the next few months we will run a series of stories showcasing some of the wonderful individuals and organizations who participate in urban agriculture in Philadelphia. This first article provides an overview, context, and some background information on how these urban farms have gotten started growing food in the heart of Philadelphia.
Winter Tree Maintenance
February 6, 2015Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
Penn State Extension News
Bull named head of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology at Penn State
April 24, 2015Carolee Bull will become head of the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, effective Sept. 1. Bull currently is a research plant pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at its Crop Improvement and Protection Research Station in Salinas, California.
Dairy foods resources available on website; dairy plant directory offered
April 15, 2015Penn State Extension is offering two important resources related to dairy products.
Land-use webinar to focus on owning, managing natural lands
April 8, 2015Planning for open space and owning and managing natural lands will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Upcoming Regional Events
When: May 4, 2015Where: Doylestown, PA
Penn State Extension Spring Farm Talk Series
When: May 5, 2015Where: Philadelphia, PA
Wildlife Habitat for Woodland Owners
When: May 16, 2015Where: Green Lane, PA
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to Pennsylvania
When: May 20 - June 11, 2015Where: Aston, PA
When: June 1, 2015Where: Doylestown, PA