Philadelphia County News
Penn State Extension Partners with Myers Recreation Center (VIDEO)
December 16, 2013For the past 10 years, the Penn State Extension Philadelphia staff has enjoyed a working partnership with staff of The Francis J. Myers Recreation Center, a Philadelphia Park and Recreation (PPR) facility. Penn State Extension 4-H staff partner with Ms. Edna Reddick and the Myers staff for School Enrichment, Special Interest, and Summer Camp Programs.
December 6, 2013For some people, bright orange pumpkins are meant to be carved into Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns. To Penn State Extension Nutrition Education Advisor (NEA), Simran James, however, it means choosing the ideal pumpkin to turn into homemade soup, courtesy of Heritage Farms.
November 29, 2013The Penn State Urban Service Experience (USE) returned to Philadelphia in August and provided support and energy to three valuable Penn State Extension partners (Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, and the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Gardens). Penn State USE is a five-day community service experience in Philadelphia for first-year Penn State University Park students. (VIDEO)
Penn State Extension News
Penn State Extension enologist earns important credential
December 12, 2013Denise Gardner, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences extension enologist, recently achieved the Certified Specialist of Wine designation from the Society of Wine Educators.
Penn State, Cornell partner on vegetable, small-fruit programs
December 3, 2013Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. Presented by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the webinars will provide timely updates in vegetable and small-fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.
Webinar to focus on implementing land use and other plans
November 8, 2013Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar aimed at helping municipal, community and organizational officials implement strategic, land-use and comprehensive plans.
Upcoming Regional Events
4-H Teen Veterinary Science Short Course
When: January 2, 2014Where: Collegeville, PA
Dining with Diabetes Information Session
When: January 3, 2014Where: Royersford, PA
Master Gardeners' Annual Bus Trip
When: January 5, 2014Where: Springfield, PA
2014 Eastern Turf Conference and Trade Show
When: January 7-8, 2014Where: King Of Prussia, PA
Southeast Pennsylvania Green Industry Conference
When: January 7, 2014Where: Doylestown, PA