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Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
Blueberries: Little Blue Gems for Good Health
July 10, 2017
It’s blueberry picking season in Central Pennsylvania! This is a wonderful family activity that provides a great opportunity for exercise as well as a healthy food for your family to enjoy.
Master Gardener Lois Fischer in the Edible Landscape Garden
Buzzworthy News at Penn State Extension Philadelphia's Demonstration Gardens in Fairmount Park!
June 21, 2017
The Penn State Extension Philadelphia Master Gardeners are particularly busy this year as their Edible Landscape Garden in Fairmount Park expands through a three year plan, that will more than double the current garden space from 1400 square feet to 4900 square feet.
A Seat At The Table: Collaborative Cooking Classes with Philadelphia’s Charter High School for Architecture + Design Students and Penn State Extension Nutrition Links
May 30, 2017
Every Thursday, for two months, senior Environmental Design students from the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD) saddled up with bags of groceries and excitedly made their way to Penn State Center Philadelphia’s demonstration kitchen, ready to cook.

Penn State Extension News

Science and best practices featured on Ag Progress Days tours
July 10, 2017
Visitors at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 15-17, likely will spend most of their time taking in the wide variety of demonstrations, commercial and educational exhibits, presentations and other activities around the 135-acre expo. But for those willing to wander farther afield, free bus tours to other parts of the surrounding Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center will offer a glimpse of Penn State research and extension programs.
Extension associate director named fellow with county commissioners organization
July 6, 2017
Tara Mondock, Penn State Extension associate director for client relations, was appointed as the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's Extension Fellow, effective July 1. As the CCAP/Extension Fellow, Mondock will work with the association in Harrisburg, providing expertise to commissioners in the state's 67 counties to enhance the statewide partnership between the association and Penn State, while learning more about county and state agencies and offices.
Buchholz named to direct business operations for Penn State Extension
June 29, 2017
Penn State Extension has named Stephen Buchholz, formerly vice president for institutional effectiveness and advancement at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota, as associate director for business operations. The appointment is part of recently announced changes to Penn State Extension's organizational structure, product development and program delivery.

Upcoming Regional Events

4-H Day Camp - Week #4
When: July 24-27, 2017
Where: Newtown Square, PA
4-H Youth Canning Camp
When: July 25-27, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
ServSafe®
When: August 1, 2017
Where: Doylestown, PA
Meadow Management School
When: August 4, 2017
Where: New Hope, PA
Preventive Controls for Human Foods Certification Workshop
When: August 8, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, PA