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Blueberry Picking by Andrew Malone at flickr.com - CC0 Public Domain
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.

June 29, 2017

Newly appointed Penn State Extension Administrator personnel for Area 4 (consisting of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties) recently visited the Pike County office on a whirlwind tour of the offices included in Area 4.

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
June 13, 2017

Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.

Pixaby(TeroVesalainen)
May 16, 2017

Some patients with Type 2 Diabetes may find that surgery may be the solution to diabetic situation.

Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
May 16, 2017

Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.

Vegetable Kebabs (Bigstock 3057844)
May 10, 2017

Have you gotten the picnic "bug" yet, with warmer weather and luxurious foliage blanketing the countryside? Try some tricks to make your picnic both food-safe and healthy!

Vegetable Garden by Lori Stalteri; CC By 2.0
May 2, 2017

This year, share the bounty of your summer garden by planting an extra row or two of vegetables to donate to your local food bank or pantry.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service /SNAP-Ed Phot Gallery
April 21, 2017

Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Follow these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.

 Jacquisosa / Pixabay CC0 Public Domain
April 21, 2017

Have you seen produce wash products and wonder, are they necessary? They add unnecessary dollars to the food bill.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service /SNAP-Ed Phot Gallery
April 21, 2017

Picky eaters don’t have to always be young; some picky eaters can be teenagers as well! Eating a variety of vegetables seems to be a challenge for some families. Vegetables provide vitamins and fiber and they are low in fat and salt. Here are a few tips of the trade to help vary those veggies for young fussy eaters—and they work for older ones too!

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April 21, 2017

Can you and your family get in the spring spirit and try a new dark green vegetable?

USDA Food and Nutrition Service /SNAP-Ed Phot Gallery
April 21, 2017

One and two person households are the fastest growing segment of the population. Eating healthy is important; however, it sometimes can be a challenge to cook nutritious meals for only one or two people.

Penn State University Soil Lab Tech, Credit:  Greg Grieco
April 20, 2017

Are you getting excited about planting now that spring is here? How about getting your lawn in shape? Before you get carried away with shopping for your garden plants and buying lime and fertilizer, please consider getting your soil tested to find out exactly what nutrients you need in order to have a happy lawn and garden.

April 17, 2017

Have you ever wondered if there is anything that you can simply consume as part of your meals that will benefit your allergy symptoms?

April 13, 2017

Tomatoes provide unique health benefits. They are full of essential vitamins and fiber. Low in calories, they do not have any fat in them, yet they are full of antioxidants.

April 13, 2017

Pennsylvania leads the nation in Lyme disease cases according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Last year there were 12,092 reported instances, triple the number of the runners up: New York and New Jersey.

April 12, 2017

Growing a garden can be very rewarding. Understanding how to properly prepare a garden is a very important part of growing safe produce.

March 31, 2017

With a few small recipe adaptations, honey can be used to replace some or all sugar in your baked goods.

Potassium is needed for all ages.
March 24, 2017

Besides being green in color, what do Swiss chard, Lima beans and spinach have in common? The answer is they are all vegetables that contain a high amount of potassium.

March 24, 2017

Did you know sleep is as important to our health as diet and exercise? Find out why sleep is so important and ways to improve sleep habits.