Home Lawn and Garden
Beekeeping 101 Online Course
Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a backyard beehive, Penn State Beekeeping 101 is a one-of-a-kind completely online learning experience.
Find a CSA in Pennsylvania
Interested in a community-supported agriculture (CSA) share? Penn State Extension compiled a list of CSAs throughout Pennsylvania.
Erie County Master Gardeners Award Scholarships
August 31, 2015The Penn State Extension Erie County Master Gardeners established a scholarship in 2008 to assist students preparing for careers in horticulture, food and nutrition, environmental studies, landscape architecture and/or design. This year $2,000 in scholarships were awarded.
Black Rot on Grapes
August 17, 2015Weather conditions this year have been exceptionally favorable for black rot, and many home gardeners are having problems with it. Even if you are following the cultural control recommendations (proper pruning and removing diseased plant material from the vineyard), the disease may be ruining your grape harvest. If so, consider using a fungicide starting early next spring to protect your fruit.
Broadleaf Evergreens for Fragrance and Shade
August 12, 2015Foliage in our gardens is utilitarian and provides a backdrop for summer plantings while providing good cover for nesting birds. Broadleaf evergreens come in a variety of sizes and forms and they add color and structure to winter landscapes.
August 12, 2015Fall means pumpkins – for Jack o’ Lanterns, pies and other goodies. But pumpkins aren’t the only winter squash used for making soups and desserts and for fall decorating. There are a variety of colorful squashes available in the autumn months.
Preserving the Harvest
When: September 9, 2015Where: Honesdale, PA
Amateur Herbalists - Pairing Tomatoes and Herbs
When: September 9, 2015Where: Lebanon, PA
Pruning for Professionals
When: September 10, 2015Where: Elizabethtown, PA
Fall Library Series: Putting Your Garden to Bed/Planting Spring Bulbs
When: September 10, 2015Where: New Castle, PA
The Down and Dirty: Soil Building Secrets for Greener Gardens
When: September 10, 2015Where: Doylestown, PA
Master Gardener's Fall Mum Sale
When: September 11, 2015Where: Scranton, PA
Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale
When: September 11-12, 2015Where: Leesport, PA