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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.
Plant It Right for Healthier, Long-Lived Plants
May 14, 2015The future success of any new landscape plantings depends heavily on whether or not you plant them correctly. Improperly planted plants are far less able to cope with adverse conditions such as disease, insect attack, and drought. Trees are much less forgiving than perennials, but proper planting techniques apply generally to all plants.
Don’t Over Fertilize Your Lawn this Spring!
May 11, 2015As spring temperatures warm up, many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn.
Canada Thistle: Bane of Gardeners
May 9, 2015Weeds are a big problem in the garden. They compete with desirable plants for water and nutrients, and they often harbor pests and disease. They also detract from the beauty of the garden. I’m fairly diligent about weeding, and I utilize mulch to reduce the number of weeds present, but our sun-drenched yard encourages their germination and propagation. And so I weed – a lot.
Oh No! You Have Clay Soil
May 9, 2015What can you do if you have clay soil? First of all run over those leaves in the fall with your lawn mower and then spread them around where you want better soil. Amending the clay soil with organic matter improves drainage, retains moisture and improves soil texture.
Bradford County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
When: May 30, 2015Where: Athens, PA
Susquehanna County Master Gardeners at Endless Mountains Farm Fest
When: May 30, 2015Where: Montrose, PA
When: May 30, 2015Where: Milford, PA
Evenings in the Garden: Garden Tools and Pruning
When: June 2, 2015Where: Leesport, PA
When: June 3, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Nature Photography Class
When: June 6, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
Rain Barrel Workshops
When: June 6 - July 6, 2015Where: Center Valley, PA