Casting the Iron Garden - Carrie Furnaces Site Hosts Live Iron Pour Event
October 1, 2014
In 2014 the Penn State Master Gardener Program of Allegheny County partnered with the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation to develop a comprehensive plant survey of the lands in and around the Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Eight Master Gardeners set out to learn more about the succession of native, aggressive and/or invasive plant species that are surviving, and even thriving, in these disturbed soils.
2014 Herb of the Year: Artemisia
June 30, 2014
Artemisia (family Asteraceae) is a large genus including over 300 different species. It was chosen to be the "2014 Herb of the Year" by The International Herb Association.
Allegheny County Master Gardeners Recognized at State Conference with Two "Search for Excellence" Awards
July 5, 2012
The Master Gardeners of Allegheny County were recognized with two first place awards in the Search for Excellence Program, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Master Gardener Conference, held in State College, last month. Judged by coordinators from counties throughout the Commonwealth, these awards identify exceptional volunteer projects that make a significant contribution to the community.
Master Gardeners Visit Pittsburgh Schools with Poison Prevention Lesson
June 1, 2012
Mr. Yuk is green, Mr. Yuk is mean….This spring, the Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County, with the help of Mr. Yuk, taught an important lesson in Poison Prevention to 666 first graders at twelve different Pittsburgh city schools.
Critter Resistant Spring Flowering Bulbs
August 3, 2011
Many gardeners hesitate to put their work and money into spring flowering bulbs because they have had bad experiences with chipmunks and voles damaging the bulbs, or with rabbits and deer eating the plants once they grow in spring.