Karen Phillips, Veterinarian & Master Gardener Creates Sanctuary for Abandoned Farm Animals
July 6, 2012
You might say it all started with Isaac, an extremely personable, pot-bellied pig…
Karen Phillips, a doctor of veterinary medicine, rescued the tiny little piglet from
almost certain death. After much love and rehabilitation, Isaac proved to be a wonderful, charming friend. “He would romp and jump like a puppy, seek me out for companionship and give me looks that were so expressive,” said Phillips, who said she was always able to read the little piglet’s thoughts.
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.
Summer 2012 Backyard Gardening Lecture Dates Set
February 1, 2012
Master Gardeners have been presenting educational programs to the general public though the Backyard Gardening Lectures since 2003. These programs are offered at numerous sites throughout Allegheny County and address a variety of gardening topics from basic gardening skills to native plants to preserving the harvest.
Plant Your Garden and Grow Cash for the Allegheny County Master Gardener Program
January 13, 2012
Buy your garden seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to the Allegheny County Master Gardener organization. Here’s how it works.