Centre County Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teaching horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.

Centre County Master Gardener News

Compost For Sale to the Public
March 21, 2017
Penn State’s Organic Materials Processing and Education Center (OMPEC) has compost available for sale at Lion Surplus, located on the Services Road on the University Park campus.
Centre County Master Gardeners volunteer at Muddy Paws Marsh
May 7, 2014
Muddy Paws Marsh, located in Spring Mills, was a mowed field when Greg and Mary Kay Williams purchased it in 1991. Originally a thriving wetland, the property had been drained around 1940 for agricultural purposes.

Gardening News

WPSU Features Penn State Extension on "Get Your Garden On!"
May 16, 2017
On Thursday, May 25 at 8pm join Penn State Extension horticulture educators "Live!" as they share their tips for the best growing season ever.
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers
May 16, 2017
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.
 Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, Flickr.com License 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
An Old Fashioned Favorite: Bleeding Heart
May 15, 2017
Plants often spark memories for me. Bleeding heart has a special place in my garden and my heart.
Heirloom Tomatoes
May 15, 2017
Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. Each variety of heirloom tomato carries with it a story, one of history and folklore.
Working With the Black Walnut
May 15, 2017
Black walnut is one of the last trees to leaf out in the spring and one of the first to lose its leaves in the fall.

Regional Events

Williamsport First Friday
When: June 2, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Kids Day at the Sensory Garden
When: June 4, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Native Tree ID on the Conservation Trail
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Williamsport Grower's Market - Stop by the Master Gardener's Table!
When: June 17, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA