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Outreach

The primary mission of the Master Gardener program is to support Penn State Extension through Outreach and Education to the public.
Master Gardeners staff the horticultural booth at Ag Progress Days

Master Gardeners staff the horticultural booth at Ag Progress Days

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners develop their horticultural expertise through participation in educational programs conducted by Penn State Faculty and Extension staff, so that through their training they may in turn educate the public on various topics in consumer horticulture.  Select the links below to learn more about some of the educational programs, workshops, and presentations conducted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County.

Penn State Master Gardeners helped students at Mount Nittany Middle School in State College tend to the Memory Garden.  They raked, weeded, mulched, and planted carrots.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners see youth outreach as very important as our children are the gardeners of the future. Master Gardeners are involved in many community outreach projects for children such as educational fairs, school presentations, and school gardens.

Master Gardener Volunteers are community members trained in horticulture through Penn State Extension. We offer a variety of informative, educational, and entertaining presentations to the public through our Speaker's Bureau.

Master Gardeners give a pruning workshop at Mt. Nittany Middle School

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County present workshops, lectures, and demonstrations throughout the year to garden clubs, school groups, civic organizations, and the public.

Our popular information tables provide qualified Master Gardeners to answer questions and provide education on home gardening subjects.

Participants check out their rain barrels and learn how to assemble them

These informative workshops (offered separately) teach the public about water conservation and the benefits of composting in the home garden.

Master Gardeners demonstrate flower arranging to a crowd at the Grange Fair

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County can be found at AG Progress Days and The Grange Fair each August.