Clarion 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.

Clarion County Master Gardener News

Best Landscaping Practices Keep Water Supply Safe
September 23, 2016
Eleanor Brown of the Venango County Master Gardeners passes on some tips to ensure that our landscapes don’t contribute to the increasing problem of polluted streams and lakes, including the harmful algae blooms that deplete oxygen and kill fish each year.
Indoor Plants for Clean Air
May 11, 2011
The three major indoor air pollutants are benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. Research by NASA in creating a healthy environment in space habitats indicates that a number of common house plants are effective in removing or reducing these pollutants.

Gardening News

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
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, 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.

Regional Events

Master Gardener Basic Training: Armstrong County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Indiana, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Butler County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Butler, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Venango County
When: October 5, 2017
Where: Franklin, PA