Cumberland 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.

Cumberland County Master Gardener News

Family Garden Day with Penn State Extension
May 23, 2017
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting Family Garden Day on Saturday, June 3, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.
Youth Summer Garden Camp for Youth with Penn State Master Gardeners
May 23, 2017
Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 or in grades 3 to 6 at the Penn State Extension office on Allen Road in Carlisle. Registration deadline is June 5th.
Summer H.E.A.T. Horticulture Exploration and Adventure for Teens
May 15, 2017
Cumberland County, PA – Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens.
Master Gardener Garden Tour
May 10, 2017
Join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County to celebrate summer gardens on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., when six of their home gardens will be open to visitors during “A Summer Celebration” Garden Tour.
Butterfly Container Workshop
April 12, 2017
National Pollinator Week is June 19 to 25, 2017. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Butterfly Container Workshop on June 17th.

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, 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

Landscaping with Herbs
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Family Garden Day
When: June 3, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA
Gardening with Children
When: June 7, 2017
Where: York, PA
Learn Weed Identification
When: June 8, 2017
Where: New Bloomfield, PA
Bug ID for Families
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA