Cumberland County Master Gardener Program
Cumberland County Master Gardener News
Gardening with Nature Series 2015
February 20, 2015Join Penn State Master Gardeners for a season-long series of informal workshop sessions about creating a beautiful garden while preserving a healthy environment.
Plant, Prepare, Partake! Project Wins 1st Place
July 16, 2014The Cumberland and Perry Counties Plant, Prepare, Partake! project won 1st place for community service in the 2014 Master Gardener Search for Excellence awards.
Time to Pick Your Tomatoes for 2014
March 18, 2014Now is the time to pick the tomato varieties you want to grow in your garden this summer.
Raised Bed Gardening
April 26, 2012I have been using raised beds to grow crops for over two decades. An intensively-planted raised bed with vegetables leaves little room for weeds to grow and is an ideal way to garden in a small space.
Taking Stock in the Garden
August 30, 2011A Love - Hate Relationship
Tools of the Trade
March 26, 2015Gardening, no matter how much we enjoy it, is work.
Seed Starting and the War with Rabbits
March 11, 2015Have you planted some wonderful small young seedlings to have them become tasty morsels for your local rabbit family? Have you tried everything from scattering human hair, soap, hot peppers, and even fox urine to deter the rabbits and nothing worked?
Caring for Birds in the Winter
March 11, 2015Do you enjoy songbirds in your yard? Would you like to have more? Along with the butterflies and pollinators, they just make your garden come alive, and are so enjoyable to watch. While we enjoy the cozy warmth of our homes, the continuous cold weather and the fact that our gardens are pretty barren this time of year, make survival hard for the birds.
Container Gardening – Pops of Motivational Color in your Surroundings
March 10, 2015For those who have been “holed up” inside this winter, an interesting slant on what color does for us can carry on through from the winter months into spring and summer.
March 10, 2015Consider adding leeks to your spring vegetable garden. Leeks look like large scallions, having slightly enlarged lower stems and upright leaves, which are flat and thick, unlike onions’ tubular leaves. They are milder than onions and have a distinctive, though similar, flavor. Leeks are delicious additions to soups and stews. They can also be added to stuffing, gratins, and casseroles, or sautéed with other vegetables such as carrots.
Herbs: From the Garden to the Kitchen
When: April 25, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA
Spring Craft Series
When: April 27 - May 16, 2015Where: Gettysburg, PA
Woody Plant Identification - Flowering Trees
When: April 28, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Home Gardening Series: Pruning Woody Plants
When: April 30, 2015Where: York, PA
Container Gardening Workshop
When: May 2, 2015Where: Chambersburg, PA