This seven week course will help you to plan and implement gardening practices that are good for our environment.
Are you interested in vegetable gardening? Wondering what to do with the harvest? This five week course will take you through selected vegetable families.
Jim Welshans, Retired Turfgrass Educator, Penn State Extension - Dauphin County
Kristen Kyler of Penn State’s Lower Susquehanna Initiative will present “Green Your Blues” on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. This informal workshop on managing rainwater on your property is the first Gardening with Nature program for 2015, a series hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Cumberland County.
Growing vegetables in the home garden is fun and easy! At this workshop, Penn State Master Gardeners will focus their attention on tips and techniques for growing tasty, healthy, and productive crops of potatoes and sweet potatoes; the “three sisters” of sweet corn, squash, and beans; and leaf lettuce and spinach.
GardenWise is a one day school for gardeners sponsored by Penn State York County Master Gardeners.
Learn about growing apples, cherries, and peaches in your own backyard. Topics covered include, choosing the best varieties for this area, planting and pruning.
If you are anxious, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then this is the gardening workshop for you. Join local garden guru George Weigel for Ready, Set, Grow! on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Shirley Halk, Master Gardener, Penn State Extension - Dauphin County
Interested in starting a vegetable garden? Join the Franklin County Master Gardeners to learn the where, when, how and why of growing your own vegetables.
Learn growing techniques of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blue berries. Lesser know fruits will also be mentioned.
Eric Vorodi, Certified Arborist, Registered Consulting Arborist, and Certified Tree Rick Assessor
Our annual Recognition Dinner is a celebration of you and all that you do as Penn State Extension volunteers. Please join us on this special occasion for good food and good fellowship as Master Gardeners are recognized for their volunteer service to Penn State Extension in the 2014 program year.
Do you enjoy foods such as chocolate, blueberries, apple and almonds? Without pollinators, these and many other food sources would disappear. Pollinators are in serious decline and need your help. Learn how to identify pollinators in your area, the reasons behind the decline and what you can do to help. Participants will also learn how to create a successful pollinator garden.
George Weigel, News Gardening Columnist, Harrisburg Patriot, and Professional Landscaper
Herbaceous perennials are an important component of the home landscape. If you are interested in adding layers to your landscape, creating a naturalistic meadow, improving biodiversity and habitat for pollinators, simplifying maintenance chores, or just enhancing the beauty of your garden with color, form, and structure, thoughtful use of perennial plants can help you create a garden that is beautiful, healthy, and sustainable.
A garden bed of herbaceous perennials can be a maintenance challenge. Annette MaCoy will share tips on planting and care of perennials, including guidelines on dividing and grooming, to simplify garden chores and give you more time to enjoy your garden.
Many interesting new perennials are debuting in 2015, but what is also striking this year is the creation of two entirely new perennials, Mukgenia and Echibeckia . George Weigel explains that these pairings of two different types of plants are examples of how breeders are crossing new boundaries, both by traditional “pollenmoving” and by genetic engineering that has already brought us the world’s first glow-in-the-dark plant.
A new perspective on planting perennials that combines design with ecology is becoming more common and widespread in largescale landscaping projects. Susan Skender will cover this artistic approach to ecological gardening, with an emphasis on creating these sustainable plant communities on a smaller scale for the home garden.
Save the date of Saturday, May 16, 2015, for great plants and great prices at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Fest.
Join garden guru George Weigel, central PA garden writer, for an afternoon of fun and informative gardening talks.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.
York County will be looking for new Master Gardener volunteers in 2016.
Cumberland and Perry counties will be offering Master Gardener basic training starting in August 2016.