Make and take home container gift gardens with flowers just in time for Mother's Day. Ages 6 & up
Create a beautiful flowering container for Mom! Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a children’s workshop.
If tasty, home-grown vegetables this summer is your goal, this class has all the basics.
Soil Basics is a basic introduction to key soil concepts and management strategies for new and beginning farmers. The workshop will also be useful for gardeners who want to learn about soil physical properties, look at soil survey maps, and gain a deeper understanding of soil test interpretation and how to amend their soils.
May 14 marks the 20th anniversary of the native plant sale sponsored by MAEscapes (Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes). This year's sale will be better than ever, with many plant vendors, seminars and tours.
The second of our rose series led by expert Rosarian Nancy Redington. Getting your roses to thrive in the dog days of summer. Includes hands-on pruning workshop.
This program will discuss the current issues about mosquitoes and ticks in Pennsylvania. Gain a better understanding of why these vectors remain a disease risk and what is necessary to protect you and your family.
Indian pink, blue-eyed grass, green-and-gold – are you looking for native perennials such as these? You may not be able to find them at the big garden centers, but the Master Gardeners will have them for sale at their annual Plant Fest.
Greenhouse-grown vegetables and annuals plus a wide variety of perennials. Bring your wagon and boxes. Lines form early.
Perry County Master Gardeners are holding their eighth annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 28, 2016. The plant sale runs rain or shine, in the parking lot next to the Extension office, and you will find a wide variety of great plants at very reasonable prices, including herbs, vegetables, pollinator-friendly plants, and native perennials.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting Family Garden Day. Animal friends in the garden is the theme of this year’s Family Garden Day, which offers free, fun garden activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Parents and children will enjoy a morning learning about and searching out bugs at this fun program. Ages 6 & up.
This tour is a collaboration between Perry County Master Gardeners and Perry County Council of the Arts.
The last of rose series led by expert Rosarian Nancy Redington. Preparing your blooms to be winners at the county fairs or flower shows.
National Pollinator Week is June 20 to 26, 2016. To mark the occasion, join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County for a Butterfly Container Workshop on Saturday, June 18. Two sessions are offered: morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoon from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Basic information on using pesticides in home gardens
Understanding the basic parts and processes of a plant and the factors that affect them, such as water, temperature, light, soil nutrients, and hormones, is key to being an effective gardener. Learn what plants need and how to maximize conditions to get the best from your plants.
Learn the "ins" and "outs" of this unique style of gardening.
The Summer Turf & Ornamentals School is an all day educational program that provides pest management and horticultural information to landscapers, turf specialists, and grounds managers.
Having a garden means you will have insects. Learn which insects are harmful and which ones are not; and explore a broad-based approach to controlling the pests through Integrated Pest management, using a variety of practices that are better for us and the environment.
Franklin County will offer a new Master Gardener training class beginning in August 2016.
York County will be looking for new Master Gardener volunteers in 2016.
Each year, Cumberland County Master Gardeners maintain a Trial & Idea Garden in Carlisle, where ten to fifteen different annuals are grown and evaluated for performance. Discover which annuals are the best and worst to grow in out area, as well as some great-shrubs and perennials to add to your garden for year-round interest.
Are you a keen gardener? Do you want to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program. Penn State Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension who assist Extension staff in providing and expanding its educational programs in consumer horticulture.
Cumberland and Perry counties will be offering Master Gardener basic training starting in August 2016.
Trees are an easy and effective way to beautify and improve your property. They protect from sun and wind, enhance privacy, and increase property values. However, for long-term survival, careful planning and planting are essential. This presentation will also include a hands-on demonstration of proper tree planting on the library's grounds.
Learn who the pollinators are, what they need to survive, and how you can provide habitat for them. By certifying your garden through Penn State's Pollinator-Friendly Garden program, you can show the world that you are willing to do your part to help pollinators survive and thrive.
Winter is the forgotten season in the garden. Learn tips to prepare your garden for winter's worst and to plan your garden for winter's best. Evergreens, stems, bark, berries, seed heads, form, structure, and even flowers all contribute to the quiet beauty of the garden in winter.
Free workshop! Explore the new "Reduce Your Stormwater" online garden design tool. Learn how to select plants and create a planting plan specific to your landscape. Do-it-yourself instructions included!