Steve Bogash, Vegetable/Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension - Cumberland County
The Professional Pest Manager's School offers category and core recertification credits that help you keep up with changes in regulations, product information, and your roles and responsibilities as a pesticide applicator.
Backyard Gardeners Series. Take advantage of the early spring to plant crops that love the cool weather! Learn what crops may be planted and when, including lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, radishes, kohlrabi, peas, potatoes, onions. Get an early start on the planting and you may be eating from your garden in April!
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.
Amateur Herbalist series. What is better than a good bowl of soup? Why one that is enhanced with herbs and cooked up quickly. Join us to learn some tips and tricks to create your own quickly prepared herbal soup. Tastings will be provided.
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.
Please join us for this one-day garden symposium featuring multiple speakers and a choice of interesting garden-related topics. Core topics will include: Vegetable Gardening in the style of Colonial Williamsburg, Landscaping with Native Plants, and Beneficial Insects. Break-out sessions will be available with a choice of one of the following: Edible Weeds, Growing Great Blueberries, and Garden Trends (New Plants/New Ideas).
GardenWise is a one day school for gardeners sponsored by Penn State York County Master Gardeners.
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
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.
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.
Learn about pollinator-friendly plants to include in or near your vegetable plantings.
Learn about the care involved in growing lavender.
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.
Learn how to identify and prevent vegetable diseases
This class will feature how to grow your herbs in containers.
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.
There will be a discussion on savory and herbal tasks in the summer garden
Join garden guru George Weigel, central PA garden writer, for an afternoon of fun and informative gardening talks.
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.