Montour 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.

Montour County Master Gardener News

Master Gardeners Vince Fayock, Mary Jo Gibson and Ann Lee with Smokey the Bear at Family Safety Night
Master Gardeners Participate at Family Safety Night
May 10, 2017
Columbia County Master Gardeners participated in Family Safety Night at Central Columbia Elementary School where they presented information on Mr. YUK and look-a-like products.
Master Gardener Basic Training: Columbia, Northumberland and Montour Counties
April 3, 2017
Penn State Extension in Columbia County is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Program for Columbia, Montour and Northumberland Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.
Ferry Street Grower's Market
March 13, 2017
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Montour County, Sandy Becker and Kathy Martin, answer gardening questions at the Ferry Street Growers’ Market in Danville.
Left to right:  Jim Hufford, Jim Youngkin, Bev Hufford, Erin Shaffer, Tim Holmes, Suann Leighow
Master Gardeners Answer Gardening Questions at the Bloomsburg Fair
March 13, 2017
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners from Columbia County staff the "Ask a Master Gardener" booth in the Horticulture Building of the Bloomsburg Fair.
(L-R) Mary Acton-Adams, Harriet Perez and Melissa Ramenofsky
Helping Danville River Front Park
June 19, 2014
Master Gardeners from Montour County help River Front Park

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

Williamsport First Friday
When: June 2, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Kids Day at the Sensory Garden
When: June 4, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Native Tree ID on the Conservation Trail
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: June 10, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Williamsport Grower's Market - Stop by the Master Gardener's Table!
When: June 17, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA