Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County have begun their 2015-2016 Penn State Master Gardener Training at their 88 Chenango Street office. We are happy to announce that ten trainees are taking part this year!
Master Gardeners have been participating in a statewide pollinator monitoring program through Penn State University to help to continue the expansion of knowledge of how best to preserve, restore, and protect these valuable ecological resources.
Master Gardeners learn about hybridizing daylilies at garden tour.
The 2015 Penn State Master Gardener trainees in partnership with the Susquehanna County Conservation District’s Robert Fearnley and six 11th grade Montrose Area School students completed an extensive educational rain garden at the entrance to the school. The rain garden was made possible through a grant from the Susquehanna County Conservation District and many hours of planning and hard work!
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently planted the Low Maintenance Garden on the Green in Montrose. The Master Gardeners began this educational garden in 2010 under the leadership of Maureen Hoover.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County are building their second pollinator monitoring garden at the Extension Office on Chenango Street in Montrose.
Yes, those hungry gypsy moth caterpillars are back in full force in many areas across northeastern Pennsylvania. About three weeks ago, the tiny larval stage of gypsy moth hatched and began ballooning all over Carbon, Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently hosted their 3rd annual ‘Spring Into Gardening Day’. This event is held in partnership with the Montrose Adult School.
Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County are in the process of hosting the Master Gardener training for 11 new students.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County have built a new permanent raised bed garden and shade garden at the 4-H Building at the Harford Fairgrounds. These gardens will serve as a teaching tool for Master Gardeners to deliver educational programs throughout the week of the Fair.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County presented free gardening programs at the Endless Mountains Farm Fest at Salt Springs on Saturday, May 31st AND they won Best Display!
Over 50 people attended the classes, in which Penn State Master Gardeners partnered with the Montrose Adult School to deliver this successful event.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently held their annual kick-off celebration at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose where Master Gardeners were honored and plans were made for 2014 programming.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have had the one of their busiest program years ever! There are 18 active Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County each working hard to educate and help people experience the joy and satisfaction with their gardening endeavors, all while learning and having access to researched based horticulture information through Penn State.
The 4-H Community Gardens located at the Penn State Extension office at Chenango Street in Montrose have been planted! The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was awarded a grant to begin the gardens!
Pickerings Farm, Home and Garden, Thompson recently hosted its first annual “Taste of Country Checkerboard Field Day”. Visitors had the opportunity to visit with vendors, listen to educational programs with the Penn State Master Gardeners, and partake in some delicious food and treats provided by Faith Mountain Christian Academy, New Milford.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County recently held a “Get Going, Get Growing” Spring Gardening Day program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose.
The Trehab Food Bank in Montrose now has the capacity to grow food for the community. They are in the beginning stages of preparing a large garden area for food production. Trehab received a beautiful state of the art greenhouse through the Area Agency on Aging and are now able to use the area adjacent to the greenhouse for garden space. We welcome community assistance and input.
Through the generosity of Williams, the Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County held a highly successful Tree & Shrub Sale on April 27 and 28th.
You Can Become Certified Too! Three Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have recently had their pollinator gardens officially certified by Penn State as a “Pollinator Friendly Garden.” Rosi Barnhart, Friendsville; Shirley Krayeski, Springville and Judith Marsh (Master Gardener Apprentice), Uniondale all were certified this year.