Union 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.

Union 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

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
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, Flickr.com 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.

Regional Events

Master Gardener Mini-College: Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Adv. Cert.
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Pollinators
When: June 26, 2017
Where: State College, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Plant Problem Diagnostics
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Master Gardener Mini-College: Cultivating Community Gardens
When: June 26, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: July 7, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA