Managing and maintaining healthy, high-producing honeybees continues to occupy the minds of the best beekeepers. Worldwide, honeybee numbers, adequate insect pollination for food crops, and honey production continue to decline. While research has provided many answers, success in beekeeping lies with healthy bees, good nectar flows, and knowledgeable honeybee managers. The Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar is aimed at addressing these concerns in an atmosphere of creative idea sharing to improve the knowledge and management skills of those who attend.
Join the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners as they host acclaimed author Kerry Ann Mendez for an educational and fun-filled lecture from her newest book, The Right Size Flower Garden.
The 2016 Smart Gardening Workshop focuses on methods the home gardener can use to enhance their gardens – composting to enrich the soil, pesticides to fight the aggressors, recovering stormwater to reduce water loss and increase conservation, and then a splash of colorful bulbs to make all the effort worthwhile!
Today there is an increased awareness by homeowners and municipalities for the need of trained and knowledgeable tree care workers. The green industry has responded to this demand for trained professionals by creating certification programs. This four day Arborist Short Course is designed to increase working tree knowledge, professional arborist skills and prepare you for the ISA Certified Arborist exam, which should improve your marketability.
Washington County Master Gardeners are offering a Spring Gardening Seminar a half-day gardening seminar open to the public.
The Garden & Landscape Symposium of Western Pennsylvania showcases internationally renowned horticulture experts in a daylong educational event attracting over 300 attendees.
Mark your calendars and join us for a day of educational presentations in the Hillman Center for Performing arts. More information will follow. Featured speakers will include Claudia West, Thomas Rainer, Kelly Norris, and Laura Deeter. The Garden Marketplace, free and open to the public, will again be held in the Shady Side ice rink and promises an excellent selection of vendors.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.