Are you a keen gardener? Do you love to share your gardening knowledge to help others be more successful gardeners? Then you might be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener program.
Is your planting space limited? Do you need some new gardening ideas? Bedford County Virginia Master Gardener, Sue Becker will present “Thinking Outside the Window Box - Gardening for Small Spaces.” She will talk about containers and other options that are attractive and fun. This is the first in the 11th Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Series
Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Pam Shuman will tell you how to get free plants for your garden. This is the second workshop in 11th Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Series.
This class focuses on how to start a new vegetable garden, from soil to planting. You’ll walk away with an understanding what it takes to grow a vegetable garden.
GardenWise is the York County Master Gardeners' one-day school for gardeners interested in keeping abreast of the latest news and research in gardening. Whether you are new to gardening or have been gardening for years, GardenWise has something for you.
Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Bob Bauer will present “Backyard Orchards”. Learn how to get maximum enjoyment from fruit trees on your property. This is the third workshop in the 11th Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Series.
The Professional Pest Managers School offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators. A one-stop shop, the school provides pesticide application focused classes in turf, landscape, pond maintenance, pool maintenance, right-of-way, nursery, indoor pest control, and invertebrate pest management.
This class focuses on nutritional needs of vegetable plants and natural ways to manage fertilization and insect management. After attending this session, you’ll have a better understanding of soils, compost and plant management.
If you are eagerly waiting, after a long winter, to get outside and start digging in your vegetable garden, then join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Educators for this gardening workshop.
Explore and uncover some of nature’s mysteries, both common and uncommon. Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Shirley Halk will present “What’s In Your Backyard?” Join her for an exciting adventure right in your own back yard. This is the fourth workshop in the 11th Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Garden Series.
Gardening can begin as early as March, if the weather permits. This class will cover the spring crops: leafy greens, peas, potatoes and brassicas. After this class you’ll want to start digging!
Is your garden a bit out of control? Annette MaCoy, Cumberland County Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator will present “Design Dilemmas.” Learn tips and techniques for re-evaluating your landscape, reining in overgrown plants, and making the most of your landscape. This is the last workshop in the 11th Annual Dauphin County Master Gardener Spring Series.
Warm season vegetables bring a different set of issues than any other season of veggies. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and melons can be the most difficult plants to grow. The temperatures and moisture play a huge role in these crops and what diseases and insects attack them. This class focuses on best practices for growing these widely used and grown summer crops.
This session focuses on the fall months of the year. Often we try to get just a few more weeks from our veggie plants before frost. This class will cover ways to keep your plants producing, even after frost.
The 24th Annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium for home gardeners will feature speaker Mike McGrath, host of WHYY Philadelphia “You Bet Your Garden”, with talks on composting and gardening in the shade. The program will also feature Penn State horticulturalists—Steve Bogash on “Growing the Best Tomatoes and Green Peppers Ever” and Annette MaCoy with tactics for dealing with invasive plants.
York County will be looking for new Master Gardener volunteers in 2016.
Lancaster County will offer a new Master Gardener training class beginning in August 2016.
Cumberland and Perry counties will be offering Master Gardener basic training starting in August 2016.