Are you interested in vegetable gardening? Wondering what to do with the harvest? This five week course will take you through selected vegetable families.
George Weigel, News Gardening Columnist, Harrisburg Patriot, and Professional Landscaper
Herbaceous perennials are an important component of the home landscape. If you are interested in adding layers to your landscape, creating a naturalistic meadow, improving biodiversity and habitat for pollinators, simplifying maintenance chores, or just enhancing the beauty of your garden with color, form, and structure, thoughtful use of perennial plants can help you create a garden that is beautiful, healthy, and sustainable.
A garden bed of herbaceous perennials can be a maintenance challenge. Annette MaCoy will share tips on planting and care of perennials, including guidelines on dividing and grooming, to simplify garden chores and give you more time to enjoy your garden.
Pollinator insects are declining, but there's hope! Learn how you can be part of the solution. Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Dauphin County, Shawna Raymond, will show you the simple steps you can take to easily certify your yard as a Pollinator Friendly Garden.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Dauphin County will be presenting Vegetable Gardening Classes. The classes were developed for first time vegetable gardeners and gardeners that want to increase their gardening success.
Presented by Priscilla Waldman & Kathy Clark. This class will cover the what and how of organic vegetable gardening. In the second half of the class we will discuss the importance of pollination and pollinators in the vegetable garden. Learn how to keep the environment safe for, and welcoming to, both honey bees and native pollinators.
Many interesting new perennials are debuting in 2015, but what is also striking this year is the creation of two entirely new perennials, Mukgenia and Echibeckia . George Weigel explains that these pairings of two different types of plants are examples of how breeders are crossing new boundaries, both by traditional “pollenmoving” and by genetic engineering that has already brought us the world’s first glow-in-the-dark plant.
Backyard Composting by John Geoghan. If you are interested in turning garbage into gold this class is for you. Low Input Lawn Care by Mike Johnston. Mike shares his tips for starting a new lawn from scratch and renovating an existing lawn using mostly organic methods.
A new perspective on planting perennials that combines design with ecology is becoming more common and widespread in largescale landscaping projects. Susan Skender will cover this artistic approach to ecological gardening, with an emphasis on creating these sustainable plant communities on a smaller scale for the home garden.
One of our most popular programs, you are guaranteed to leave with a beautiful seasonal item, tips, tricks and lots of new ideas! Registrants have the option to choose from four dates and topics.
Flowering trees provide multiple seasons of interest to the landscape with flowers, fruits, foliage color, form and bark. Available selections in a range of sizes make these trees suitable for large rural landscapes as well as small urban spaces.
Presented by Julianne Schieffer, an Educator and Regional Urban Forester for Penn State Extension based in Montgomery County. Learn the fundamentals of pruning trees and shrubs in the landscape.
This is your chance to ask your most pressing gardening questions. Master Gardeners will present four five minute topics. The rest of the session will be question and answer. Bring your gardening problems and questions.
Storm Water Impacts - Why we need to conserve storm water and improve water quality in our watersheds. Rain Garden Design and Construction.
Save the date of Saturday, May 16, 2015, for great plants and great prices at the Penn State Extension Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ annual Plant Fest.
Don't miss this festival of native plants, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 pm at the York County Extension office.
4-H Ag Explorers Camp offers educational workshops focusing on the environment, gardening, animals, and other agricultural related topics. The participants will enjoy hands on activities as well as field trips that support the activities of the day. Field trips include a trip to the Washington Zoo! Join the fun!
Join garden guru George Weigel, central PA garden writer, for an afternoon of fun and informative gardening talks.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.
York County will be looking for new Master Gardener volunteers in 2016.
Cumberland and Perry counties will be offering Master Gardener basic training starting in August 2016.