York County Master Gardener Program
York County Master Gardener News
York County Master Gardeners volunteer 8500 hours in 2014
October 31, 2014York County Master Gardeners were busy this year, providing research-based information to help York County residents solve their yard and garden problems with research-based information.
Gardens at John Rudy Park earn Search for Excellence Award
July 29, 2014York County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the York County Juvenile Probation Department and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to plant, maintain and harvest the Gardens at John Rudy County Park.
Rain Gardens to Manage Storm Water Runoff
November 16, 2012An economical and ecological way to collect rain water is to install a rain garden. Properly established, these gardens manage storm water runoff at a fraction of the cost of standard methods and beautify your yard at the same time.
MAEscapes Gardens Mentioned in Patriot News Article
June 9, 2011George Weigel of the Patriot News discusses Jacquie Doyle's talk at the Millersville Native Plant Conference. He also mentions the MAEscapes gardens at Penn State Extension, York County
Pollinator Friendly Garden Certification
June 7, 2011Certify your Pennsylvania garden as Pollinator Friendly!
Supporting Winter Birds
October 1, 2015Many birds leave for warmer climates but many also still call Pennsylvania home in winter. Most of us think of using bird feeders and heated bird baths as a way to support wintering birds, but there are several natural things you can do to keep them comfortable and encourage them to stay in your yard.
Create a Mason Bee Habitat
October 1, 2015There are over 400 species of native bees in Pennsylvania. This does not include the European honey bees that live in hives and supply us with honey.
Preparing for Spring Planting of Trees and Bushes
September 21, 2015Fall is a good time of year to prepare for a great garden in the years to come. Plants thrive when we provide an environment that is right for them.
The Basics of Fall Gardening
September 10, 2015Since school has started for most of us in the area, the gardener in us should go back to basics this fall...
Putting the Garden to Bed
September 8, 2015While some Pennsylvania gardeners still have several more weeks to enjoy the growing season, the higher elevations could experience a killing frost before the end of September.
Woody Plant Identification - Conifers
When: October 6-8, 2015Where: Carlisle, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: York County
When: August 12, 2016Where: York, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Cumberland and Perry County
When: August 15, 2016Where: Carlisle, PA