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June 2017

When: June 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Jim Thorpe, PA

Please join the Carbon County Master Gardeners for the day to celebrate National Pollinator Week.

When: June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Montrose, PA

This will be an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage.

When: June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Montrose, PA

This will be an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage.

When: June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Slatington, PA

Join the Carbon County Master Gardeners to Celebrate National Pollinator Week

When: June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Lehighton, PA

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with the Master Gardeners of Carbon county.

When: June 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Montrose, PA

This will be an introductory workshop providing USDA's current recommendations on how to safely can using procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage.

When: June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County to celebrate summer gardens on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., when six of their home gardens will be open to visitors during “A Summer Celebration” Garden Tour.

When: June 26, 2017, 9:45 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Woody Plant ID - Flowering Trees Advanced Certification track to learn about the identification and usage of twenty-five flowering trees that are hardy in Pennsylvania.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: State College, PA

Join us at the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden for the Pollinator track, a day filled with informative pollinator sessions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Plant Problem Diagnostic track to become better equipped to answer home gardening questions.

When: June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Join us for the Cultivating Community Gardens track to learn about the many benefits of community gardens.

When: June 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens.

When: June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Media, PA

Home gardeners are invited to join us and learn how to identify the best tree for their needs.

July 2017

When: July 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you watching your garden bloom and abound in color and bounty? It’s just the right time to be planning how to incorporate your summer work into beautiful homemade gifts!

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the fundamentals of growing and cultivating cacti and succulents at home. Discover how easy and carefree they can be to raise. See how easy these plants are to propagate and take some home to start your own indoor desert.

When: July 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a free presentation about creating and certifying your “Pollinator-Friendly Garden” at their Trial and Idea Garden, located at the corner of Claremont Road and Army Heritage Drive, on the grounds of Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Carlisle.

When: July 11, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

When: July 11, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Food preservation is experiencing rejuvenation; many people are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year.

When: July 12, 2017 9:30 AM to July 19, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Wilkes Barre, PA

Join us and learn to identify and use thirty five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

When: July 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Session 4. Note the location change for this session of the popular annual garden series presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Beaver County.

When: July 15, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: July 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Need to get out and enjoy nature but are limited on time? Want to know more about what plants are native to our area – and what are those that are invaders?

When: July 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Brodheadsville, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners present Saturday workshops at the Western Pocono Community Library (Monroe County)

When: July 18, 2017, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: Honesdale, PA

Food preservation is experiencing rejuvenation; many people are interested in growing and/or buying local foods and want to preserve them for use throughout the year.

When: July 20, 2017 2:00 PM to August 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 20, 2017 6:00 PM to August 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Mountainhome, PA

Master Gardener from Monroe County will present Going Native at The Friendly Community Center.

When: July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: July 28, 2017 6:00 AM to July 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Mercer, PA

Mercer County Master Gardeners invite you on a three-day bus trip to Longwood and Chanticleer Gardens in Eastern Pennsylvania.

When: July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Bethlehem, PA
When: July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Orrstown, PA

See an amazing backyard train garden with miniature landscape features and learn about this fun hobby that can be in your backyard.

When: July 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Master Gardener Sue Weiland and Yellow Creek State Park Educator Lisa Meadows present a free workshop on how to attract pollinators such as butterflies, bees, insects and birds to your back yard using native flowers, plants and trees.

August 2017

When: August 1, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

When: August 4, 2017 12:00 PM to August 12, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Honesdale, PA

Don’t forget to visit our booth at the Wayne County Fair. Master Gardeners are there every day from noon to 8.00 PM to answer your gardening questions.

When: August 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to save your savory crops for future use!

When: August 12, 2017, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join Lycoming County Master Gardeners for a day of workshops, educational displays, refreshments, vendors and garden tours!

When: August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn the background and history of bonsai gardening from the master himself, Steve Ittel. He is a member and past president of the Bonsai Society of Chester County and has cared for the bonsai collection at Longwood Gardens. He will get you hooked on the art of creating bonsai.

When: August 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Allentown, PA

Join the Master Gardener Program and give back to the community.

When: August 15, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Extension in Berks County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Applications are being accepted from now through March 31.

When: August 15, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Monarch Mania is back! Join us for classes on raising Monarch butterflies. Free and open to the public. Learn about these magnificent butterflies, why they need our help and what YOU can do.

When: August 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for an evening with local chef Marcia Dunsmore and learn the basics of making the perfect pie crust to showcase the beautiful fresh fruits of the season.

When: August 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: West Chester, PA

The Penn State Chester County Master Gardeners are currently accepting applications for the class of 2017.

When: August 17, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Springfield, PA

Penn State Extension in Delaware County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners. Application deadline is May 26th.

When: August 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Brodheadsville, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners present Saturday workshops at the Western Pocono Community Library (Monroe County)

When: August 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn more about the interesting bugs in your garden. This workshop is free, but registration is required.

When: August 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: University Park, PA

Are you a gardening and landscaping enthusiast? A native plant pro? A container veggie grower? Master Gardeners in Centre County coordinate a vibrant suite of projects and programs throughout the year.

When: August 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: August 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the team of Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Philadelphia whose mission is “to support Penn State Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.”

When: August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Emmaus, PA

Learn about native garden design, how to clean up your garden in the fall and sample over 60 tomato varieties!

When: August 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Did You Know ... One of every three bites of food comes to us by pollinators?

September 2017

When: September 1, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: September 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Leesport, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Berks County invite you to join us for Evenings in the Garden in the Demonstration Gardens located at the Berks County Agricultural Center. First Tuesday of May, June, August, September. Rain or shine!

When: September 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Do you have a keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others learn? The Franklin County Master Gardener program is looking for volunteer educators.

When: September 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

If you are interested in learning more about gardening and teaching others, this program is for you!

When: September 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: New Bloomfield, PA

Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade”.

When: September 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are many reasons to grow native plants. See the native plant options available to local gardeners and learn how to incorporate them in your garden plan.

When: September 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: September 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Orchids are not the delicate exotics you may believe they are. You can grow these "jungle weeds" in your home. This class will give you practical advice on growing, blooming and re-potting orchids plus tips on buying plants and supplies.

When: September 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: September 16, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Learn about choosing and caring for indoor plants and other indoor gardening topics. Also learn about bonsai plants as houseplants.

When: September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Brodheadsville, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners present Saturday workshops at the Western Pocono Community Library (Monroe County)

When: September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: September 30, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Composting is nature's original recycling program. Reduce household waste by up to 50% and create healthy soil by making and using compost.

October 2017

When: October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allegheny County Master Gardener Training will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM, October-April. Applications are accepted until August 31st. Location: the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

When: October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Uniontown, PA

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong or Indiana County areas.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Erie, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. What sets them apart from other gardeners is the intensive training in horticulture they receive from Penn State Extension. In exchange for their training, Penn State Master Gardeners serve as volunteers for Extension horticulture programs.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Martinsburg, PA

Penn State Extension in Blair County is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Penn State Extension Master Gardener Basic Training Program.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others? Join us to start your path to become a Penn State Master Gardener! Applications are now being accepted through September 20, 2017. Class starts October 5th.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic Training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong and Indiana County areas. Registration are due by August 7, 2017.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Montrose, PA

Do you have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others? Join us to begin your path to become a Penn State Master Gardener!

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Penn State Master Gardeners are members of the community who have an interest in gardening and a desire to help others. What sets them apart from other gardeners is the intensive training in horticulture they receive from Penn State Extension. In exchange for their training, Penn State Master Gardeners serve as volunteers for Extension horticulture programs.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Union and Snyder Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: McKean County Extension Office

Come join us for Master Gardener Basic Training!

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Bloomsburg, PA

Master Gardener Basic Training classes are scheduled for Columbia, Montour, and Northumberland Counties. Applications will be accepted through September 26.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Franklin, PA

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.

When: October 6, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardener's table at First Friday to see what's new, pick up some information!

When: October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pam Dimelar, a local photographer, naturalist and videographer who specializes in wildlife and has a natural interest in birds has followed a pair of local Great Horned Owls for five years. She will show you amazing video of them, as well as share many interesting facts about owls and their lifestyle. This is an enjoyable presentation for both adults and children.

When: October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do you ever wonder what that insect chewing on your tomato plant is? Or, why your lettuce leaves are curling and turning brown? Do other gardeners face the same problems? Wonder no longer! Join the Lycoming County Master Gardeners for an informal walk and talk on what’s growing, or not in the gardens and how to handle problems.

When: October 21, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Williamsport, PA

Stop by the Lycoming County Master Gardeners table at the Williamsport Grower's Market!

When: October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Mill Hall, PA

Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.

When: October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

November 2017

When: November 11, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Would you enjoy growing fresh greens year-round in your home? Learn how easy it is to grow vegetables with hydroponic towers. Pick your own salad greens, veggies and herbs to make the freshest dishes ever. Come and learn how easy this process is and why you should consider doing this in your own home.

When: November 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Back by popular demand! Make a wreath, swag, or bring a container to fill. A variety of evergreens, pine cones, faux berries, white birch branches and a handmade bow will be available for each item you make.

When: November 29, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Back by popular demand! Make a wreath, swag, or bring a container to fill. A variety of evergreens, pine cones, faux berries, white birch branches and a handmade bow will be available for each item you make.