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July 2017

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 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

Bring nature home to your garden with the expert knowledge of Doug Tallamy, nationally-recognized author of Bringing Nature Home and The Living Landscape, at Penn State’s Summer Garden Experience on Saturday, July 22.

When: July 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Scranton, PA

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest research-based information on home horticultural topics.

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 3, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Participants will learn cutting and conditioning techniques for a variety of home garden flowers and greens.

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.

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, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Penn State Master Gardener Training Classes will begin September 6, 2017 and continue through December 13, 2017. The classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

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, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Orrstown, PA

Fall is an excellent time to learn about lawn care. A well-maintained landscape adds value to your home.

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 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Begin saving money this fall by starting your compost. Learn the benefits - including saving money - of composting in your garden.

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 29, 2017, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Franklin County Master Gardeners invite you on a bus trip to Winterthur Museum & Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware.

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 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Schedule with dates, topics and speakers included.

When: October 3, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

After the gardening season is the perfect time to "tune-up" your tools before storing for next year.

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 5, 2017 6:00 PM to February 22, 2018 8:45 PM

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

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 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Chambersburg, PA

Family-friendly workshop for fall nature crafts and making corn husk dolls. Bring the family for a fun morning.

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.