Penn State Master Gardeners will host a free presentation on beekeeping and bee-friendly plants on Saturday, August 23, at 10:00 AM, at their Trial and Idea Garden, with local beekeeper Jonathan Daniels. Everyone is welcome to attend; registration is not required.
Finally, after all the hard work, timing the weather, and defending your garden from invaders, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Penn State Extension in Clinton County is in the process of recruiting individuals who are interested in gardening and horticulture to join the Master Gardener Program.
Learn about growing grapes and other small fruits—blueberries, raspberries, currants, and gooseberries—with Penn State Extension Master Gardeners. Bring your questions and get free information about growing small fruit. This free outdoor event is being held on September 7, 2014.
Water is essential for all life. In addition to the water we drink, we use water to grow our food, and create almost everything we produce, consumer, buy or sell... We are having a water quality workshop on August 26th...
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you like to share gardening tips with your friends? Would you like to become a Penn State Master Gardener? The 2014-2015 Master Gardener training course for the Pocono District (Pike, Wayne, Monroe and Carbon) is scheduled for Thursday Evenings, 6:00PM to 8:30PM, at the Monroe County Extension Office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, from October 2, 2014 through March 5, 2015. The application should be completed and returned by Friday, September 22, 2014.
Late blight has been found on tomatoes in several locations locally. If you are a vegetable gardener and that does not send a chill down your spine, you need to check for a pulse...
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
York 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.
Crawford County Master Gardeners teach basic vegetable gardening at the State Correctional Institute at Cambridge Springs and are awarded the Search for Excellence Award for Innovative Programs.
Most homeowners take great pride in the lush green grass carpeting their landscape. Equaling their pride, is the effort put into maintaining their turf...
In April of 2014, the Carbon County Master Gardener program held its first pollinator workshop. We hoped to inform gardeners in Carbon County of the plight of our pollinators, and to develop a network of certified pollinator gardens in communities around the county.
Dimmick Memorial Library Pollinator Garden are working towards certifying their secret gardem as pollinator friendly. Even better, the Library would like to develop an educational program to teach children and the public about the role of pollinators in our food supply.
Chester County Master Gardeners receive 1st Place Search for Excellence Award for Special Needs Audience at the State Master Gardener Conference.
The Cumberland and Perry Counties Plant, Prepare, Partake! project won 1st place for community service in the 2014 Master Gardener Search for Excellence awards.
Flowering Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) known to most by the name Bradford Pear, which was one of the first introduced cultivars of this Asian pear is probably the most over planted landscape tree.
People are concerned about the effect pesticides have on wildlife and the environment. Specifically, there is a lot of discussion about the role pesticides play in the decline of pollinators; both honeybees and wild insects.
The cold is a distant memory and so is the never-ending winter we experienced. Groundhog Day was a fun diversion to remind us spring was finally on its way...
Crawford County Master Gardeners earn the Search for Excellence Award for their Green Thumb Workshop.
Venango County Master Gardeners were awarded the Search for Excellence Youth Award for their volunteer efforts at the Outdoor Learning Center at Central Elementary.