Interested in being a Penn State Master Gardener? Now is your chance to take the training and help educate the community through gardening programs and opportunities! Classes begin in October and continue through March. Join us!
Dining with Diabetes is a program for adults with diabetes and their families. Participants will learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and taste good. Recipes will be sampled at each class.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County have built a new permanent raised bed garden and shade garden at the 4-H Building at the Harford Fairgrounds. These gardens will serve as a teaching tool for Master Gardeners to deliver educational programs throughout the week of the Fair.
Several 4-H members recently helped plant 4-H Community gardens, located at the Extension office in Montrose. Produce from these gardens will be donated to local food banks and senior centers.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County presented free gardening programs at the Endless Mountains Farm Fest at Salt Springs on Saturday, May 31st AND they won Best Display!
Over 50 people attended the classes, in which Penn State Master Gardeners partnered with the Montrose Adult School to deliver this successful event.
The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County recently held their annual kick-off celebration at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose where Master Gardeners were honored and plans were made for 2014 programming.
Susquehanna County 4-H was recently very well represented at the 2014 PA Farm Show held in Harrisburg. Members of Susquehanna County 4-H exhibited Junior Market Animals, showcased posters and displays in 4-H Opportunities, and entered both clothing and crafts!
Susquehanna County 4-H was recently presented with a very gracious donation from Visions Federal Credit Union. Visions Federal Credit Union has a branch office on Route 706 in Montrose.
The Friends of Susquehanna County, Inc. recently presented Susquehanna County 4-H Educator Abby Onyon with a very generous donation for the Susquehanna County 4-H Program.
Susquehanna County 4-H held its Annual 4-H Achievement Night and Leaders Recognition Celebration at Mountain View High School, on November 9th.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County have had the one of their busiest program years ever! There are 18 active Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County each working hard to educate and help people experience the joy and satisfaction with their gardening endeavors, all while learning and having access to researched based horticulture information through Penn State.
The 4-H Community Gardens located at the Penn State Extension office at Chenango Street in Montrose have been planted! The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was awarded a grant to begin the gardens!
Pickerings Farm, Home and Garden, Thompson recently hosted its first annual “Taste of Country Checkerboard Field Day”. Visitors had the opportunity to visit with vendors, listen to educational programs with the Penn State Master Gardeners, and partake in some delicious food and treats provided by Faith Mountain Christian Academy, New Milford.
The Susquehanna County 4-H program, through the generosity of the Montrose Rotary Club, was recently awarded a grant to begin a 4-H Community Garden in Montrose! The 4-H Community Garden will be planted at the Penn State Extension Office on 88 Chenango Street in Montrose.
The Penn State Master Gardeners in Susquehanna County recently held a “Get Going, Get Growing” Spring Gardening Day program at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose.
On March 23rd, seven Susquehanna County 4-Hers took place in Penn State University’s Spring Dairy Judging Contest. Though it was very cold, Susquehanna County had a “hot” day, and brought home several top awards!
Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County is happy to announce that Abby Onyon will be serving as the new 4-H Educator! Abby is from New Milford and has a long history with the Susquehanna County 4-H program. She was a 10 year 4-H member and is currently a seven year volunteer 4-H leader with the North Jackson Ag 4-H Club.
It seems that we are experiencing more unusually warm periods during mid- and late-winter, so trees may be more susceptible than in the past to moderately low winter temperatures. Lessons from years in which there was a sudden drop in temperature indicate that trees most injured were those that lacked adequate vigor, those that were too vigorous, and those that had been pruned before the cold event.
Do you have a farm product that you would like to promote? Be part of the Farm Products Guide! The guide features listings of products produced in Susquehanna County.