Upcoming Regional Events
Flowering trees provide multiple seasons of interest to the landscape with flowers, fruits, foliage color, form and bark. Available selections in a range of sizes make these trees suitable for large rural landscapes as well as small urban spaces. This class includes six hours of in-depth training on flowering tree identification and usage and a guidebook detailing the 24 species of flowering trees discussed in the class. This class has been developed for the Master Gardener Advanced Certificate Program and is appropriate for nursery and landscape professionals.
Join us for an informal lunch meeting to hear updates about what's happening in the local dairy industry and discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation.
This free event is hosted by the Southwestern PA Woodland Owners and the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to follow class at 1:00 PM
It's Showtime Livestock Camp is a hands-on, interactive camp that where youth can explore Technology in Agriculture, build showmanship skills, tour local farms, and create memorable experiences!
Shade gardening can be challenging, forcing many of us to settle for old standby plants that do nothing more than cover the soil. Learn how to transform those overlooked shadows into glowing features by choosing plants with colorful blooms and foliage that thrive in the shade.
Interested in starting a low-cost, low-maintenance container garden? No soil? No problem! Straw bale gardening is a form of raised-bed gardening that is soil-free. You can set up a straw bale garden on most outside surfaces, even on your porch, balcony or driveway! Whether you’re thinking of starting your first garden or you’re a seasoned gardener interested in learning a new method, this workshop is right for you.
Join the Southwestern PA Woodland Owners for this field day. SWPWO members, Raul Chiesa and Janet Sredy have been awarded 2014 PA Tree Farmers of the Year. The program will showcase all the hard work that they have accomplished in their woods.
We’ve all heard about the decline of honeybees over the last few years, but many of us don’t realize that wild pollinators, such as native bees and butterflies, are declining as well. Become part of the movement to improve the plight of our pollinators by providing a variety of pollinator-preferred plants, offering sources for water and nesting, and using pesticides sparingly or not at all.
Join the Southwestern PA Woodland Owners for this free presentation.
The program is geared to volunteers preparing food for events such as church fund raisers, fire company barbecues, booster club food sales and the many other types of events were food is served to the public.
Join the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association for this free presentation. Speaker: Eric Burkhart, PhD, Program Director, Plant Science, Penn State.
Come to an informal lunch meeting to hear updates about what's happening in the local dairy industry and discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation.
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, our next training starts October 1. Deadline to register is September 4th, 2015.
Master Gardener Basic Training in Westmoreland County
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.
Preparing food in large quantities is different than food preparation in the home. Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling program helps non-profit organizations and their volunteers understand the risks involved with preparing large volumes of food and the important food safety practices that need to be implemented to ensure a safe event.