The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, and Shady Side Academy present the 2015 Western Pennsylvania Garden & Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 18 at the Shady Side Academy Hillman Center for the Performing Arts in Fox Chapel.
Are trees not top-of-mind during the winter? Maybe they should be. Winter is an ideal time to inspect tree branches for defects, decay, or structural issues without the camouflage of leaves. Wounds, decay cavities, crooked growth, and weak branch unions are problems in the making that can be more easily spotted when the trees are bare.
The North American Manure Expo is returning to Pennsylvania and promises to provide “Manure than you can Handle.”
4-H Day camp was held on July 9, 2014 at Washington Park. We had 56 4-H members and 18 Counselors.
Washington County sent 8 Counselors and 12 4-H members to the SW Regional 4-H Camp.
Local youth were among 88 4-H’ers from 38 counties across the state who met in Harrisburg recently for the annual Pennsylvania 4-H Capital Days program. Capital Days is a citizenship-awareness and civic-engagement educational program held by Pennsylvania 4-H. Attending from Washington County were TJ Vercek , Susie Jones, Christina Motichak, Isaac Jones, Timothy Solobay, and Brendin McCullough. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event.
The Washington County 4-H Clubs collected 5,857 pounds of food or over 5 tons of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank.
A Proclamation was issued by the Washington County Commissioners on March 20, 2014, that the week of March 16 - 22 is Pennsylvania 4-H Week in Washington County.
On November 1, 2013, county council held the Leaders' Appreciation Dinner at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Our 4-H Robotics Club, Chrome Clovers, is raising money for their robot by launching pumpkins at Simmons Farm. The club built the catapult to launch the pumpkins. Come out to Simmons Farm to launch pumpkins and support the Chrome Clovers. They are there every weekend in October and cost is $5 a pumpkin. I have attached a few pictures from this past weekend.
On Monday October 7, 2014, County Council members elected new officers.
Canonsburg Demonstration Garden is having classes from August to October. Please see the attached brochure for more detail.
The Northwest invited the Southwest to their TLR. The event was held at McKeever Environmental Center on April 12-14, 2013.
The Washington County 4-H Clubs collected 8,928 pounds of food or over 4 tons of food and supplies for the Washington County Food Bank. 11 4-H clubs donated food on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Washington Food Bank located in 84, 4-H Clubs to collect food for the food bank.
Capital Days is a 3-day experiential program that provides youth with the unique opportunity to enhance their citizenship and advocacy skills and knowledge of Pennsylvania state government.
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.
Indiana County 4-H Members Honored At Achievement Celebration! Garrett Richardson was Outstanding Senior Member and Katelin Olson was the Outstanding Junior Member.