Penn State Extension of Allegheny County will host a two-day short course, “Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation,” February 8 & 9. This short course is a must for anyone bidding on landscape jobs. No matter what size your company, it pays to take a critical look at the business end of things. Do you know your actual costs? Are you covering your overhead? Are you making a reasonable profit?
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
The newly updated Master Gardener Manual from Penn State Extension is no ordinary gardening book. It is a well-thought-through guide for home gardeners, students and professionals that takes a practical, methodical and easy-to-understand approach to the art and science of gardening. This big, nearly 800 pages, hefty 8.5-by-10-inch hardcover is a welcome addition to every gardening enthusiast's library.
Citrus fruit can be found in the market throughout the year and come in several varieties. They are very nutritious and an especially good source of vitamin C and other nutrients. Add excitement to winter meals and snacks with a burst of citrus flavor.
Bake up some holiday cheer with a little less guilt this holiday season.
Penn State Extension has planned nine educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this winter. The regional meetings are being held all across the state.
With an incubation period of one to four days, how do you know if you have the flu or just the common cold?
The risk of getting a food-borne illness can occur by tasting or sampling raw ingredients that require a cooking (heating) process. Avoid taste sampling the product during the preparation of the recipe in which raw ingredients are combined and the final product must be fully cooked.
Learn to balance your holiday calories to avoid future bulges by offering great food favorites and physical activity with a game plan in mind.
Holidays can be a time for bringing a focus to healthy eating and activity. Pinpoint 12 days of the season and try these ideas for incorporating health in the gifts you give, the recipes you prepare, and in your daily choices of activities, meals and snacks!
This festive time of year can be a challenge to even the most disciplined person, but they can be extra challenging for those with diabetes.
Making sense of diet recommendations in the news media can be frustrating and confusing. Getting to the science base behind the message is important.
As the holiday season approaches, millions of Americans will be prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning up holiday feasts. With all the hustle and bustle that surround these events, sometimes food safety can take a back seat.
As you are getting ready to go hunting, there are three things about caring for and preserving game meat that should be stressed.
Cage free, non-GMO, natural, fresh, antibiotic free, range free, organic - oh my! What does it all mean when it comes to purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey?
There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
Local dairy processors have won a number of national awards for exceptional milk quality, which is the result of dairy producers striving to manage their farms in ways that prioritize animal health and good milking practices.
Lee Stivers, Extension Educator from District 10, speaks at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention