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Upcoming Regional Events

July 2017

When: July 20, 2017 2:00 PM to August 10, 2017 4:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 20, 2017 6:00 PM to August 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Shrubs unify the landscape connecting taller shade and flowering trees to ground level plantings. Deciduous shrubs provide food and nesting sites for birds, attractive flowers and fruits, and a variety of foliage textures and colors from spring to autumn. Join us to learn how to find the best shrubs for your landscape.

When: July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Productores y trabajadores agrícolas están invitados a participar en este curso de adiestramiento sobre identificación, localización y el control de malezas. Personal de NRCS (Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales) también estará presente para informar sobre los programas y asistencia técnica ofrecidos por la agencia. Se ofrecerá una comida lijera después del curso, y todos son invitados.

When: July 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Penn State Extension is teaming up with beginning and establishing growers to offer study circles. Join the Western Establishing Farmer Study Circle Network for an evening focusing on weed scouting and identification. NRCS staff will also discuss programs, resources and technical assistance offered through USDA NRCS. Study circles allow you to learn from experienced farmers and experts, and compare notes with your peers. The meetings are FREE for farmers and open to all interested persons.

When: July 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Master Gardener Sue Weiland and Yellow Creek State Park Educator Lisa Meadows present a free workshop on how to attract pollinators such as butterflies, bees, insects and birds to your back yard using native flowers, plants and trees.

August 2017

When: August 10, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Whether canning for years or planning to can for the first time, anyone preserving fruits and vegetables should make sure they are using techniques and recipes that yield safe, high-quality products. Attend this workshop to learn the most up-to-date, research based information on home food preservation.

When: August 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: August 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for an informative session on woody ornamental insect and disease problems in the landscape. This is a hands-on, interactive session as we will walk the grounds of LaRoche College.

When: August 24, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Pittsburgh, PA

Extension Educators Ruth Benner and Sandy Feather will lead a weed identification walk through the Homewood Cemetery.

September 2017

When: September 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Washington, PA

Tues., Sept. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Tues., Sept. 12, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: September 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Uniontown, PA

Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: Wexford, PA

The Professional Pest Managers School is a one-day pesticide update session that provides research-based information for applicators and offers a wide variety of trainings for licensed pesticide applicators.

When: September 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Somerset, PA

Mon., Sept. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

October 2017

When: October 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Allegheny County Master Gardener Training will run on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00PM, October-April. Applications are accepted until August 31st. Location: the Penn State Center Pittsburgh.

When: October 2, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Schedule with dates, topics and speakers included.

When: October 4, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Uniontown, PA

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers who support Penn State Extension's educational programs in consumer horticulture.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong or Indiana County areas.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Basic Training for Master Gardeners is to be held beginning in October 2017 for those wishing to serve the Armstrong and Indiana County areas. Registration are due by August 7, 2017.

When: October 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Are you fascinated by gardening? Do you enjoy sharing your gardening knowledge with others? You may be interested in the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program!

When: October 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Wed., Oct. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: October 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Thurs., Oct. 19, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Oct. 26, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

November 2017

When: November 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ebensburg, PA

Mon., Nov. 6, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Mon., Nov. 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to immediately follow class.

When: November 7, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Butler, PA

Tues., Nov. 7, 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam will begin at 1:00 PM.

When: November 9, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Kittanning, PA

Thurs., Nov. 9, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Thurs., Nov. 16, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: November 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Uniontown, PA

Tues., Nov. 28, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Tues., Dec. 5, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

December 2017

When: December 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Greensburg, PA

Mon., Dec. 11, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Mon., Dec. 18, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

January 2018

When: January 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Washington, PA

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.

When: January 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Indiana, PA

Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM); Wed., Jan. 31, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Exam to begin at 1:00 PM.