York County News
May 20, 2013Not just another garden tour, Gardening with Native Plants – The Tour is a great opportunity to learn how to make your yard more environmentally friendly. Sponsored by Penn State Extension and Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes (MAEscapes) five homeowners in York County will open their properties on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and show you how they are using native plants to conserve water, reduce pesticide and fertilizer use and create habitat for wildlife.
April 24, 2013If you would like to make your yard and gardens more environmentally friendly, be sure to join MAEscapes and the Penn State Master Gardeners for the Native Plant Fest & Sale, Saturday May 18th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Rd, York, PA 17402.
March 25, 2013Beginners and advanced gardeners alike will learn some new techniques at the series of classes offered this year by the York County Master Gardeners.
Penn State Extension News
Webinar to examine effect of shale-gas development on rural roads
May 10, 2013The impact that natural-gas development in deep shale formations has on rural Pennsylvania roads will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.
Online beekeeping course receives international recognition
May 9, 2013A Web-based Penn State Extension course designed to help beginning and experienced beekeepers gain the knowledge they need to be successful has been recognized for online excellence. Beekeeping 101 was named an official honoree in the 2013 Webby Awards. The course was one of 11 honorees in the Education category.
Mysterious insect to emerge in parts of Pennsylvania
May 8, 2013One of the world's most mysterious insects is about to invade the skies over wooded areas in eastern Pennsylvania and other states, but an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences says it's not a cause for alarm. Residents of 17 Pennsylvania counties soon will see an emergence of periodical cicadas, commonly but mistakenly called 17-year locusts.