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Upcoming Regional Events

May 2017

When: May 19, 2017 to July 31, 2017 12:00 PM
Where: York, PA

Enroll in the assessment program to determine the need for a 2018 Gypsy Moth Suppression Spraying. Enrollment closes July 31, 2017.

When: May 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: May 24, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: York, PA

2017 Home Gardening Class Series.

When: May 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Important life skills for children include learning effective ways to handle their anger. This lesson takes a developmental look at anger. Examine the common roots of angry feelings in children, infants, preschoolers, and in adult caregivers. Learn strategies to handle anger in positive ways and to reduce anger triggers in your program.

When: May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ponds and lakes are a common feature of the landscape and provide a source of enjoyment for many residents. The management of these water resources can be challenging. This free workshop will help pond and lake owners solve these management challenges. In addition, the new topic of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) will be covered.

June 2017

When: June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Join us and learn how to make successful jams, jellies, and other sweet spreads. Regular jelly products and reduced sugar/no sugar recipes will be included.

When: June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting Family Garden Day.

When: June 6, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: June 7, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., June 7, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 14, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., June 21, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: June 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers and orchard employees this spring.

When: June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: York, PA

2017 Home Gardening Class Series.

When: June 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This field day will focus on some of our current small grain research trials.

When: June 13, 2017 7:30 AM to June 15, 2017 3:30 PM
Where: Elizabethtown, PA

The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

When: June 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Penn State Master Gardeners are offering a Summer Garden Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 or in grades 3 to 6 at the Penn State Extension office on Allen Road in Carlisle. Registration is required by June 5, 2017.

When: June 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens. Registration deadline is June 7, 2017.

When: June 19, 2017, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Dauphin, PA

Mon. & Wed., June 19 - Aug. 2, 2017 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Middletown, PA

Tues., June 20, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., June 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: June 20, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.

When: June 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Where: Biglerville, PA

Do you own a hard cider operation, produce hard cider commercially, or are considering opening a cider business? This tour will give participants a behind the scenes look at some of the most popular hard cider operations in Pennsylvania’s largest apple producing region, Adams County.

When: June 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Join Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County to celebrate summer gardens on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., when six of their home gardens will be open to visitors during “A Summer Celebration” Garden Tour.

When: June 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: June 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Looking for an adventure that will strengthen your horticultural skills and know-how? Beat the heat this summer by going to the Summer H.E.A.T. program, a new horticulture program designed just for teens.

When: June 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Manheim, PA

Join us for Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals.

July 2017

When: July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn the basics of using a pressure canner, using current USDA canning guidelines, at Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning.

When: July 11, 2017, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Hershey, PA

The Summer Turf & Ornamental School is an all day program providing pest management information on ornamental plants and turfgrass pests. Sessions taught in Spanish will be offered during the morning portion of the program.

When: July 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

Thurs., July 13, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., July 20, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM.

When: July 18, 2017 6:00 PM to August 8, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: York, PA

The Exploring the Small Farm Dream course is designed to help you decide whether starting a farm business is right for you.

When: July 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: July 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Carlisle, PA

Tomatoes and fruits can be safely processed in a boiling water bath. Join us to learn the basic principles of canning. This workshop is presented as a demonstration and lecture.

August 2017

When: August 2, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Wed., Aug. 2, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 (5:00 - 9:00 PM); Wed., Aug. 16, 2017 (5:00 - 7:00 PM) - Exam.

When: August 3, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Tomatoes and fruits can be safely processed in a boiling water bath. Join us to learn the basic principles of canning. This workshop is presented as a demonstration and lecture.

When: August 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Dauphin, PA

This basic workshop is specifically designed to provide background training for commercial and public nutrient management specialists who may not have experience with equine operations.

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

Tues., Aug. 22, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Tues., Aug. 29, 2017 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) - Exam begins at 11:00 AM.

When: August 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

When: August 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All commercial and public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: August 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: York, PA

Thurs., Aug. 24, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Thurs., Aug. 31, 2017 (9:00 - 1:00 PM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 - 1:00 PM

September 2017

When: September 6, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Gettysburg, PA

If you are interested in learning more about gardening and teaching others, this program is for you!

When: September 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Fri., Sept. 8, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM); Fri., Sept. 15, 2017 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM) - Exam to be held from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

When: September 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Lancaster, PA

Learn safe and proper canning procedures to make two fall favorites, sauerkraut and salsa!

When: September 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

October 2017

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

Drying food doesn't require special equipment. Join us to learn basic methods of drying food using an oven, microwave, dehydrator, or simply by air drying.

When: October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA
When: October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Camp Hill, PA

Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are volunteers trained by Penn State Extension to provide reliable, research-based home gardening information to the public through informal workshops and classes, demonstration gardens, and plant clinics.

December 2017

When: December 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

All public nutrient management specialists must fully complete this mandatory training course in order to obtain provisional certification.

When: December 19, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Harrisburg, PA

Examinations for commercial and public nutrient management specialists are administered by the Department of Agriculture.