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!
September is whole grains month. Grains are important for good health...
The York County Conservation District’s Outstanding Watershed Stewardship Award has been presented to individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on the quality of York County’s watersheds. This year the award was presented to someone who has worked as a steward of our County’s aquatic ecosystems both as an individual and now as the coordinator of a new watershed organization.
Fresh vegetables are widely available in the supermarket and Farmer’s Markets. Vegetables are nutritious.
We are excited to announce that York County’s very first Master Watershed Steward Class finished their training in April.
The 2016 Master Watershed Steward Training Program was launched last night in York County. We are very excited to have 18 enthusiastic individuals participating in York County’s first Master Watershed Steward Program.
Homeowners using wells, springs or cisterns as their water supply should consider having their water tested routinely. Anyone served by public water suppliers who is considering water treatment equipment would benefit, too.
A recent fire at Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Company on June 8, 2015 has been a major focus in the local media and for government agencies. Water from extinguishing the fire has runoff from the site and reached Slagle Run and Conewago Creek.
Many states throughout the nation offer Master Watershed Steward volunteer programs through their land grant university extension services; these programs train citizen volunteers in the basics of water resource stewardship. Now Penn State Extension, with the help of the Watershed Alliance of York, is launching York County’s own Master Watershed Steward Program.
York County Master Gardeners were busy this year, providing research-based information to help York County residents solve their yard and garden problems with research-based information.
Penn State Extension held a "Home Water and Septic System Workshop" in September in Cumberland County and again in October in York County. A total of 82 people attended from 64 households, primarily from Cumberland and York Counties but also Adams, and Chester Counties.
York County Master Gardeners work in partnership with the York County Juvenile Probation Department and the York County Department of Parks and Recreation to plant, maintain and harvest the Gardens at John Rudy County Park.
A workshop designed to educate municipalities, engineers, watershed groups and students about the value of trees and green infrastructure in water quality was held on June 9, 2014 at the York Water Company Employee Center in York County.
Marcia Weber, Penn State Extension family and consumer sciences educator based in York County, has received the College of Agricultural Sciences' 2014 Dr. William Henson Diversity Achievement Award.
An update on the Westminster Livestock Auction, owners are in the process of rebuilding after a fire. Options are available for their clients.
The 15th Season - 2013 The Master Gardeners are very pleased to announce that the 2013 season, our 15, was the most successful one at The Gardens at John Rudy County Park. This year the Gardens produced a record of 6950 pounds of produce that was given to The York County Food Bank and The Catholic Harvest Pantry. Included in that total were 48 varieties of fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Our York County 4-H Fair was highlighted in the York Daily Record.
For consumers (and some very enthusiastic vendors), this time of year elicits shrikes of excitement and sheer joy as people line up to see which vendor has the early asparagus, rhubarb, or coveted dry beans preserved from fall harvest.
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.
A record harvest at the Gardens at John Rudy County Park resulted in a donation of 6231 pounds of fruit and vegetables to the York County Food Bank this year.