Have you noticed the growing numbers of people who are faced with allergies to food? I don’t seem to recall many friends with food allergies growing up – perhaps we just weren’t very good about detecting them back then. If you suffer from a food allergy you may be apprehensive about whether you should eat out or not.
Mosquitos will be bad this year. Check out this news update from abc27 and our own Tom Smith!
York County 4-H has a Farm Animal Learning Center at York Little Theater for their production of Charlotte's Web. Check out this video from the York Dispatch for more information!
The 4-H Community Garden made the York Dispatch! Check out the article here.
The first edition of the "York County Mosquito Buzz" newsletter, published by Tom Smith, York County's West Nile Virus Program Coordinator and head of Keep York County Beautiful.
The York Daily Record editorial, Jan. 9, 2012: "We got an interesting item last week from state Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus. He forwarded a news release from the Penn State Extension, York County West Nile Virus program regarding a community cleanup in northern York County."
Urban 4-H hosted a "Scarves 4 Kids" program at the Martin Library.
If the recent storm caused damage to your trees, the following information may helpful
Penn State Watershed Winds features a list of resources to help farmers and homeowners repair damage resulting from the recent flooding on the Susquehanna. For additional assistance with interpreting materials, contact your local Extension office.
There are some steps homeowners need to take to maintain well water safety if you experience a flooding event.
The recent earthquake in Virginia shook nature's plumbing system, but should only have minimal impacts on area well water.
Reacting to sagging populations of bees and other pollinators, members of Gov. Tom Corbett's staff recently sought and received Penn State Extension certification for the gardens at the Governor's Residence as "pollinator friendly."
The results from the York County 4-H Horse Roundup were published in the York Dispatch.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is asking residents to participate in collecting bat maternity colony data this summer.
The program will work with volunteer groups, municipalities and community partners to clean up illegal dump sites. Education programs will be offered to encourage positive behaviors toward community improvement.
Please join us in welcoming our three summer assistants. Sarah Doyle and Alicia Hoke with be working with the 4-H Department and Anna Hummel will be assisting Marcia Weber with Family and Consumer Sciences.
George Weigel of the Patriot News discusses Jacquie Doyle's talk at the Millersville Native Plant Conference. He also mentions the MAEscapes gardens at Penn State Extension, York County
From the Watershed Winds Newsletter, Tom Smith writes about the impact of litter in the landscape.
Certify your Pennsylvania garden as Pollinator Friendly!