Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Berks County and across the state have been lending their time, expertise and, often, a sympathetic ear to homeowners dealing with spotted lanternfly infestations. Image: Michael Houtz/Penn State
Master Gardeners Lend Expertise and Support to Spotted Lanternfly Fight
For Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Berks County, this year has been unlike any other as calls to the garden hotline stream in, and the person on the line is seeking information from the trained horticulture volunteers on the spotted lanternfly.
New Master Gardener Manual now available!
Penn State Extension has published the newly updated Master Gardener Manual, an expansive guide containing a comprehensive inventory of gardening and landscape-management topics for home gardeners, students and professionals.

Master Gardener Program News

Penn State Master Gardeners Work with Crawford County Prison
Oct 18, 2016
The minimum-security prison in Crawford County houses about 1,200 women. Nearly 140 inmates in the honors unit participate in the garden program.
Enjoying the harvest!
Lehigh/Northampton Counties win Community Service Award
Jul 1, 2016
The Barn's Community Garden sponsored by Master Gardeners in Lehigh and Northampton Counties wins first place Search for Excellence Award in the Community Service category.
Franklin County Master Gardener Book Club
Dec 8, 2015
Suggested readings by Jerry Lewis, Franklin County Master Gardener

Upcoming Events

Master Gardener Basic Training: Columbia, Montour, Northumberland Counties
When: Mar 11, 2019
Where: Ag Services Bldg., Penn State Extension in Northumberland County, 443 Plum Creek Road, Sunbury, PA 17801
2019 International Master Gardener Conference
When: June 17-21, 2019
Where: Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406
Master Gardening Basic Training: Berks County
When: Aug 14, 2019
Where: 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533
Master Gardener Basic Training: Schuylkill County
When: Aug 14, 2019
Where: 1202 Ag Center Dr, Pottsville, PA 17901
Master Gardener Basic Training: Chester County
When: Aug 15, 2019
Where: 601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19380
Master Gardener Basic Training: Delaware County
When: Aug 15, 2019
Where: 601 Westtown Rd., West Chester, 19380
Master Gardener Basic Training: Montgomery County
When: Aug 15, 2019
Where: 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA 19426
Master Gardener Basic Training: Susquehanna County
When: Sep 12, 2019
Where: Montrose, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Huntingdon County
When: Oct 1, 2019
Where: 10722 Fairgrounds Rd #6, Huntingdon, PA 16652