Eco-Friendly Gardening

Recommendations for eco-friendly home gardening, including making and using compost, attracting beneficial insects, beekeeping, rain barrels, rain gardens and mulch. Tips on pet-friendly gardening and integrated pest management.

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Founding Gardeners - News News

Founding Gardeners


A review of a book that examines the impact of nature and gardens on America’s founding fathers. More
Garden Journaling, Perennials and Pollinator Gardening
Garden Journaling, Perennials and Pollinator Gardening - Workshops Workshops
This is the final free workshop that Warren county Master Gardeners are hosting. Speakers are Penn State Master Gardeners Rebecca Ryan and Kris Whitaker More
Children's Garden Workshop
Children's Garden Workshop - Workshops Workshops

Children's Garden Workshop


Warren, PA

This is the second of three free workshops that Warren county Master Gardeners are hosting. This workshop is specifically for children ages 5-10. More
Lycoming County Master Gardeners
Kids Day at the Sensory Garden - Workshops Workshops

Kids Day at the Sensory Garden


Montoursville, PA

Kid Fun and Family Friendly! More
Photo credit: Kim Frey
Evaluating the Garden - Articles Articles

Evaluating the Garden

Pamela T. Hubbard

Winter is the perfect time to reflect on the successes and disappointments of last year's garden. More
Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens for Managing Household Stormwater
Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens for Managing Household Stormwater - Webinars Webinars
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Dana Rizzo, outlines the uses of rain barrels and rain gardens in stormwater management. More
Chef Paul Kuntz and students creating a lasagna garden.
Lasagna Gardening II Plus Tours - Workshops Workshops

Lasagna Gardening II Plus Tours


Montrose, PA

Join Paul and Ben for an informal talk about Lasagna Gardening and a tour of all the other various beds in the new educational garden. More
Making and Using Compost
Making and Using Compost - News News

Making and Using Compost


It is fall. As you clean up your garden and prepare it for winter, use those leaves and dead plants to start your compost pile. The timing is perfect. More
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed
Purple Loosestrife – A Noxious Weed - Articles Articles
Recently, some folks pulled into the local nursery, asking about the pretty pink flowering plants that were blooming along the fields and roadsides. More
Photo courtesy Penn State Live
Earth-Friendly Gardening - News News

Earth-Friendly Gardening


Using compost, applying fewer chemicals, conserving water, and removing invasive plant species add to the earth rather than taking away from it. More
Wild bees like this bumble bee are essential to Pennsylvania agriculture.
Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania

Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., David Mortensen, Ph.D.

Wild bees, which include native and naturalized bees, pollinate a variety of crops. In areas of Pennsylvania, wild bees already provide the majority of pollination for some summer vegetable crops. More
Planting Stormwater Control Systems Planting Stormwater Control Systems - Webinars
Presented by Connie Schmotzer, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension More
Curbside infiltration planter in State College, PA
Artful Rainwater Design - Webinars Webinars
Presented by Stuart Echols, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, & Eliza Pennypacker, Department Head & Professor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State More
Water Saving Tips
Water Saving Tips - Articles Articles

Water Saving Tips

Norma Jeanne Young

Water-efficient gardening includes seven basic principles that are easy to employ while they increase the value of your home, plus save you time, water and money. More
Beautiful garden landscapes, like the one in this illustration, can be obtained through smart and heathy management plans
Creating Healthy Landscapes - Articles Articles

Creating Healthy Landscapes

Emelie Swackhamer, Larry Kuhns

This article outlines steps to help homeowners take better care of landscape plants and provides an introduction to basic integrated pest management concepts. More
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