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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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Second Saturday: Sugar Scrub Workshop
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Second Saturday: Sugar Scrub Workshop

08/08/2020

乐动体育注册Springfield, PA

$15.00
Create a scented sugar scrub to soothe your hands after a long day of gardening. More
Go Native!
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Go Native!

01/29/2020

Leesport, PA

$10.00
Want to learn more about native plants of Pennsylvania? Join the Master Gardeners of Berks County for this and more! More
Photo credit: Penn State Master Gardener Program
Lawn Alternatives - Articles Articles

Lawn Alternatives

Maureen Karl

Your lawn—should you tend it or trade it? This article suggests various plants that might take the place of lawn along with their characteristics and benefits. More
Vegetable and Raised Bed Gardening
Vegetable and Raised Bed Gardening - Workshops Workshops
Learn simple ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while growing delicious vegetables. More
“Rainy Street” by Chrismetcalftv on Flickr.com - CC BY 2.0
Managing Stormwater at Home - Workshops Workshops
Heavy rains and melting snow can damage your property and the local environment if not managed properly. This workshop will provide you with an introduction to stormwater and ways to reduce its impact at your home. More
Photo credit: Kim Frey
Why Use Native Plants? - Articles Articles

Why Use Native Plants?

乐动体育注册 Pamela Hubbard

This article explains what native plants are, their benefits, and where to acquire them. It also includes tips on how to use native plants in the home garden. More
Consumer Reports Workshop — A Sustainable Diet
Consumer Reports Workshop — A Sustainable Diet - Workshops Workshops
Consumer Reports Workshop — A Sustainable Diet is part of the Delaware County Master Gardeners' Second Saturdays events and will help you navigate the grocery store. More
Lycoming County MG
Rain Barrels - Workshops Workshops
Water management with a rain barrel! Learn how to construct one! More
Vegetable crops at Heritage Farm
Growers' Series: Fertility Strategies for Vegetable Growing - Workshops Workshops
Learn strategies for different vegetable crops and techniques for producing your own natural, low-cost fertilizers More
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost
Growers' Series: Making and Using Compost - Workshops Workshops
Learn to transform recycled material from the land into super food for your farm or garden! More
Plants left standing provide homes for pollinators and add winter interest to your garden. Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Fall Garden Care for Pollinators - Articles Articles
This article discusses the beneficial pollinators that overwinter in the garden and best practices for providing habitat for them. More
New York ironweed. Photo credit: Mary Alice Koeneke
Native Perennials for Fall - Articles Articles

Native Perennials for Fall

Mary Alice Koeneke

Pollinators need pollen and nectar all season long. This article discusses beautiful plants that offer support to pollinators well into fall. More
Vegetables and annuals coexist in a Master Gardener "Idea Garden" Lancaster, PA. Photo credit: Mark Krotulski
The Foodscape Revolution - News News

The Foodscape Revolution

07/11/2018

Review of a book by Brie Arthur--The Foodscape Revolution: Finding a Better Way to Make Space for Food and Beauty in Your Garden. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators

05/21/2018

Research conducted by Penn State Master Gardeners reveals the best plants to attract and support pollinators. Find out more through this article and accompanying pollinator fact sheets. More
Rain barrel workshops are often held for home gardeners in Pennsylvania. Photo credit: Erin Frederick
Rain Barrels in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Rain barrels are effective tools for managing storm water. This article recommends rain barrel size, care, and how the water should be used in your garden. More
Mulching Landscape Trees
Mulching Landscape Trees - Articles Articles

Mulching Landscape Trees

David R. Jackson

Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to enhance landscape beauty, improve soil conditions, protect plants from foot traffic and lawn equipment, and suppress weeds. More
Butterfly Container Workshop
Butterfly Container Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Make and take home your own butterfly container at this hands-on workshop. More
Photo credit: Pamela Hall
'Planting in a Post-Wild World' Book Review - News News
'Planting in a Post-Wild World' is a book that will cause you to reexamine your garden and look at it as an opportunity to build a plant community. More
Bartram's Garden, Wikimedia CC0 1.0
Founding Gardeners - News News

Founding Gardeners

02/08/2018

A review of a book that examines the impact of nature and gardens on America’s founding fathers. 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
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Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Dana Rizzo, outlines the uses of rain barrels and rain gardens in stormwater management. More
Making and Using Compost
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Making and Using Compost

10/18/2017

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
Photo courtesy Penn State Live
Earth-Friendly Gardening - News News

Earth-Friendly Gardening

09/18/2017

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
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