Monday, August 18, 2014

September 7 - 13 , 2014

9/7/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/9/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/9/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 648 Park St, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-253-5970, ext. 1614.

9/9/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CARBON-MASTER-GARDENERS-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU

9/9/14 Getting the Most from Your Grant-writing Efforts, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Carbon County Emergency Management Center, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA 18240. The grant-writing and fund-raising environment is increasingly competitive. Organization and preparation matter. Obtaining grants is a process. This workshop will break that process down into workable strategies to ensure a more successful outcome.  There is no fee to attend this event thanks to our sponsor, Carbon County Interagency Council, but pre-registration is required by September 8. To register visit http://extension.psu.edu/grant-writing 

9/9/14 Gardening Roundtable Workshop, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office in Wayne County, 648 Park St., Park Street Complex, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Fee: $5; children under 18 are free.  Come to share your gardening successes and the challenges you’ve had growing vegetables, shrubs and flowers this season, with a panel of experts. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/wayne/events.  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required, by calling the Penn State Extension office, Wayne County, 570-253-5970 ext. 4110 or emailing WayneExt@psu.edu

9/10/14 Master Gardener Workshop: Gardening for Winter Interest, 1:00 PM, Luzerne County West Side Annex, 2009 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Fee: $5. The presenter is Barry Getz. Call the Luzerne County Extension Office to register at 570-825-1701 or 1-888-825-1701.

9/10/14 Nature Crafting 4-H Club meeting, 5:30 PM, Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubhouse, 2nd floor Art room, Lords Valley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

9/13/14 4-H Rough Riders Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

9/13/14 Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 1:00 PM, VanWyk Stables, 2008 Route 590, Hawley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

9/13/14 - Diagnosing and Managing Diseases of Herbaceous Perennials Workshop, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Fee: $5. Pre-registration is required up to the day of the event; limited to 20 registrants. Dealing with plant disease is part of the challenge of gardening. Learn to recognize the major diseases that infect plants in your flower garden, and how to manage them effectively. We will offer both chemical and alternative management methods. After a short presentation on plant disease, we will have a plant clinic where we look at samples and diagnose their disease. If you are interested in bringing a sample from your own garden, when you register please ask Diane Sniscak to email you a pdf file that will tell you how to collect and preserve your plant material. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/carbon/events or contact Diane Sniscak at the Penn State Extension Office, 570-325-2788, CarbonExt@psu.edu

Monday, August 11, 2014

August 31 - September 6 , 2014



8/31/14 Masthope Mountain 4-H Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Masthope Mountain new activities building (Ski Rental shop), Lackawaxen PA 18435. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

8/31/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/2/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

9/2/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 648 Park St, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-253-5970, ext. 1614.

9/2/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CARBON-MASTER-GARDENERS-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU

9/2/14 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA 18322. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 2 – November 20 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $70. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430, or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu



9/2/14 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Pocono Woodland Lakes Clubhouse, 141 Marigold Lane, Milford PA 18337. The classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 2 – November 20 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $80. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-296-3400, by fax at 570-296-3406, or send an e-mail message to PikeExt@psu.edu 

9/3/14 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 500 Church Rd., Palmerton PA 18071. The classes meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 3 – November 26 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $70. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430, or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu
 
9/3/14 First session of a StrongWomen/Growing Stronger program, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. The classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from September 3 – November 24 and consist of a nutrition lesson and 8-12 strength training exercises that help improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Fee: $70. Pre-registration, including payment and completed paperwork, is required. To register or for more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/health/strongwomen/events or contact Penn State Extension at 570-421-6430, or send an e-mail message to MonroeExt@psu.edu

9/4/14 Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Pre-registration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories, and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification

9/4/14 - Got a gardening question?  A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-421-6430 or email monroemg@psu.edu

9/4/14 Easements Made Easy – Applying Conservation Easements on the Landscapes and Greenways of Pennsylvania’s Communities webinar, 12:00 -1:30 PM. Fee: $20/person for non-credit registration; $30/person for CM credit registration. Register online by September 4 at http://www.cvent.com/events/easements-made-easy-applying-conservation-easements-on-the-landscapes-and-greenways-of-pennsylvania-/event-summary-ae040517e3a946b78abab8d4cfe3db09.aspx. Upon registration, access is provided to the webinar recording. Access link is provided in the registration confirmation email. This webinar is sponsored by The American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter .

Conservation easements are increasingly being used for a private land trust or government to limit certain uses of land for the purpose of achieving a particular conservation objective while keeping the land in the landowner’s control. An introduction to conservation easements, including public access easements, will be discussed as well as how Chester County is utilizing conservation easements to preserve agricultural lands, open space and natural areas, stream bank corridors and nationally significant historic landscapes.

The speakers for this webinar are: John Turack, Penn State Extension Educator – Westmoreland County; Andrew Loza, Executive Director, PA Land Trust Association; and Ronald Bailey, Executive Director, Chester County Planning Commission.
 
9/4/14 4-H Knitting Kids Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. Meetings will be cancelled and not rescheduled if inclement weather or schools close. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

August 24 - 30 , 2014



8/24/14 Masthope Mountain 4-H Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Masthope Mountain new activities building (Ski Rental shop), Lackawaxen PA 18435. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

8/24/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Milford Farmers Market, River Rock Courtyard, 210 Second St (at E Ann St), Milford, PA 18337, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (rain or shine), to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, a Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, on Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

8/26/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford, PA 18337, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-296-3400 to leave a message or email pikepamg@gmail.com that Master Gardeners will check on Tuesdays.

8/26/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 648 Park St, Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-253-5970, ext. 1614.

8/26/14 - Do you have a garden or lawn question you can't find answers to or a bug you can't identify? A Penn State Master Gardener will be at the Penn State Extension office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to assist you with your questions, and best of all it’s free! If you are unable to stop by during this time, you may call 570-325-2788 to leave a message or email CARBON-MASTER-GARDENERS-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU

8/26/14 Masthope Mountain 4-H Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Masthope Mountain new activities building (Ski Rental shop), Lackawaxen PA 18435. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

8/27/14 Water Resources webinar, 12:00 -1:00 PM. The topic is: Stormwater/Green Infrastructure. The presenter is Melissa Hess, Senior Project Manager, URS Corporation, Germantown, MD. To watch the webinar visit https://meeting.psu.edu/water1

8/27/14 Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 -1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is How Can You Make Your Comprehensive Plan Better Support Economic Development? The presenter is Todd Poole of Principal 4ward Planning Inc.

Municipal and county land use regulations, plans and policies must accommodate the various needs of people, households and business. However, many comprehensive planning efforts, while well intentioned, often provide cursory treatment to the interests of current and prospective business investment – development, expansion, and supportive workforce housing policies. This webinar will provide a general understanding of macro level socio-economic and related business and industry trends likely to influence economic development plans and associated land use policies over the next twenty years.

This is part of a series of 5 webinars for Summer/Fall 2014. They are designed to help planners, elected officials and citizens better engage in land use decision-making processes.

Fee for the series: $30/person for non-credit registration; $60/person for CM credit registration. Register online by November 19 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.

8/27/14 Nature Crafting 4-H Club meeting, 5:30 PM, Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubhouse, 2nd floor Art room, Lords Valley PA 18428. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

8/30/14 - Master Gardener Workshop: Go Native!, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Pike County Public Library, 119

East Harford Street, Milford PA 18337. Pike County Master Gardener Sheila Salmon will teach low-cost, low-stress, highly-effective ways to create a pollinator haven in your existing yard, planter, or window box. Pollinators are in decline, and backyard gardeners can make a difference by adding native flowers, shrubs or trees.  Find out about easy-to-care-for flowers, trees and shrubs that thrive in Pennsylvania. This workshop is free but pre-registration is required by August 27.  To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events