Monday, August 25, 2014

September 14 - 20 , 2014



9/14/14 - 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.


9/15/14 Application deadline for the weekly Master Gardener Basic Training course starting October 2, 2014 and ending March 5, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. For more information on program requirements, and expectations, visit http://extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener/join. For cost and to request an application, Monroe County residents should contact the Monroe County Extension Office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-421-6430 or email MonroeExt@psu.edu; Pike County residents should contact the Pike County Extension Office, 514 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337, 570-296-3400 or email PikeExt@psu.edu

9/15/14 Discounted registration deadline for the Let's Move! Pennsylvania Conference on October 8,
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd., State College, PA 16803. Fees: Adults - $149; Discounted Price - $99, if registered by September 15, 2014; Students - $100; Discounted Price - $50, if registered by September 15, 2014. At the Let’s Move! Pennsylvania conference, participants will find tools and information needed to promote healthy food, beverage, and physical activity environments in homes, schools, and communities for children.

Conference goals include:
  • Present the latest research findings from Penn State University that impact this issue
  • Showcase best practices from Pennsylvania communities
  • Encourage partnerships that enable individuals and communities to utilize best practices to contribute to policy change that makes an impact on this issue
Target audience includes school and education personnel, early childhood professionals, community leaders and policy makers, urban and rural community planners, public health professionals, and volunteers and professionals working with families.Energize your efforts to prevent childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles for children at a conference featuring recent research, best practices and effective policies that can support initiatives in Pennsylvania’s
  •  Cities, Towns & Counties
  • Schools 
  •  Child Care
Watch for more information at: http://extension.psu.edu/lets-move

9/15/14 - 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

9/16/14 - 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.

9/16/14 - 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.

9/16/14 - 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

9/17/14 Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 -1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is How Can Planners Work to Enhance Community Food Systems? The presenters are Linda Berlin, University of Vermont Extension and Neal Fogle, Penn State Extension.

Efforts to address community problems (e.g. health issues, environmental issues, or social concerns) result in varying degrees of success. What works in one community can fail miserably in another. The Community Readiness Model (CRM) provides an innovative approach to assessing a community’s awareness of a problem and its preparedness to change. This webinar will describe how the CRM works, and provide an example of using it to address food access for communities in the Northeastern U.S.

This is the third in 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.

9/18/14 4-H Knitting Kids Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 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

9/18/14 PMPEI Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review, September 18, 25 & October 2, 6:00 – 9:30 PM, Moscow Borough Hall, 123 Van Brunt St, Moscow, PA 18444. Fee: $50. This 3-session course addresses the principle of subdivision and land development regulation ordinance requirements, focusing on key provisions of the PA Municipalities Planning Code, subdivision and land development review procedures and design and technical standards of subdivision development. Participants get hands-on experience reviewing plans and designing alternative solutions. Registration, including payment, is required by September 12. For more information visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events. To request a registration form, contact Peter Wulfhorst at the Pike County Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337, 570-296-3400 or by e-mail at PikeExt@psu.edu

9/19/14 - 4-H Palette of Fun Art Club meeting, 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4.

9/19/14Furry Frenzie Animal Lover's 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 8 - 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

9/20/14 Masthope Mountain 4-H Club meeting, September 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Masthope Mountain Community, 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

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.