Penn State Extension is pleased to continue to provide quality education via a wide variety of webinars and recordings.If you have difficulty registering online for any of these live webinars, please contact Penn State Extension’s customer service team at 877-345-0691. Most of these webinars will be recorded and available for viewing at a later time, as well. Continue to search our website: extension.psu.edu for the latest offerings.
September – 4-H Fall Mum Fundraiser – Support local 4-H clubs and programs through your Fall Mum order. Franklin County 4-H is accepting orders for mums available for pickup on Thursday, September 28th between 3pm – 6pm. All mums must be picked up at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. The price is $8.50/ mum – or – $8.00/mum when buying 3 or more. For more information and to order online visit: https://shorturl.at/cqsy8 or contact Quinn Martin, 4-H Educator at 717-263-9226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 6:00PM – In Person Workshop – Victory Garden: Closing Your Garden for the Winter – During the fifth and final Victory Garden Workshop, you will learn all about getting your home garden ready for the winter months, including preparing your beds, using compost, planting cover crops, and how to clean and store your tools. The workshop will feature short talks by Master Gardeners, followed by a Q&A session and a guided tour around the victory garden. The workshop will take part in the demonstration gardens, located across the street from the Extension Office located at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. PA. For further details and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/victory-garden-all-about-closing-your-garden-for-the-winter, or call toll free 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 19-20, 2023 – Starting and Improving Farm Conference – Are you a potential or existing farmer who is interested in learning about starting your own farm? Do you want to start a farm, diversify your existing farm, or begin an agritourism business? If so, this two-day conference will provide opportunities to explore new business and production practices to help you achieve your goals. The goal of the conference is to help you build and expand your network and help you identify new ideas and opportunities. Join us for two days filled with presentations, tours, exhibits, workshops, and networking opportunities with like-minded professionals! Banquet and lunch meals are included. Register by the deadline of September 10 for further details and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/farmconference, or call toll free 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.
Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9:00AM – In Person Workshop – Dig, Divide and Multiply – Maximize the benefits of dividing the perennials in your garden by learning about and observing the proper techniques for dividing and replanting various root systems. Additionally, you will gain valuable insights on how to prepare your perennial beds for winter by following some helpful tips. The workshop will take part in the demonstration gardens, located across the street from the Extension Office located at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. PA. For further details and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/dig-divide-and-multiply-2 or call toll free 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.
Saturday, October 7, 2023, 1:00PM – In Person Workshop – Basic Tree Identification – Join Penn State Master Gardeners to learn the basics of identifying native tree species using tree identification keys and plant samples. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice, you will learn about leaf arrangement, leaf shapes, and how to follow the identification key step by step. The class will also discuss the importance of Riparian buffers and proper tree-planting methods. The workshop is being held outdoors at beautiful Waltonian Meadows, located along the Conococheague Creek, on Cornertown Road in Chambersburg. The $15.00 registration fee includes take home handouts on tree identification; class size is limited, so please register by the deadline of September 30. For complete details, including directions to Waltonian Meadows, and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/basic-tree-identification, or call toll free 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10AM – Succulent and Pumpkin Workshop – Join the Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County for an informative workshop on succulents and pumpkins. Participants will learn about various types of succulents, including how to select, care for, and propagate them. The workshop will also feature a hands-on component, during which attendees will have the opportunity to affix a variety of succulents to a pumpkin. The workshop will be held indoors at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. For further details and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/succulents-and-pumpkins-workshop, or call toll free 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.450 Sherwood Drive
Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8:00AM – 2:00PM – Save The Date – Ag Safety Event – Learn to safely respond to 911 calls on farms and protect yourself and those you want to help.
Mark your calendar for an ag safety event to help you prepare for responding to 911 calls on farms. Be aware of potential farm hazards from machinery, chemicals and animals that can endanger you and the person you are trying to help. More details to come!