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Schedule of Events Master Gardener Panels

Master Gardener
Seminar Series

11:00am  Seed Starting – DIY – cheap

This program is for those interested in starting vegetable and flower seeds indoors and will provide creative ways to save money in the process.

Presenter: David Olson, Penn State Extension Master Gardener

1:00pm    Meet the Pollinators and Certify your Pollinator Garden

This program will identify pollinators and describe their vital role in our lives.  It will outline methods we can employ in our gardens to support their important work in our world. Come learn the basic steps to follow in making your property pollinator-friendly and receive free handouts to assist you in having your garden recognized as a Penn State Certified Pollinator-Friendly Garden.

Presenter: Fran Rosiak, Penn State Extension Master Gardener

3:00pm    Composting- It’s Recycling Naturally


Compost is a humus-like material formed from the natural process of decaying organic wastes.  Learn about the benefits of composting, the best way to speed up the decaying process, what materials to put in your compost pile and what to avoid. Learn how to enrich your soil naturally.

Presenter:  Carolyn Ruth, Penn State Extension Master Gardener

Sunday, March 27th

12:00pm  Mason Bees

Mason Bees are a very important industrious insect. Learn how to recognize, attract, house, and keep this bee healthy in your Gardens.

Presenter: Bonita Herman, Penn State Extension Master Gardener, Garden Club Federation of PA District VIII Director, and State Bee Gap chairperson

1:00pm    Tips and Tricks for Successful Seed Starting

Starting your vegetable seeds indoors? Learn what you need to do to ensure healthy plants, placement in your garden and many more tips and tricks for success in the garden.

Presenters:  Mike Bailey & Ellen DiPlacido, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners