Penn State Master Gardeners to host Home Gardening School Feb. 27

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Centre County Master Gardeners will host a Home Gardening School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Forest Resources Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

The Home Gardening School will feature a full day of presentations for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Keynote speaker Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State, will present “Landscaping for Birds: Creating a Backyard Oasis.” 

The full-day program includes two tracks, taught by Master Gardeners and expert guests. In the first track, “Edible Landscaping,” participants can choose classes on the following topics: Vegetables 101, Season Extension, Incredible Edibles: Backyard Fruit, and Growing Heirloom Veggies.
The second track, “Neighborly Natural Landscaping,” will feature: Going Lawn-less, The Layered Landscape, Certifying Your Wildlife-Friendly Yard, and Composting.

A registration fee of $65 is due by Feb. 19. A boxed lunch, seed exchange, door prizes and a question-and-answer session with Master Gardeners are included. For a complete schedule and to register, visit or call 814-355-4897.
The mission of the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program is to support Penn State Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.

Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. For additional information or to request special accommodations, contact Molly Sturniolo at (814) 355-4897.

Last Updated February 08, 2016