Summary of Gardening News for September 2, 2021 – Agriculture and Milk

District of PA (PA)

Gardener Training. The main gardeners of Penn County, Lawrence County, will be hosting a basic training session this fall. August 26, 5-7 p.m., at Cascade Park near Gardens to discuss and answer questions.

The section covers vegetation, herb distribution, soil health and fertilizer management, fertilizer, pest control, intomology, plant diseases, houseplants, vegetables, grass care, pruning, ornamental plants, herbaceous plants, local plants, weeds and invaders.

For more information, contact the Pen State Extension Office at 724-654-8370. Visit to apply online for the class.

Edge County (PA)

Bottle testing. Dial pressure measurement test is scheduled for Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are not available by this time, you can schedule a time to drop off your pressure gauge lid to test by August 31st.

The test is free – just bring the canopy cover with a gauge or gauge. Weight gauge lids do not need to be inspected.

There will be information about Penn State protection, and the book “Easy to Keep” from the National Food Safety Center will be available for purchase for $ 20 (cash or check only). Penn State’s chief food conservation volunteer will be ready to answer questions about the summer harvest.

To make an appointment or time to drop a gauge lid, call 724-287-4761.

Franklin County

School Gardens. Seventh School Garden Conference October 22, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 4-H Center at the Ohio State University Bureau of the National and Ohio Agriculture Bureau. The theme is the sounds of the field. Classroom presentations are currently made by school gardeners, as well as gardeners.

The $ 55 fee includes a light breakfast, canned lunch and all items. The event is sponsored by 4-H staff at OSU Extension, Franklin County. Go to to register. More information is available at

Green County

City Ag. Middle State University Extension is offering a series of harvest urban agricultural products designed for novice farmers. The free series will run from September 13 to October 4, and participants will learn how to determine soil fertility, how to interpret soil test results, and how to improve their soil based on those results.

The series is designed to help participants record and record their production activities, learn how to repair high beds using simple materials to prolong their growing season, and develop simple techniques for growing a variety of garlic in Ohio. Wallace said.

Each program will be held at the Moto Library in Toledo, 1010 Dor Avenue, Monday evening, 6-7 p.m. The September 13 session will cover urban soil, land preparation and fertilizer. The September 20 session will cover basic planning and record keeping. The September 27 session will cover the extension of the season. The October 4 session will cover garlic.

To register, visit For more information, contact Michael Wallace, an agricultural and natural resource educator, at

(To add a non-profit event to our gardening list, go to at least three weeks in advance: Vegetable News, Agriculture and Dairy Products, PO Box 38, Salem, OH 44460, or email:

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