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Penn State Master Gardeners to host Home Gardening School on March 18

UNIVERSITY PARK,  Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Centre County Master Gardeners will host a Home Gardening School from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 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 Shari Edelson, director of horticulture and curator at The Arboretum at Penn State, will present “Design Principles for Beautiful, Productive, and Sustainable Gardens.”

The full-day program includes two tracks, taught by Master Gardeners and expert guests. In the first tack, “Best Practices,” participants can choose classes on the following topics: How to Identify and Remove Invasive Plants; Cheapskate Gardening Tips; Integrated Pest Management for Veggies; and Pruning Woody Ornamentals.

The second track, titled “Personalizing Your Garden Design,” includes the following classes: Landscape for Four-Season Interest; Gardening for Vegetables and Herbs in Small Spaces; Native Plants: Right Plant, Right Place; and Designing a Shade Garden for Your Mature Landscape. 

A registration fee of $65 is due by March 10, and a boxed lunch and door prizes 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 University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. For additional information or to request special accommodations, contact Lara Nagle at or 814-355-4897.

The Home Gardening School, set for March 18 at the Forest Resources Building at University Park, will feature presentations for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated February 28, 2017