22 Apr

10 Ways Gardeners Can Make a Difference

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lysock View Complex

Climate change. Vanishing species. Polluted water. The list of environmental problems today seems endless. But there is hope, gardeners! And some of it rests with you!

Over the last few decades, suburban development has replaced agriculture and open space as the largest class of land use in places such as the Delaware Valley. This means that the welfare of the environment is largely in the hands of you, the homeowner. This class will address eco-friendly gardening from two perspectives: 1) what some of the serious environmental issues are today and how we gardeners can help mitigate the damage; and 2) what common gardening practices cause the most harm to the environment and how we can change them. The class will cover in detail 10 gardening practices that you can implement to make a difference in protecting the environment and many other “bonus” tips based on the instructors’ experiences as an environmental professionals and Master Gardeners.

This program will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 to 11:30 AM in the Chapel Room at the  Lysock Complex at 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville, PA.

While free, PRE-REGISTRATION is requested due to limited seating.  Pre-registration must be completed by 4:30 PM, Thursday, April 20th.  To register, call the Cooperative Extension Office at 570-433-3040 or go online to http://extension.psu.edu/lycoming/events and click on this event.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jean Hammond at (570) 433-3040 prior to your participation or visit.

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