Top 10 elements of container gardening

by Patricia Cangelosi

On April 9th, despite snow and freezing temperatures, over 50 planting enthusiasts welcomed spring by attending Master Gardener Bonnie Olliver’s presentation on container gardening. Held at the Doylestown Library, the event highlighted the art of creating beautiful additions to your home and property.

Master Gardeners are volunteers of the Penn State Extension program that educate and engage the public in a variety of ways about gardening and horticulture. Bonnie, who’s enjoying her 26th year as a Master Gardener, told the audience, “I think this is what I want to do when I grow up.”

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Master Gardeners offer expertise and services throughout Bucks County

by Patricia Cangelosi

Do you love gardening, volunteering and helping your community? If so, the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program may be for you.

The Penn State Extension office of Bucks County, at the Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road in Doylestown, recently hosted a presentation led by Master Gardener Coordinator Kathleen Connally about becoming a Master Gardener.

“We’re a very active, social group,” Kathleen said, adding that Penn State Extension was established by the federal government in 1914 to extend research-based knowledge to the public.

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Safe Drinking Water Workshop to be Offered in Bucks County

Workshop to Provide Free Basic Water Testing of Private Wells for Registered Homeowners

Residents who rely on a private well, spring or cistern for their drinking water can register to receive free, basic water testing and education during a two-hour Safe Drinking Water Workshop on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and repeated from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension office in Bucks County at the Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA. Penn State Extension along with the Master Well Owner Network, the PA Department of Environmental Protection and the PA Groundwater Association are sponsoring the workshop.

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