Franklin County ag briefs

September 01, 2009

Gypsy moth spraying

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The deadline for applications for gypsy moth spraying in Franklin County next spring has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Residents of Franklin County who experienced defoliation in 2009, and want to be considered for spraying next year, should contact the Extension Office at 717-263-9226, or e-mail

Fall garden tour

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County will hold a Fall Garden Tour Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Greencastle-Antrim area from noon to 5 p.m.

The Master Gardeners have selected 11 places you can visit at your leisure. The tour sites include heritage gardens, a large vegetable garden, woodland retreats, an elegant estate and outdoor living areas.


The sites start in the Marion, Pa., area (follow U.S. 11 to Greencastle) and end in Upton, Pa.

Tickets are on sale at the Penn State Extension office as well as many locations around the area, including East Meets West and Lulu's Bread Box in Shippensburg, Pa., Snavely's Garden Center and Plasterer's Florist in Chambersburg, Green Arbor and Paul's Market in the Waynesboro, Pa., area, Snavely's in Hagerstown and Phillips Seeds and Pure and Simple Cafe in the Greencastle area. For more information, call 717-263-9226.

Volunteers needed at riding center

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to help with riders, especially through the day. If you can give a few hours per week during the day or early evening, the center wants to hear from you. For more information, call 717-263-9226 or go to

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