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NEWS
March 1, 2007
Following is the seminar schedule for the HCC Alumni Association's 13th Annual Flower & Garden Show at the college's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. The event is Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Demonstrations will be held both days. Saturday's seminars include: · 9:30 a.m. - "Seasonal Topics in Tree and Shrub Care," by Dan Yates, Bartlett Tree Experts · 10:30 a.m. - "Installing a Back Yard Golf Green," by Austin Gisriel, Castles in the Air Custom Gardens · 11:30 a.m. - "Container Gardening for Everyone" by Elsie Rodriguez, Lovell's Nursery · 12:30 p.m. - "Gardening with Native Plants in the New National Garden," by Christine Flannagan, U.S. Botanic Garden · 1:30 p.m. - "Zeroscaping Low Maintenance, Drought Resistant Landscaping," by Annette Ipsen, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, Washington County · 2:30 p.m. - "Arranging Fresh Flowers," by Troy Gifft, T.G. Designs · 3:30 p.m. - "Sharpening Your Garden Tools," by Tom Law, retired carpenter Sunday's seminars include: · 11:30 a.m. - "The Lemon Herbs," by Madeline Wajda, Willow Pond Farm · 12:30 p.m. - "Habitat Landscaping," by Linda Seacrist, Franklin County, Pa., certified master gardener · 1:30 p.m. - "Using Gifts of the Garden for Your Health and Well Being," by Lynn Little, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension,...
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NEWS
April 9, 2013
Native Plants Program On Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m, the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is sponsoring a “Native Plants” program at Spring Haven Nurseries in Newburg, Pa.  Spring Haven Nurseries specializes in native woodland plants and shade perennials grown either in propagation beds or in the gardens there. Annette McCoy, Penn State Extension consumer horticulture educator, will lead a tour and present information about “Spring Ephemerals” and other early spring blooming plants.
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By TAMELA BAKER | September 28, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Autumn always has been an optimal time for a sightseeing trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. But this Saturday, hikers can enjoy guided treks to the park's natural areas and improve the environment at the same time. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., hikers will be offered work gloves and trash bags to take along so they can collect trash. It's part of a nationwide effort to clean up public areas for National Public Lands Day. Volunteers will be involved in projects at 1,300 locations in all 50 states, according to Program Assistant Ryan Rakauskas of the National Environmental Education Foundation, which organizes National Public Lands Day. The event began in 1994 with about 700 volunteers; this year, organizers expect about 110,000 participants.
NEWS
July 31, 2000
W.Va. center receives grant for learning site By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The federal Environmental Protection Agency this week awarded the National Conservation Training Center money to establish an outdoor learning center. Last March, the training center opened its own day-care center for children of the estimated 200 people who work there, according to Mark Madison, the center's historian. The day-care center offers all the regular amenities, but because of the wildlife experts who work there, the kids get a little extra, Madison said.
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For METRO SOURCE | November 27, 2009
In a good or bad economy, one can't go wrong choosing environmentally responsible options when building a home. Sustainable, good quality upgrades make the house less costly to operate and these components will ensure and accelerate its value over time. A 'green' home contains energy-efficient heating, cooling, lighting, water systems, and the building process should begin with concrete, not wood. Here's a handy checklist to use when talking to your builder: Location: Build near public transportation, with options to walk or cycle.
NEWS
April 6, 2010
Thursday - "Growing Early Vegetables," Ag Heritage Center, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 1-717-263-9226, ext. 234. Thursday - Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association is sponsoring "Native Plants" tour, Spring Haven Nurseries, 1362 Mountain Road, Newburg, Pa., 6:30 p.m. Call 717-776-3565 for more information. Saturday - "Small Fruit in the Back Yard. " Meet at Master Gardener Club House at the Barn, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 1-717-263-9226, ext. 234. April 15 - "Pollinators in My Garden," Ag Heritage Center, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 1-717-263-9226, ext. 234. April 22 - "Can I Garden with Good Bugs," Ag Heritage Center, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 1-717-263-9226, ext. 234. April 26 - Victory Garden, meet at the Master Gardener Club House in front of the barn, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 1-717-263-9226, ext. 234. May 6 - Washington County Farm Service Agency County Committee regular monthly meeting in the USDA Service Center Conference Room, 1260 Maryland Ave., Suite 107, Hagerstown, 9:30 a.m. The regular session of the meeting is open to the public and is handicap accessible.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | June 6, 2011
Greetings, neighbors. Sure hope all is well with you. Remember that the little ones are out of school for the summer. Watch for bikes, scooters and skateboards. Gardeners invited to library workshop Gardeners, experienced and novice, are invited to Boonsboro Library Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a program titled “Native Plants: Lovely and Easy Care.” The class is presented by Washington County Master Gardeners and will include information about plants that are native to Maryland and easy to care for in yards and gardens.
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By BOB KESSLER | April 26, 2008
On Thursday, May 8, Eric Burkhart, plant science program director at Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, is the featured speaker at the Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association meeting. Burkhart will talk about how to establish, manage and steward goldenseal and several popular edible or medicinal mushrooms on private forestlands. The meeting is open to the public. Attendees do not have to be members of CWOA and there is no cost to attend. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the new location of the Cumberland County Extension Office at 310 Allen Road in Carlisle.
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