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Upcoming Events for Pennsylvania

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June 7 Philadelphia
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
This reading session with a local librarian is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of the arboretum. From 10:30 to 11 a.m. Included with garden admission. Call 215-247-5777 or visit

June 8 Montrose
Growing Blueberries at Home
Susquehanna County Extension Office
Get tips and pointers on how to successfully grow your own blueberries at home. 10 a.m. Cost is $5. Call 570-666-9003 or visit

June 8 Montrose
Living on the Land: A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle
Forest Lake Fire Hall
Provides an introductory overview of what you need (space, equipment, tools, and skills) to help lead a more independent life and live gently on the land. 2 p.m. Cost is $10. Call 570-666-9003 or visit

June 8 Springfield
Bluebirds and Build a Bluebird House
Smedley Park
Ken Leister shares information about bluebirds—courtship, nest building, egg laying, hatching, and feeding—then participants build their own bluebird house to take home. Bring a portable drill with a Phillips head screwdriver. Limited to 15 participants. Cost is $20. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 610-690-2655, email, or visit

June 15 Montrose
Hand-Crafted Herbal Oils and Artisanal Butters
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Learn to make oils and butters in your own kitchen using fresh or dried herbs. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7 for each sample plus a $5 material fee. Call 570-666-9003 or visit

June 18 Berwick
Pruning Conifers
McBride Memorial Library
Presented by Penn State Extension Master Gardener Joe Mullen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Email or visit

June 25 Pittsburgh
Developing and Maintaining a Pittsburgh Garden
South Park Brightstar Shelter
Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County present a talk that is based on their experiences at the South Park demonstration garden. Formerly a field of weeds, the garden now comprises over a dozen beds that reflect the mission of Penn State Master Gardeners. 6 p.m. Free of charge. Visit

June 26 Pittsburgh
Culinary Herb Gardening: Growing and Using
North Park Demonstration Garden
This hands-on demonstration provided by Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County highlights useful plants for cooking, fragrance, and more. Herbs are low maintenance, relatively disease free, and the deer don’t like them. From 6 to 7 p.m. In case of rain, the class will be held across the street from the demonstration garden in the Sesqui Shelter. Free of charge. Call Ellen at 412-482-3469.

June 29 Dallas
Back Mountain Garden Tour
Back Mountain of Luzerne County
Hosted by The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club, this tour includes six private gardens and the new Mile Seven of the Back Mountain Trail. All proceeds benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, which develops and maintains the Back Mountain Trail. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 if purchased on or before June 22 and $25 after June 22. Contact Angela Vitkoski at or 570-718-6507, or vsit


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