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H&G News- Vegetable Gardening in the Fall

Chester County Daily Local

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County will hold a workshop titled “Vegetable Gardening — Focus on Fall.” The workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the East Goshen Township Building, 1580 Paoli Pike, West Chester.

The workshop is intended for residents interested in growing vegetables, fruits or herbs, and will address end-of-season issues such as protecting crops, extending the harvest and cover crops. Master Gardeners will provide easy step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of the vegetable garden.

The cost is $10 and space is limited. Register by calling 610-696-3500 or send an e-mail to nds13@psu.edu.

Master Gardener Programs are affiliated with land-grant universities such as Penn State and managed through the Cooperative Extension service. Master Gardeners are volunteers who educate the public about gardening and horticultural issues.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Chester County work year-round on a variety of projects, including demonstration gardens, horticultural therapy programs, community gardens outreach, and a Speakers Bureau that offers talks on a wide range of horticultural subjects.

For more information, go to http://extension.psu.edu/chester/programs/master-gardener.

Share your harvest

Share the Harvest 2011 encourages home gardeners to grow extra vegetables or collect any surplus vegetables from their harvest and donate to Philabundance to fight hunger in the Delaware Valley. Through Sept. 24, Philabundance will accept produce donations on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at 11 locations throughout the Delaware Valley.

Produce may be dropped off at Gardner’s Landscape Nursery, 535 W. Uwchlan Ave., Uwchlan.

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