Penn State Extension Plans Master Gardener Public Classes

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Mark your calendars! The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Bradford and Sullivan Counties will begin their free Public Class series on Tuesday, May 15, 6:15 pm at the Penn State Extension Office, 200 Main St., Suite 3 in Towanda. The topic for May will be “Gardening in Containers” and will feature local garden writer Duane Campbell.  Mr. Campbell is a syndicated garden columnist featured in the Daily Review, and a knowledgeable container gardener.  Both flowers and vegetables can be grown in containers, so if you’re looking to expand your use of containers this year don’t miss this presentation!

There is no charge for the class; however, space is limited, so please register in advance by emailing the Master Gardeners at or calling the Extension Office at 570-265-2896.

The Master Gardener Public Classes run monthly May through September.  All classes except for the May class listed above will be held at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden on 4th St. in Towanda, across from the YMCA pool.  Please bring your lawn chair to the outdoor classes.

Upcoming topics include Growing Rhubarb (Tuesday, June 19, 6:15 pm), Winter Berries and Shrubs (Tuesday, July 17, 6:15 pm), Taste of the Garden (Tuesday, August 21, 6:15 pm), and Monarch Butterfly Migration (Tuesday, September 18, 6:15 pm). All classes are free of charge; registration is not required for the June-September classes. In case of inclement weather, classes will be held at the Penn State Extension Office, 200 Main St., Suite 3 in Towanda.

Keep up with all the local Master Gardener activities and events by following our Facebook page, Penn State Master Gardeners of Bradford & Sullivan Counties.

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Extension Office at 570-265-2896 in advance of your participation or visit.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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