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BLOCK PARTY – Family Event at The Greenhouse Project in Nay Aug Park

FREE EVENT for the whole family.  RAIN or SHINE  May 17th 11AM- 3PM.
Gardening Info by Penn State Master Gardeners, Games, Guided Nature Hike by Jane Frye, Arts & Crafts. Organic Gardening information, Annual and Perennial Plant available for purchase including organic veggie and herb starts for your garden.

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Located behind Geisinger CMC on 200 Arthur Avenue. 

Parking near museum, walk south and west till you find the FUN.

Bring your blankets and chairs for a day of old fashioned fun.

 

We are please to announce a new partnership with The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County and to offer a series of workshops for the home gardener, designed for all levels, from beginner to expert. Here are the topics that begin soon:

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Starting Seeds and Growing Vegetables, Thursday April 24, 2014 at 6 pm
Learn how to save money and get a head start on the season by growing your own plants from seeds. You will learn how to reuse containers for germination, the best kind soil to use, light requirements, and more. You will learn all the best tips for growing the best vegetables in your garden this summer.

Container Gardening, Saturday May 3, 2014 at 11 am
If you have limited space or time, container gardening is a great alternative for those who do not want a big garden. You learn the best plants and handy tips for successful small space gardening

Composting, Thursday May 8, 2014 at 6 pm
Composting is nature’s original recycling program. Instead of throwing away yard waste, make it work for you. Learn how easy it is to pile up your grass clippings, leaves, and old plants and make a useful garden amendment.

Growing Herbs, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 11 am
Herbs are an easy way to enhance your gardening experience and the dinner table too. Nothing tastes better than fresh herbs in your favorite recipes.

The 2014 spring workshops are a joint venture between The Greenhouse Project and the Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County. They will be held at the McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park at 200 Arthur Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. The sessions are free but, reservations are required.

During the month of May, The Penn State Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and give you the latest research – based information on home horticultural topics. We will have soil test kits available for purchase and plenty of free publications to take home. Our hours at the greenhouse will be Thursdays, from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturdays, 11 am to 1 pm. Stop by and see us.

To register or for more information, contact us at 570-963-6842 or email LackawannaMG@psu.edu.

 

Spring and Easter Flowers Available!

Beautiful Tulips, Hyacinths, Easter Lilies, Mums, Daffodils now available at the greenhouse.
Supports our programs by supporting locally grown flowers. $8-

HOURS OPEN to the PUBLIC
April & May:
Wednesday, Thursday 4-7 PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM -2 PM

Hours will change seasonally.

These children learn, through touch, taste, song and dance, about the connection of food we eat to the farmers that grow it. They later made artistic gardens of their own.

Invited by The Everhart Museum, The Greenhouse Project enjoyed meeting and teaching  children and adults this week.  Special thanks to TreeAnne and Brenda, our multi-talented children’s program coordinators.
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Happy Hour to Benefit The Greenhouse Project

Happy Hour to Benefit The Greenhouse Project.
Please support Leadership Lackawanna by attending this Event that is being hosted on our behalf. Event date is Friday, February 28th 5-7 PM.

Please attend this fun event to meet other generous people interested in Growing a Healthy Community through Education & Healthy Food.

Young Cooks Academy

Young Cooks Academy

Young Cooks Academy had its last class of the series – Apple and Pumpkin Pies! Instructor Kim Minora worked with volunteer Ali Hamilton and Marywood Nutrition students all teaching kids about food and kitchen safety, salads, soups, pies and pizza from scratch and healthy.

The children learned about label reading, healthy choices, fresh versus canned and had a good meal with leftovers to bring home. Thanks goes to the United Way and Myrtle St. UMC.

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Over 45 children and 30 adults attended our 4th annual Harvest Day in the Hill where they learned about garden to table cooking, painted pumpkins, built scarecrows and brought home treats all for free. Thanks to YOUR support and donations we all make our neighborhoods happier and healthier.

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