Lackawanna County Cooperative Extension Association Tour & Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Lackawanna County Cooperative Extension will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, 10 Enterprise Drive, Carbondale.

After the annual business meeting, tours of the collaborative business incubator environment will be given.  There will also be an opportunity to meet with the entrepreneurs working in the incubator.

The cost of the event is $10 per person, which includes appetizers.  Registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, October 21.

For questions or to register, contact the Penn State Extension office in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842 or email

The Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lackawanna County is an educational network that gives local residents easy access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State University. Through educational programs, publications, and events, cooperative extension educators deliver unbiased, research-based information to Lackawanna County citizens.


Lasagna Gardening/Sheet Composting Workshop

Lasagna, it’s not just for dinner anymore!

How would you like some in your garden?  Learn about a new trend in gardening, where you can put in place a nice landscape where you want it to be. This can be done without using any chemicals and

re-using items you would ordinarily throw away.

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a hands-on workshop to teach you how to make new garden beds or enhance established ones with a technique called lasagna gardening or sheet composting. You don’t have to dig or use any toxic sprays.

The Lasagna Workshop will be held Saturday, October 10, at 11 AM at Fellows Park, 447 South Main Avenue, (between Luzerne & Hampton Streets), in Scranton.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please register by contacting the PSU Extension Office at 570-963-642 or by emailing


2015 Fall Plow & Hearth

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County once again invite you to an Open House hosted by:

Plow & Hearth

Shoppes at Montage
2111 Shoppes Boulevard
Moosic, PA

Saturday, September 12, from Noon to 3 PM 

With Fall on the way, there will be lots of tasks to do around your yard and home landscape. Come and learn how to manage them.

The Open House will offer: plenty of free publications; the opportunity to talk with the Master Gardeners; and expert advice on:

  • Tree Care. Information for keeping your trees healthy.
  • Bed time! Tips on how to put your garden beds to bed.
  • Backyard birds. Learn to identify and care for your feathered friends in the Winter.
  • Care for your houseplants.

There will also be a Master Gardener Prize Wheel.  Answer some fun questions and take home a prize.

Learn all about composting from our guest – Barbara Giovagnoli from the Lackawanna County Office of Environmental Sustainability.

For further information, call the Extension Office at 570-963-6842 or email