“Old And New: Three Threats”

Penn State Extension is having an educational session on three invasive insects that have a detrimental effect on our environment – the: hemlock woolly adelgid; emerald ash borer; and spotted lanternfly.

The workshop, presented by Vincent Cotrone, Penn State Extension’s Urban Forester, will be held on Monday, October 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lackawanna College’s Environmental Educational Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township.  The latest information, management tools, and how you can help to curb this issue will be addressed.

The seminar is free, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, please call 570-963-6842, or email:



Fall open house at Plow & Hearth

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having a Fall open house at Plow & Hearth, 2111 Shoppes at Montage, Moosic, on Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer seasonal home horticulture questions, giving the best research-based information on timely topics, such as:  fall lawn care, composting, growing garlic, tree care, and the newest invasive insect – the spotted lanternfly.

In addition, there will be fun activities, plenty of free publications, and, while supplies last, a Penn State tote bag.

For more information, please call 570-963-6842 or email:


Two Penn State Extension Lackawanna County 4-H Clubs Forming

Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth administer local 4-H programs through non-formal education and outreach.

The Community Clovers 4-H Club meets at the Carbondale Community Library on the last Thursday of the month at 6 pm.  This year’s projects will focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).  Youth, ages 5 to 18, are welcome to join.

Creative Arts 4-H Club meets on the second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm. This club will focus on drawing, beginning sewing, and crafts.  Youth, ages 5 to 18, can join in on the fun.

For more information on the clubs in Lackawanna County, contact Sandi Graham at the Penn State Extension Lackawanna County Office at 570-963-6842 or email