Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County Plant Sale

Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County Plant Sale

Saturday May 21st, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
****New Location This Year:
HSB Lawn Human Services Building
425 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Bring your Plant Sale own wagon!
Reasonable prices, most plants $1 to $7.
Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards (MC, Visa) accepted.
Proceeds support Master Gardener educational outreach activities in Franklin County
Tomatoes * Peppers * Cucumbers * Melons * More Vegetables
Heirloom & Hard-to-find Varieties
Annual Flowers * Herbs * Pollinator Favorites
Trees & Shrubs * Groundcovers
Sun Perennials * Shade Perennials * Plug Perennials for Masses & Drifts
Educational Information & Gardening Advice from Master Gardeners
Summer Explore, Here Comes The Sun – The Institute

Summer Explore, Here Comes The Sun – The Institute

Wednesdays June 23rd – Wednesday July 28th * 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Institute is offering a series of six new outdoor adventure programs in June & July.
Designed for kids in grades K to 5, the EXPLORE! at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
All program activities are outside. Each week will feature a different theme.
Taught by Institute educators, every program includes educational activities related to the season and theme.
The theme for July 28 is “Here Comes the Sun.”
Kids explore trees and flowers, and hunt for seeds as they hike along Fox Crossing Trail with their instructor.
Participants learn about our great star—the sun—and listen to a story about the sun.
In addition, they will also create a make-and-take craft—nature sun catchers—to take home with them.
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member. Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for these summer adventures! Email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Astronomy: Why is it 2021? The Sun, the Moon, and the Calendars we Keep

Astronomy: Why is it 2021? The Sun, the Moon, and the Calendars we Keep

Thursday January 28th, 2021 * 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Institute via Zoom
Dr. Lawrence Marschall, Professor of Physics Emeritus, Gettysburg College, discusses the astronomical aspects of the calendar. 
WHY IS IT 2021? The Sun, the Moon, and the Calendars we Keep
Though we seldom think about it, the calendar is based on astronomical observations—although how to define the year is decided by human convention.
In this presentation, Dr. Marschall will look at the basic cycles of the the sun and the moon that have been used to devise calendars, especially the Gregorian calendar we use in everyday life, everywhere on Earth.
Discussion includes questions like, “Why we have leap years every four years?” and “Why will the year 2100 not be a leap year?”
The program is free and offered via Zoom. 
A professor of astronomy and physics for many years, Marschall was a visiting research scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and at Yale University Observatory. He wrote The Supernova Story, published by Princeton University Press. Marschall has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D in astronomy and astrophysics from University of Chicago.
To register for this free program, send an email to info@NatureAndCultureInstitute.org. You will receive the Zoom meeting link once it has been created.