all are welcome to these events
Wednesday March 26
All are welcome to a lecture on "Birds in Your Backyard" On Wednesday March 26 at 12:30 at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, corner of Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Yardley. Connie Fairchild, avid birder and member of the Lower Makefield Township Audubon Birdtown Committee, will entertain us and help us identify the birds in our backyard by their songs, their feathers, and the nests they build, With her suggestions for food and recipes for homemade suet, she offers many tips for attracting our feather friends. See exchange - please bring your seeds to share
Tuesday Mar 11 2:30 Langhorne Gardens Arts & Crafts. Meet up at the Langhorne Gardens Rehabilitation & Nursing Home, 350 Manor Avenue ,Langhorne, PA 19047. The garden Club members volunteer there the second Tuesday of each month to help the residents with a gardening project. Please come and help out .
Save the date for these fun events
March 17 Earlky spring cleanup at the Yardely Publick Burying Grounds 9 AM to noon
April 11 we will hold an antique appraisal . Any interesting items except stamps, books are welcome
April 23 Introduction ot Orchids and repotting - 12:30 at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall
May 10 Plant and Bake Sale , Masonic hall
May 28 " A living wreath" 12:30 at the Masonic Hall.
June 11 Core Creek Park Pavilion # 9 Covered Dish Luncheon
June 18 a tour is scheduled of the Paxson Hill Farms in New Hope.
TBA in June - a tour of the Lavender garden near Peace Valley Nature Center
The Jane Parr Memorial Scholarship information for 2014 can be found on our website or by contacting us at MWGC@ymail.com
Here's the COMFORTFOOD recipies from Kim Quat at the January Gala
Comfortfood Kim Quay see Comfortfoods Valentines flyer attached to this email
October 18, 2013 By webmaster
submitted by Kimberly Quay, chef/owner at Comfortfood
1# organic red winter wheatberries
1 large red onion, diced
3 large carrots, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
2 tb. olive oil
1 c dried cranberries
4 oz. organic goat cheese
Mustard Herb Vinaigrette:
½ c red wine vinegar
3 tb. honey
3 tb. grain mustard
2 tb. chopped rosemary
1¼ c blended oil
Place all ingredients except oil in food processor or blender. Blend until smooth, then slowly add in oil to emulsify.
Boil wheatberries in a large amount of water for to soften the kernels. Drain and chill. Meanwhile, saute the onion, carrot and celery in with the olive oil in a sauté pan. When soft, remove from heat and mix with cooked wheatberries. Add dried cranberries and dressing. Place in serving dish and crumble goat cheese on top.
Kim Quay chef/owner
215 847 5707
Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
2 T butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
1 large butternut squash, pleeled and chopped
4 cups vegetable stock
4 large apples, peeled
salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste
· Sweat onions in butter over medium heat until they are soft, but not browned
· Add garlic, sweat for 1 minute
· Add butternut squash and cook for a few minutes
· Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil
· Reduce heat; simmer gently until the butternut squash is fork tender
· Add chopped apples, cook until apples are starting to break up
· Blend together with hand blender until the soup is a smooth consistency
· Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper
· Add a dash of Tabasco or other hot sauce for a little zip
Don’t waste your time or money guessing about soil amendments. Find out how much lime and/or fertilizer your soil actually needs (or does not need) by getting a Soil Test Kit at the Extension office. It will be the best $9 you have ever spent on your garden! Pick one up during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Ag Services Building, Suite 102, 702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA. http://www.aasl.psu.edu/ssft.htm
Be sure to shop early for best seed selection. Select disease resistant varieties for success. Penn State suggests Pennsylvania Vegetable Variety Recommendations for the Home Gardener http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uj250.pdf
Do you have questions about gardening projects? Use Penn State’s 64-page publication for home gardeners, Vegetable Gardening, ARGS-115. It is available as FREE .pdf download from: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/agrs115.pdf
You can help pollinators by creating your own Certified Pollinator Friendly Garden recognized by Penn State Extension. Your property may already qualify! For details about the process, please visit http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/public-outreach/cert .
Please burn only local firewood. The Emerald Ash Borer beetles are spreading across Pennsylvania. These destructive pests are in Columbia, Luzerne, Northumberland, Montour, & Wyoming Counties. For information:
Interested in Beekeeping? Investigate Penn State’s nationally recognized Beekeeping 101 course -- http://beekeeping101.psu.edu/
Are you growing fruit trees or berry bushes? Penn State has an excellent resource called Fruit Production for the Home Gardener: Read the chapters on this website: http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fphg .
Penn State offers many FREE eBooks and Online Guides for homeowners. Visit these websites for more information and a list of publications.
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Penn State Extension
Bloomsburg Field Office
Ag Services Building
702 Sawmill Road, Suite 102
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 784-6660 ext. 18