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Penn State Extension to present 'Spring is in The Air' program

Published April 07. 2010 05:00PM

Penn State Cooperative Extension in Carbon County will present "Spring is in The Air," a program designed to help educate residents about gardens, cooking, and various other topics, on April 22.

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association building, 902 Mill Rd., Lehighton. The building and room are handicapped accessible.

The day will start off with a presentation by Rose Marie Ebert, Penn State University Master Gardener, who will talk about the "Healing Garden," and how plants and herbs can be used to sooth and heal basic ailments.

Kathy DiGuiseppe, program supervisor at Penn State Nutrition Links, Montgomery County, will then discuss "Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!" This discussion will talk about how to adjust baking recipes to meet your health needs.

Ed Knittle, Master Gardener, will then take center stage to present "Spring Gardens," and talk about how to prepare a garden.

A lunch will then be served.

Following lunch, two more speakers, Denise Sebelin from Deezines Floral Shop in Jim Thorpe will demonstrate how you can use flowers to decorate your home; and Henry Desrosiers, the director of Carbon County Veterans Affairs, will talk about the meaning behind patriotic traditions.

To request a registration form, call the Carbon County Cooperative Extension office at (570) 325-2788. Checks should be made payable to Carbon County Ext. Special Fund. Send registrations to Carbon County Coop. Extension, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Reservations must be made through the mail by April 14.

Mindy Graver, the Family Living Educator at Penn State Cooperative Extension in Carbon County, will facilitate the event and welcomes the public.

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