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TC Conner, the Write Gardener
TC Conner to speak on “Tomato Gardening”
4/18/2013 —

Update:  Penn State Shenango's Earth Fest 2013 was a huge success and lots of fun! Check out this year's pictures on the Penn State Shenango Facebook page and/or the Penn State Shenango Earth Fest page.

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds Earth Fest 2013 from noon until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab, an artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Ice Cream, green information from local organizations and businesses, a recycling event, eco-friendly cars from Montrose Auto Group and Mel Grata Scion, and more.  Food will be available to purchase.

Educational presentations will include “Farm-to-Table Programs” by Elliott Lengel from 1 to 1:45 p.m., “Butterfly Gardening” by Master Gardener Donnajean Anyeart from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., and “Tomato Gardening” by TC Conner, The Write Gardener from 3:30  to 4:30 p.m.

There will be live music all afternoon beginning with a drum circle (bring your own drum) from noon to 12:45 p.m., acoustic rock by Mandolin Whiskey from 1 to 2 p.m., environmental songs and puppetry by Chris Rowlands from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., and finishing with the jazz quartet Hot Club Allegheny, featuring local musician Max Schang from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Activities for children and family members of all ages include Raku pottery glazing by Penn State Ceramics instructor Christian Kuharik, an amphibian and reptile program by Pymatuning State Park, environmentally-themed crafts and activities by Hermitage School Green Team, face painting by First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, and Storytelling (“The Lorax”) by the Penn State Shenango Drama Club.

New this year is the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab which will be stationed in the faculty/staff parking lot outside of the Science Building on Penn Avenue, along with the eco-friendly cars from Mel Grata Scion and Montrose Auto Group. 

Other activities available to do throughout the day include an eco-friendly local artist’s market, information tables from environmentally-conscious local businesses and organizations, and a recycling drive for computer equipment and cell phones (10 years old or less).

And while you are here, don’t forget to stop down in the Great Hall to purchase some famous Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream!

Earth Fest 2013 is being co-sponsored by WKBN and Fox Television, as well as Mel Grata Scion and Montrose Auto Group. We hope you will join us in celebrating Earth Day at Penn State Shenango. For a complete schedule of events, or for more information on Earth Fest 2013, contact the Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836 or visit www.facebook.com/pennstateshenangoearthfest.

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