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Beekeepers with frame

Researchers aim to develop best practices for organic beekeeping industry

A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support Penn State researchers in determining best management practices for organic beekeeping by comparing organic and chemical-free to conventional management systems. The funding comes from the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Schuylkill campus student Alyssa marks a square meter of their research transect using a meter long stick as she prepares to count saplings and seedlings.

Schuylkill campus trio conduct environmental research in Costa Rica

A trio of Schuylkill campus students ventured to Costa Rica with the CHANCE program -- Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences -- conducting research on hummingbirds' songs and riparian forests.
Master Gardener, Susan Hyland, talks to a student at the Schuylkill Symposium

It's all about balance at Sustainability Symposium

On March 2, members of the Penn State Schuylkill community gathered at the annual Sustainability Symposium to hear environmental experts, learn more about student green projects and visit vendor booths for environmental information.

Master Gardener Susan Hyland informs a student about issues facing our pollinators.

Schuylkill Sustainability Symposium fascinates

The Schuylkill Sustainability Symposium features student presenters; speakers from the Master Gardeners Extension interacting with students; representatives from the Department of Forestry, and special interest topics, like the Wassail.
Staff and student are presented with certificate and gift basket

Community garden at Penn State Schuylkill named 'pollinator friendly'

The community garden at Penn State Schuylkill recently received its certification from the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners as a Pollinator Friendly Garden.
Student garden workers

Student garden workers

Student PaSSS workers Mitchell Hornberger and Marissa Rios take time to plant seeds and care for the campus community garden.

Food Service employees at Masser's Potato Farm

Food service employees get behind-the-scenes tour of Sterman Masser's Potato Farm and Packing Facility

Penn State Housing and Food Services employees at Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Schuylkill recently had an opportunity to learn about family-owned businesses that produce and provide high-quality, nutritious food in a sustainable way.