Artisan Marketplace, Green Building Tour & Plant Sale

Sat. April 9Underground Artisans Marketplace – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Schlow Library (State College) –  The Underground Artisans Marketplace, the first “alternative” arts and craft show to surface in State College, is a unique arts and craft venue for local artisans to showcase their creative endeavors to the community. UAM was initiated to reconnect the mindful buyer with the modern handmaker and to bring awareness to the ideas of “buying local” and “going green.” Artisans from the Centre Region will be selling handmade clothing, jewelry, and stylish home decor; original artwork, pottery, upcycled and repurposed vintage clothing and wares, graphic design, vinyl records, woodworking, DIY and more! Contact: Kristen at “thepastandpending7 @ gmail.com”

Sat., April 16Nature Inn Green Building Tour & Discussion, Bald Eagle State Park (SR 50 in Howard)  11:00 am – 12:00 noon.   Join the Innkeeper for a tour of the Nature Inn including a detailed explanation of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the major green building systems.  Learn about geothermanl heating and cooling, solar hot water heat generation, rainwater harvesting, native habitat restoration and the use of rain gardens during this behind the scense visit. Meet at the Nature Inn Lobby. Contact: Bald Eagle State Park Office: (814) 625-2775

Sat., May 21 – Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Fair – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County are holding their Plant Sale & Garden Fair on May 21st at the Ag Progress Days Grounds (Pennsylvania Furnace) 9 miles SW of State College on Rt. 45. The Plant Sale will feature thousands of potted plants, including perennials, annuals, herbs, houseplants, vegetables, and noteworthy, pollinator and native plants. The Garden Fair aspect is new this year and will include commercial vendors, exhibits and demonstrations, children’s events (miniature golf and a honey bee colony), gardening talks, a book signing by a local author, and a composting workshop. The Pasto Agricultural Museum will be open for free tours during the Sale/Fair. Light snacks will be available for purchase and parking/admission is free. Location: Russell E. Larson Ag. Research Ctr., Ag Progress Days Grounds,  2710 West Pine Grove Road, Pa Furnace, PA, 16865

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