Penn State Extension of Delaware County


Delaware County 4-H


Website: http://extension.psu.edu/delaware

District Director: Nancy B. Stevens nbs1@psu.edu

Location: Smedley Park
20 Paper Mill Road
Springfield, PA 19064
 Phone:  610-690-2655
 Fax: 610-690-2676
Office Email:  DelawareExt@psu.edu
Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Penn State Extension offers practical “how-to” education and problem-solving assistance based on university research. Extension educators strive to help people make informed decisions to better their lives, businesses, and communities.

Programs
4-H is an organization for young people who want to learn and have fun. Through a variety of 4-H clubs and project experiences, boys and girls "learn by doing,” make new friends and participate in activities on the local, county, state and national levels. Anyone 8-18 years old as of January 1 of the current year may join 4-H.
Nutrition Educators and Advisors with Penn State’s Nutrition Links Program (SNAP-Ed and EFNEP) provide hands-on education for limited resource families, seniors and youth on how to eat and prepare healthy meals and stretch the food dollar. Dining with Diabetes and StrongWomen programs take nutrition and strength training to community sites. Certification in ServSafe is also provided through this office to food establishment employees.

The Penn State Master Gardening Program is an organization of passionate volunteers who received horticultural training from Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences and give back volunteer hours.  They educate, inspire, and encourage the home gardener through a variety of classes, workshops, projects, and activities.  Volunteers also staff the “Hortline” which is a free service to assist county residents with household, garden and lawn issues.

West Nile Virus Mosquito Surveillance and Control is a Penn State Extension program contracted through the county through the Office of Intercommunity Health and funded through a DEP grant. Mosquitos are trapped and tested for the presence of the virus. In recent years Delaware County has had one of the highest levels of viral activity in the state. When WNV is found in the county, control measures are implemented to reduce health risks to county residents.

Full-time staff
Fran Alloway – Nutrition/Food Safety
ffa2@psu.edu
Helaine Brown – 4-H Youth Development
hxb1@psu.edu
Linda Barry – Master Gardener/Horticulture
lrb16@psu.eddu
Elizabeth Ann Eichler – West Nile Virus Program Coordinator
eae13@psu.edu