Penn State Extension of Delaware County

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Location: Smedley Park
20 Paper Mill Road
Springfield, PA 19064
Phone:  610-690-2655
Fax: 610-690-2676
Office Email:
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.

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:

Stephanie Shirk
Client Relationship Manager

Greg Gnatt
Business Operations Manager

Brittney Marshall
Nutrition Education Adviser

Elaine Faso
Office Manager

Hazel Delikatny
Staff Assistant

Holly Thorpe
Master Gardener Coordinator

Jennifer Onopa, MS, RDN LDN

Joan McMenamin
Nutrition Education Adviser, Food, Families and Health

Judy MacRone
Extension Educator, Part-Time

Lauren Kauffman
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development

Meagan Hopkins-Doerr
Master Watershed Steward Coordinator

Nicole Brickhouse
Nutrition Education Adviser

Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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