Monroe Winter Farmers Market: From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through March at The Renegade Winery, 600 Main St., Stroudsburg. Enjoy a variety of vendors offering quality produce, fresh baked goods, artisan breads, cheeses, chocolates, honey, soaps, natural berbal remedies, teas and more. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sugar Shack Scramble: Join Pocono Environmental Education Center at 9 or 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. Hike through the woods to the "Two Saps" Sugar Shack and enjoy hot cocoa and pancakes with fresh maple syrup. Sign up for a 9 or 9:30 a.m. start time. Cost: $15 per person. Information: email@example.com or 570-828-2319.
Forest Bathing: Saturday at The Lodge at Woodloch, 109 River Birch Lane, Hawley. The event will also be held April 4 and 7; May 2 and 7; and June 6. The term forest bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a philosophy that believes that spending time in the deep woods has profound healing power. Over time, forest bathing can produce quantifiable changes in the body and mind. Learn the philosophy and practical tips on how to carry on with the practice at home. Times vary by date. Some dates include a full-moon session with a moonlit walk. Cost: $30 for a two-hour session and includes custom reusable water bottle. For information and times, call 800-966-3562.
Garden Workshops: Join certified Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Monroe County as they share information on preparing for a new outdoor or indoor gardening season. All workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, 724 Phillips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg. Cost: $5 per workshop. Pre-registration is requested to guarantee your seat and printed information. Walk-ins will be welcome, but cash and check only are accepted at the door.
— March 11, Winter Sowing with Carolyn Jones. Learn a method of starting hardy seedlings outside during the winter using gallon milk jugs. Step-by-step demonstration will be included. Preregister at extension.psu.edu/winter-sowing.
— April 8 , Seed Starting presentation with Mindy Ando, master gardener, will include a list of essential supplies, simple techniques that lead to successful seed germination, and how and when to transplant seedlings to the outdoor garden. Preregister at extension.psu.edu/seed-starting-1.
— May 13, Edible Landscapes with Diane Diffenderfer, master gardener coordinator of Wayne County. Join the conversation about how to integrate berries, annual and perennial vegetables, small nuts and more into your garden. Included will be information on plant selection, planting techniques and maintenance. Bring your questions and ideas. Preregister at extension.psu.edu/edible-landscaping.
Call the Extension Office for information at 570-421-6430.