2014 PASA Sustainability School Programs — February Update

February 10, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Film Series, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

Scudder_Stevens_-_DSCF0088-225x300Sustain the winter wonder!

PASA’s Sustainability Schools kick off 2014 with a series great work shops, films and more! Scroll down for a complete listing register today!

Thanks is due to all our partners: Chatham University’s Food, Farm, and Field Program, Country Barn Farm, Dickinson College Farm, East End Food Co-op, Eastern PA Permaculture Guild, Greener Partners, Home Grown Institute, Jennings Environmental Education Center, the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Spring Creek Homesteading, and Quiet Creek Herb Farm.

Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links above to visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!

    • April 23, 2014
      • Parenting by Connection @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • April 25, 2014
      • A Week of Vegetables -- Friday Night Out @ IMBY
        Location: In My Back Yard at Misty Hollow Farm -- 1020 East Street Road, West Chester, PA
    • April 26, 2014
      • Wildflower Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp RD, Avondale, PA).
      • Successful Organic Fruit In Your Own Backyard @IMBY Misty Hollow
        Location: IMBYat Misty Hollow Farm 1020 East Street Rd. West Chester, Pa.
      • Shiitake Workshop @ Master of Arts in Food Studies / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
      • Living History Hike @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Starting location: Chandler Mill Bridge (Kennett Square, PA).
      • SOLD OUT -- Gnocchi 101 @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • April 27, 2014
      • Swarm Prevention and Capture Techniques @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • April 30, 2014
      • Small Space Gardening @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • May 3, 2014
      • Creatures of the Farm @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, United States
      • Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • May 4, 2014
    • May 5, 2014
    • May 7, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 12, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 14, 2014
    • May 17, 2014
      • Open Hive Day @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Rd, Kennett Square, PA).
    • May 18, 2014
    • May 21, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 23, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 24, 2014
      • Cool Season Grass Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
    • May 31, 2014
      • Medinal Plant Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
      • Stalking Wild Edibles @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 1, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
      • Queen Honey Bee Rearing Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • June 8, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • June 21, 2014
      • Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 22, 2014
      • Honey Harvesting Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • July 6, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • July 20, 2014
      • Varroa Mite Treatments @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • August 3, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • August 9, 2014
      • Simple Salsa in a Jar @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
    • September 6, 2014
      • First Year Beekeeping Class @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • September 7, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • September 13, 2014
      • The Skinny on Sauerkraut @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 11, 2014
      • Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 1, 2014
      • Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 8, 2014
      • Backyard Chickens Workshop @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Partner sites:

Chatham University Food Farm Field Program

Country Barn Farm

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Pennypack Farm & Education Center

Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County

Greener Partners

Dickinson College Farm

Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild

Spring Creek Homesteading

Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living

PASA Eastern Region Event: Evolutionary Nutrition and Local Food Systems

January 30, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

Evolutionary Nutrition and Local Food Systems

What are the connections?

Sponsored by: Red Hill Farm, Aston, PA and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA)

Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:30 P.M.

Speaker: Janet Chrzan, Ph.D, PASA Eastern Region Member Services Manager Janet Chrzan is a California native who has lived in the Philadelphia area for 20 years, she has been a PASA member since 2005. She holds a Ph.D. inNutritional Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania, where her research explored connections between social activities, nutritional intakes, and mother and child health outcomes. While she continues to teach nutrition in the School of Nursing at Penn, her real passion is community-oriented food security and education.

Our Lady of Angels Convent 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA

Cost: FREE

*Parking lot: across the street from the main convent entrance – signs will be visible

 

Take Note of November!

November 6, 2013 in Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

A shot of pumpkins on the farmSustainability Schools Continue: From First Year Beekeeping and Backyard Chickens to the Love of Fungi there are great opportunities for do-it-yourself learning this month! And as the holiday season approaches, consider taking part in a sustainable alternative to “black Friday” at the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC). If you can’t make it to the Bucktoe Creek Preserve on November 29th, maybe you’ll be inspired to come up with a “green Friday” activity of your own. 

Check out these opportunities and more as PASA’s Sustainability School programs continue through 2013.

Our Sustainability School partners include: Chatham University’s Food, Farm, and Field Program, Country Barn Farm, Dickinson College Farm, East End Food Co-op, Eastern PA Permaculture Guild, Greener Partners, Home Grown Institute, Jennings Environmental Education Center, the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Spring Creek Homesteading, and Quiet Creek Herb Farm.

Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links below to visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!

    • April 23, 2014
      • Parenting by Connection @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • April 25, 2014
      • A Week of Vegetables -- Friday Night Out @ IMBY
        Location: In My Back Yard at Misty Hollow Farm -- 1020 East Street Road, West Chester, PA
    • April 26, 2014
      • Wildflower Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp RD, Avondale, PA).
      • Successful Organic Fruit In Your Own Backyard @IMBY Misty Hollow
        Location: IMBYat Misty Hollow Farm 1020 East Street Rd. West Chester, Pa.
      • Shiitake Workshop @ Master of Arts in Food Studies / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
      • Living History Hike @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Starting location: Chandler Mill Bridge (Kennett Square, PA).
      • SOLD OUT -- Gnocchi 101 @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • April 27, 2014
      • Swarm Prevention and Capture Techniques @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • April 30, 2014
      • Small Space Gardening @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • May 3, 2014
      • Creatures of the Farm @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, United States
      • Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • May 4, 2014
    • May 5, 2014
    • May 7, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 12, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 14, 2014
    • May 17, 2014
      • Open Hive Day @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Rd, Kennett Square, PA).
    • May 18, 2014
    • May 21, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 23, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 24, 2014
      • Cool Season Grass Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
    • May 31, 2014
      • Medinal Plant Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
      • Stalking Wild Edibles @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 1, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
      • Queen Honey Bee Rearing Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • June 8, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • June 21, 2014
      • Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 22, 2014
      • Honey Harvesting Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • July 6, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • July 20, 2014
      • Varroa Mite Treatments @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • August 3, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • August 9, 2014
      • Simple Salsa in a Jar @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
    • September 6, 2014
      • First Year Beekeeping Class @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • September 7, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • September 13, 2014
      • The Skinny on Sauerkraut @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 11, 2014
      • Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 1, 2014
      • Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 8, 2014
      • Backyard Chickens Workshop @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Partner sites:

Chatham University Food Farm Field Program

Country Barn Farm

Dickinson College Farm

East End Food COOP

Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild

Greener Partners

Home Grown Institute

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County

Pennypack Farm & Education Center

Spring Creek Homesteading

Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living

Sustainability Schools — October and November Update!

October 2, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools

Fall into learning!

fall foliage

Our Sustainability School Partners are offering all sorts of fun learning experiences for kids and adults this Autumn. From Origami Dragonflies with the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County to lessons on Backyard Chickens from Dickinson College Farm  and  the Country Barn Farm, there is something for everyone. Scroll down for a complete listing.

Thanks is due to all our partners: The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County, Country Barn FarmGreener PartnersDickinson College FarmQuiet Creek Herb FarmSpring Creek HomesteadingEastern PA Permaculture GuildHome Grown InstituteJennings Environmental Education Center and Pennypack Farm & Education Center.

 

Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links above to visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!

    • April 23, 2014
      • Parenting by Connection @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • April 25, 2014
      • A Week of Vegetables -- Friday Night Out @ IMBY
        Location: In My Back Yard at Misty Hollow Farm -- 1020 East Street Road, West Chester, PA
    • April 26, 2014
      • Wildflower Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp RD, Avondale, PA).
      • Successful Organic Fruit In Your Own Backyard @IMBY Misty Hollow
        Location: IMBYat Misty Hollow Farm 1020 East Street Rd. West Chester, Pa.
      • Shiitake Workshop @ Master of Arts in Food Studies / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
      • Living History Hike @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Starting location: Chandler Mill Bridge (Kennett Square, PA).
      • SOLD OUT -- Gnocchi 101 @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • April 27, 2014
      • Swarm Prevention and Capture Techniques @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • April 30, 2014
      • Small Space Gardening @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • May 3, 2014
      • Creatures of the Farm @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, United States
      • Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • May 4, 2014
    • May 5, 2014
    • May 7, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 12, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 14, 2014
    • May 17, 2014
      • Open Hive Day @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Rd, Kennett Square, PA).
    • May 18, 2014
    • May 21, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 23, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 24, 2014
      • Cool Season Grass Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
    • May 31, 2014
      • Medinal Plant Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
      • Stalking Wild Edibles @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 1, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
      • Queen Honey Bee Rearing Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • June 8, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • June 21, 2014
      • Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 22, 2014
      • Honey Harvesting Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • July 6, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • July 20, 2014
      • Varroa Mite Treatments @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • August 3, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • August 9, 2014
      • Simple Salsa in a Jar @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
    • September 6, 2014
      • First Year Beekeeping Class @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • September 7, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • September 13, 2014
      • The Skinny on Sauerkraut @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 11, 2014
      • Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 1, 2014
      • Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 8, 2014
      • Backyard Chickens Workshop @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Partner sites:

Chatham University Food Farm Field Program

Country Barn Farm

Jennings Environmental Education Center

Pennypack Farm & Education Center

Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County

Greener Partners

Dickinson College Farm

Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild

Spring Creek Homesteading

Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living

Wrap up your summer with learning!

August 13, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

Sustainability Schools continue to offer great opportunities through August and into the Fall!

Learn about “cooking the bone” with Carrie Hahn at East End Food Co-op, medicinal plants and earthen building at Quiet Creek Herb Farm, food preservation at Dickinson College Farm and so much more. Check out all the cool opportunities in our calendar.

Thanks is due to all our partners: Greener PartnersDickinson College FarmQuiet Creek Herb FarmSpring Creek HomesteadingEastern PA Permaculture GuildHome Grown InstituteJennings Environmental Education Center, Country Barn Farm, East End Food Co-op , Pennypack Farm & Education Center, Chatham University Food, Farm, and Field, and the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County

Visit our main Sustainability Schools page for more information or follow the links above o visit each partner’s page for workshops near you!

    • April 23, 2014
      • Parenting by Connection @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • April 25, 2014
      • A Week of Vegetables -- Friday Night Out @ IMBY
        Location: In My Back Yard at Misty Hollow Farm -- 1020 East Street Road, West Chester, PA
    • April 26, 2014
      • Wildflower Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp RD, Avondale, PA).
      • Successful Organic Fruit In Your Own Backyard @IMBY Misty Hollow
        Location: IMBYat Misty Hollow Farm 1020 East Street Rd. West Chester, Pa.
      • Shiitake Workshop @ Master of Arts in Food Studies / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm, 6035 Ridge Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044
      • Living History Hike @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Starting location: Chandler Mill Bridge (Kennett Square, PA).
      • SOLD OUT -- Gnocchi 101 @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • April 27, 2014
      • Swarm Prevention and Capture Techniques @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • April 30, 2014
      • Small Space Gardening @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-Op, Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • May 3, 2014
      • Creatures of the Farm @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA, United States
      • Parasite Control in Sheep and Goats @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • May 4, 2014
    • May 5, 2014
    • May 7, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 12, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 14, 2014
    • May 17, 2014
      • Open Hive Day @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: New Leaf Eco Center (776 Rosedale Rd, Kennett Square, PA).
    • May 18, 2014
    • May 21, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 23, 2014
      • Continuing... Tree Care Series @ Master of Art in Food Science / Chatham University
        Location: Chatham’s Eden hall Campus
    • May 24, 2014
      • Cool Season Grass Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311
    • May 31, 2014
      • Medinal Plant Walk @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA)
      • Stalking Wild Edibles @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 1, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
      • Queen Honey Bee Rearing Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • June 8, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • June 21, 2014
      • Ladybugs and Toads and Bees, Oh My! Cultivating Biodiversity and Crop Health @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • June 22, 2014
      • Honey Harvesting Methods @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • July 6, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • July 20, 2014
      • Varroa Mite Treatments @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • August 3, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • August 9, 2014
      • Simple Salsa in a Jar @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007.
    • September 6, 2014
      • First Year Beekeeping Class @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve 614 Dorseyville Rd, Fox Chapel, PA
    • September 7, 2014
      • Sharing Nature With Children @ the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County
        Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)
    • September 13, 2014
      • The Skinny on Sauerkraut @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 11, 2014
      • Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 1, 2014
      • Thanksgiving Centerpieces from your Garden @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • November 8, 2014
      • Backyard Chickens Workshop @ Country Barn Farm
        Location: Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

 

Welcome Country Barn Farm!

July 31, 2013 in Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

CBF_sqare_logo100PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood welcomes our latest Sustainability Schools partner, the Country Barn Farm just north of  Pittsburgh.

The Country Barn Farm is a family farm,  tended by the Zgurzynski family with a keen focus on beekeeping, organic gardening, and sustainable agriculture. Joseph Zgurzynski  is a second generation beekeeper with a lifelong interest in beekeeping and entomology.  He manages beehives on the farm to  produce raw honey that is lightly filtered and never heated, so we are able to offer the sweetest natural food in the world at peak flavor and nutritional benefit.

Joe is certified as a Master Beekeeper, with the Eastern Apicultural Society of North America and a member of Burgh Bees, Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association and the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association.  Joe offers beekeeping classes and equipment throughout the year.

 

Learn to “Harness the Sun” — Saturday, July 27th — POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

July 22, 2013 in Community Events, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

Harness the Sun!
July 27th, 2:00-4:00pm

Dickinson College Farm – 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

$6 PASA or DC Farm CSA member/$8 non-member

Register: http://harnessthesun.brownpapertickets.com/

Ever dreamed of building your own solar shower? How about a solar oven? Curious how solar panels convert the sun’s rays into electricity? This Saturday, learn homesteading skills that utilize Earth’s most abundant source of energy: the sun!

A complimentary in-depth solar tour of Dickinson College Farm will be led by Assistant Manager Matt Steiman  at the conclusion of the main workshop.

 

Welcome East End Food Co-op!

June 26, 2013 in Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

east end food co-op logoPASA’s Good Food Neighborhood welcomes our latest Sustainability Schools partner, the East End Food Co-op in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic foods grocery store.  This urban co-op has been serving the community since 1980 and is owned by approximately 10,000 members.  As they grow and strive to meet the changing needs of their members, customers, and community they remain true to their roots by continuing to uphold the cooperative values on which they were founded. Best known for their bulk foods and produce departments, they specialize in a variety of organic and local products.  Their award-winning vegetarian café serves fresh soups, hot entrees, deli salads, and sandwiches that are all made in-house daily.  Their commitment to sustainability is demonstrated by the care that their buyers take in selecting all of the products available throughout the store, including fair trade coffees, local products, and environmentally-friendly household cleaners.  They also provide for the special dietary needs of their customers by offering a wide variety of gluten-free and raw items in addition to their cutting-edge supplements.

In addition to the market and café, East End Food Co-op also encourages customers and members to take advantage of the numerous ways they can become more involved in their co-op, including: volunteering both in the store and the community, participating in classes and lectures, attending special events and board meetings, and learning more about the cooperative principles they were founded on.

East End Food Co-op will be offering Sustainability Schools focusing on nutrient rich foods and preparation techniques.

The first workshop is on making Bone Broth. The presenter is Carrie Hahn. To register for workshops, simply call 412-242-3598 to reserve your spot!

Carrie Hahn is a radical homemaker, wife and mother of two beautiful girls.  Carrie has been a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation since 2004; board member of the Mt. Lebanon School District Wellness Committee; created and managed the Mt Lebanon Uptown Farmer’s Market for four years, which earned her Mt. Lebanon’s prestigious Outstanding Citizen Award in 2008. She spent most of her life in the city until 2009 she and her family had the opportunity to move to an organic farm in western Pennsylvania to pursue her dream of being a farmer.  She is now working with members of the Amish community to develop a cooperative of organic produce and naturally raised grass based animal products for area restaurants and consumers. 

Quiet Creek’s Intensive Sustainability Seminars: Medicinal Herbs

June 13, 2013 in Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

image002Preparing your herbal medicine chest 

Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living will present a workshop on the key concepts of growing, harvesting, preserving, and making medicinal herb preparations.  The theory of using herbs medicinally will be applied in hands-on classes which will stimulate your intellect, fill your medicine chest, and empower your do-it-yourself know-how.  For seventeen years, Quiet Creek Herb Farm & School of Country Living has been offering workshops on sustainable living.

Medicinal herbs have been used in making age-old remedies for indigestion, colds, inflammation, sore muscles, and many others.  Learn to grow, harvest, and preserve medicinal herbs.  Learn to make your own soap, herbal infusions, tinctures, syrups, poultices, oils, capsules, salves, and essential oils. You will go home with new skills, knowledge, and an overflowing herbal first-aid kit.

Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living located at 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PA 15825.  The workshop is July 26th through 28th and the cost is $275 ($20 Discount for PASA members).  Participants will receive three relaxing days and two nights with practical experience and knowledge to put medicinal herbs to in full gear at their location, take home goodies, 6 whole food meals, and creative lodging.  Register by Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 by contacting Claire Orner at quietcreek@windstream.net or by phone at 814-849-9662.  Workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Schedule of events and more available at http://www.quietcreekherbfarm.org/medicinal-herbs-intensive-workshop.html

Chatham University’s Food, Farm & Field Program – Canceled

June 4, 2013 in Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

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A living, learning, and earning experience on the farm

July 28 – August 10, 2013

Register by June 14th to receive an “Early Bird” 25% discount!

A Partnership between PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood™ Program and Chatham University’s Food, Farm & Field Program (Chatham University’s Eden Hall Farm Campus, Gibsonia, PA).

Chatham University‘s Food, Farm & Field program is a dynamic and immersive two-week program (July 28 – August 10, 2013) investigating the relationship between food, farming, and the environment. Run through the School of Sustainability and the Environment, the program is held at Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus, placing students in a rural and idyllic setting that encourages a connection with nature and countless opportunities for hands-on work. Undergraduates, Graduates, and continuing learners are welcome to join the program with course credit satisfying each students current level of study.

Students will live on Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus farm for two weeks where they will experience classroom learning, group discussions, field trips, and interactive lab activities on the farm and in the kitchen. The program will be led by Chatham’s renowned faculty in sustainability, food studies, agroecology, creative writing, and film and digital media, lending unique holistic perspectives to how we interact with the facets of the food system. Guest lectures will also be provided by local farmers, chefs, and food suppliers to create a better understanding of food sourcing and use.

Credit and cost: All students will receive three academic credits at the upper division undergraduate or graduate level. The program cost is $3,000 and includes all courses materials, lodging, meals, and activities. Current and incoming Chatham undergraduate and graduate students will receive a tuition discount for the program. Please contact Kelsey Sheridan with the School of Sustainability and the Environment at 412-365-1343 or e-mail at foodfarmfield@chatham.edu.

 

Chatham’s School of Sustainability and the Environment also offers a Master of Arts in Food Studies, a Master of Sustainability and an Executive Master in Sustainability Leadership.