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Good Food Neighbors are Blogging: Visiting Green Meadow Farm

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Sustainability Schools / October-November

PASA's Sustainability School Partners: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, East End Food Co-op, Dickinson College

 

National Day of Giving: Support PASA’s work for sustainable farms and local food – today!

May 6, 2014 in Community Events, Community Support for PASA, Uncategorized

  Let’s not just stand here!

A more sustainable food future is waiting on the other side.

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Help PASA, get us there!

Donate today!

PASA invites the Good Food Neighborhood to show their support for sustainable agriculture and local food systems in this National Day of Giving.

TODAY is a very special opportunity for you to support PASA’s work for sustainable farms and local food. PASA is participating in two regional online giving events – happening NOW!

 

Pittsburgh Gives supports nonprofits operating in Allegheny, Butler and Westmoreland counties. A percentage of matching funds from The Pittsburgh Foundation will augment your donations.
Today through noon on Wednesday, May 7Centre Givesbenefits nonprofits operative in Centre County. The Centre Foundation is adding $100,000 to be shared among participating nonprofits.

MAY IS HERE! — Check out the timely offerings from our Sustainability School Partners

May 1, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

mother's day baskets Glade runMay is here with a great selection of programs from our Sustainability School Partners!

Shop for plants, gear up for  backyard chickens learn about beekeeping or engage your children in learning about nature. There are wonderful opportunities for learning across Pennsylvania.

Scroll down for a complete listing of upcoming events and register today!

The Good Food Neighborhood welcomes our newest Sustainability School Partners:

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Email Jean Najjar jean@pasafarming.org  to learn how you can become a Sustainability School Partner

Thanks is due to all our partners:

 Chatham University’s Master of Arts in Food Study,

 Country Barn Farm,

 Dickinson College Farm,

East End Food Co-op,

Eastern PA Permaculture Guild,

Fair Food(New in 2014)

Glade Run Adventures, (New in 2014)

IMBY at Misty Hollow Farm,  (NEW in 2014)

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!

    • October 22, 2014
      • DIY Backyard Composting @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 25, 2014
      • One Pot Wonders for Busy People @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Allison Hall Community Room Carlisle, PA
    • 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
    • February 7, 2015
    • March 14, 2015
    • May 2, 2015

 

2014 Philly Farm & Food Fest – Get your tickets!

April 1, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Uncategorized

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Philly Farm & Food Fest 
is a joint project of Fair Food & PASA,
presented by Whole Foods Market.

 Tickets On Sale NOW!

Browse the Fest Program Book & Vendor Map

Stop by PASA’s booth at the Fest  for a free chance to win a basket of delicious local foods and products donated by our members at the Fest.

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PASA is proud to promote our members at the 2014 Philly Farm & Food Fest:

Animal Welfare Approved

BioOrganics LLC 

Birchrun Hills Farm

Christina Maser Co.

Down Dog Healing Cafe

Fair Food Philly

Frecon Farms

GMO Free PA

Greensgrow Farms

Happy Cat Farm

Jamison Farm

Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation

Organic Mechanics Soil Company

Oylers Organic Farms

PA Chapter of the Sierra Club

Peace Tree Farm

PennEnvironment

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Philly CowShare

Quarry Hill Farm

Reading Terminal Market

Small Valley Milling

Spotted Hill Farm

Upper Merion Farmers Market

Tait Farm Foods Inc

Victory Brewing Company

Village Eatinghouse

Whole Foods Market

Wholesome Dairy Farms

Wild for Salmon

Yellow Springs Farm LLC

 

Spring is almost here — Don’t miss these great March workshops!

March 10, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Uncategorized

 

Seedling_Cyanotype_1-150x150START GROWING WITH PASA’s SUSTAINABILITY  SCHOOL PARTNERS!

PASA’s Sustainability Schools continue through the spring with a great line up up of workshops on American Beef, Bread Making, Charcuterie, Star Gazing and Backyard Mushrooms! Scroll down for a complete listing and register today!

Thanks is due to all our partners: Fair FoodIMBY at Misty HollowChatham University’s Food, Farm, and Field ProgramCountry Barn FarmDickinson College FarmEast End Food Co-op, Eastern PA Permaculture GuildGreener PartnersJennings Environmental Education Center, the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester CountyPennypack Farm & Education CenterSpring 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!

    • October 22, 2014
      • DIY Backyard Composting @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 25, 2014
      • One Pot Wonders for Busy People @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Allison Hall Community Room Carlisle, PA
    • 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
    • February 7, 2015
    • March 14, 2015
    • May 2, 2015

Partner sites:

Fair Food

IMBY at Misty Hollow

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

2014 PASA Sustainability School Programs — February Update

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

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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!

    • October 22, 2014
      • DIY Backyard Composting @ East End Food Co-op
        Location: East End Food Co-op, 7516 Meade St, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 25, 2014
      • One Pot Wonders for Busy People @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Allison Hall Community Room Carlisle, PA
    • 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
    • February 7, 2015
    • March 14, 2015
    • May 2, 2015

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

 

PASA Announces PASAbilities Award Winners

January 21, 2014 in Community Events, Community Support for PASA, Uncategorized

PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference

Sustainable Ag Leadership Award 

Sustainable Ag Business Leadership Award

Celebrating those who are moving us toward
a more sustainable food future!
PASA is proud to honor Victory Brewing Company and the Seeley Family of Milky Way Farms as the recipients of our 2014 Sustainable Ag Leadership Awards. These long-time PASA members have shown innovation and leadership within the agriculture community, and we are excited to showcase these experts during our upcoming Farming for the Future Conference!
Award recipients will be speaking as part of the PASAbilities Plenary, sponsored by Kimberton Whole Foods, and scheduled for 10:15 am on Saturday, February 8th. Full program details and conference registration are available here.
Winner of the 2014 Sustainable Ag Leadership Award
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Pictured left to right: Kim, Ann and Jessica Seeley of Milky Way Farms in Bradford County; along with Brian Snyder, PASA.                                           
 
 
 
Winner of the 2014 Sustainable Business Leadership Award
unnamed-1Ron Barchet & Bill Covaleski founders and owners of  Victory Brewing Company based in Chester County.
 
 
 
 
 
Farming for the Future Conference registration continues through Tuesday, January 28.

 

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PASA thanks our Permanent Business Partner, Kimberton Whole Foods for their sponsorship of the PASAbilities Award Series. Their dedication to sustainability and community involvement has had a tremendous impact on the foodshed.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court – Landmark Decision Concerning Protections for Organic Farms

January 13, 2014 in Take Action, Uncategorized

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From PASA’s friends at Wood Prairie Farm in Maine — news concerning a disappointing pronouncement by the US Supreme Court in the  landmark federal lawsuit, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto.

Read the full article at their website: woodprairiefarm.com

 

 

Reignite your passion for living sustainably in 2014!

December 17, 2013 in Community Events, Uncategorized

Attend PASA’s 23rd Annual Farming for the Future Conference – February 5-8, 2014

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is hosting its 23rd  annual Farming for the Future Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA. This is PASA’s signature event and widely regarded as the best of its kind in the East. The Farming for the Future Conference brings together an audience of over 2,000 farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually.

Featured Speakers:

daphne_speaker1Daphne Miller, MD
Opening Keynoter, Friday Morning

In her latest book, Farmacology: What Innovative Family Farming Can Teach Us About Health and Healing, Miller discovers how learning from sustainable farmers can make her a better doctor. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

miguel_speakerMiguel A. Altieri
PASAbilities Main Speaker, Saturday Morning

He is the author of more than 200 publications, and numerous books including Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture and BiodiversityPest Management in Agroecosystems and Agroecology and the Search for a Truly Sustainable Agriculture. Read more…

PASA Wants to Hear From You!

December 4, 2013 in Community Events, Community Resources, Community Support for PASA, Take Action, Uncategorized

Dear Good Food Neighbors,

PASA wants to hear from you!

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is working to evaluate their communication strategies – their websites, newsletters, blogs, emails and social media – to understand how they can serve their members better, involve all Good Food Neighbors and involve new people in our community. As part of this process, they are gathering in-depth input from members and non-members alike to get an accurate picture of their current efforts – what works, what doesn’t and what is missing.

PASA would like to invite you (and a friend!) to join us for a focus group discussion!

Please click here to to learn more, select a focus group to attend & RSVP.

Each focus group will last between 90 minutes to a maximum of 2 hours. The discussion will be held in a small group, no more than 8 people, to encourage a lively and productive conversation. The entire process will be extremely informal, think of it as a talk with friends!

All focus group participants will be entered to win a PASA Gift Basket loaded with PASA-themed gear & some local food treats. Refreshments and a light snack will also be offered during the focus group.

Thanks for your interest & participation!

Michele
Michele Spencer

Membership Director