Sustainability Schools: Spring Creek Homesteading: Reskilling Workshops

A Partnership between PASA’s Good Food Neighborhood Program and the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund (State College, PA).

Below is direct feed from the Spring Creek Homesteading Blog found at There you can find much helpful information, as well as updates on their “Reskilling Workshops” which are part of our Sustainability Schools project…

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    • Cooking with Root Vegetables Workshop October 29, 2014
      You’ve got sweet potatoes and rutabagas and a lot of other root vegetables that will keep all winter long…  now, what do you do with them?!? Instructor Laura Zaino will teach a workshop titled Cooking with Root Vegetables on Sunday, November 9th from 1 – 3 pm.  She will do some cooking demonstrations, share some […]
    • Farmer’s market vendor needs your help… October 26, 2014
      From Jackie Patterson and the State College Crop Mobs Team… We have a cool opportunity to help a farmer out on Friday! Deb Fisher, owner of Deb’s Flower Farm, is a vendor at the Friday Farmers Market Downtown. She is looking for volunteers to manage her booth at the market for the next couple weeks. […]
    • Visioning meetings for the Sustainabl​e Student-Ce​ntered Farm October 26, 2014
      WHAT:  Penn State Student Farm/Sustainable Food Systems Curriculum Visioning Mtg WHEN: Oct. 28 and 29 from 6 – 8 pm WHERE:  3rd Floor Stuckeman Family Building During the meeting,  small-group discussions about strategic features and programming of the farm and curriculum will be held. This session will build on prior meetings, and will begin with […]
    • Permaculture Workshop October 26, 2014
    • Apple Pie Baking Contest?!? Where’s my apron? October 15, 2014
      Way Fruit Farm will once again host the Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest on October 25th, 2014.  The event is sponsored by First National Bank.   Prizes and bragging rights for the top three pies. 1st place:                $50 gift certificate to WFF & gift basket 2nd & 3rd place:  $25 […]
    • Listen-in and Learn up on National Organic Standards October 15, 2014
      From our friends at: On Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM Eastern Time, the National Organic Program (NOP) will host a listening session focusing on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), a federal advisory committee that provides recommendations to USDA. The NOP is seeking comments on NOSB administrative procedures including public particip
    • 3rd Thursdays Farming Classes at Stoney Brook Valley Farm October 15, 2014
      From Katie College at… Toying with the idea of earning some income by producing food on your land, or just interested in maximizing the potential to grow nutritious food for your own family? Want to find your inner farmer and connect with like-minded people? How about joining us for the first series of “Third […]
    • Butchering Workshop October 15, 2014
      Interesting in learning how to butcher?  Then this is the workshop for you…   Sponsored by Loaves and Fishes Farms:   JOIN US on Saturday, October 18th 2014 FOR AN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON POULTRY BUTCHERING (NOT SLAUGHTERING) Instructor: Steven Bookbinder, Chef and Penn State Food Science Student Learn the theoretical and practical skills needed to […]
    • Friends & Farmers Co-op Developing Online Market September 9, 2014
      From the September 8 Friends & Farmers Co-op E-Newsletter: 9.8.14 F&F E-Newsletter At the Sept. 3 Friends & Farmers board meeting, the directors reviewed the results of the recent survey and the information gathered by the online market task group, and unanimously voted to launch Friends & Farmers Online as a stepping stone to a […]
    • Third Annual Plow to Plate Dinner Wednesday September 8, 2014
      (From Jim Eisenstein) Fall in Central Pennsylvania brings the bounty, beauty, and variety of the late summer and fall harvest. To celebrate it, the Boalsburg Farmers Market in cooperation with the Mount Nittany Winery is sponsoring its “Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner” featuring the vegetables and fruits that ripen as the last of summer’s crops […]

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  3. Christy says:

    I feel the same way as Brian but I’m on the opposite side of the state in Pittsburgh. Any ideas for organizations to check out in my neck of the woods?

    • goodfoodhood says:

      Hi Christy.
      PASA has a Western office and they conduct Master Classes. You can check them out at We will for sure have some Sustainability Schools programming in Western PA by the fall. So, if you haven’t already, fill out the information on the “Be in the know…” page and we’ll send you email updates.
      Thanks! Hannah

  4. These courses sound great! I wonder if there is an organizer for this kind of thing closer to the Philadelphia suburbs.

    I’d be happy to help organize and participate in any way possible. Quick ideas come to mind with organizations like my kids cub scout pack – educate the kids and adults at the same time :)

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