July and August – Fun Learning is happening in your Good Food Neighborhood!

July 18, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

 

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Summer Salsa at Dickindon (JeffreyWW, Flickr User)

Summer is speeding past — don’t miss these great sustainability programs and fun events!

The weather has been fine and PASA’s Sustainability Schools are offering great programs to fill out July and August! Check out what’s happening in your neighborhood!  This weekend Earthen Building Intensive at Quiet Creek Herb Farm and Varroa Mite Treatments at Country Barn Farm. Wrap up July with the Science Behind Raw Foods & Juicing at East End Food Co-op! August brings a continuation of the Sharing Nature with Children Series at the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County. Delve into Wild Edibles, Medicinals, and Mushrooms at Quiet Creek Herb Farm or take a fresh look at Simple Salsa in a Jar at Dickinson College Farm. There are also lots of cool opportunities for kids and the whole family! Check out the programs near you!

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

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,

Glade Run Adventures,

IMBY at Misty Hollow Farm 

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 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

 

 

 

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Sustainability School Programs — Jump Into June

June 2, 2014 in Community Events, Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

community-workshopsCheck out what’s going on near you!

PASA’s Sustainability Schools are heating up in June with “hot” topic programs on composting, industrial hemp, honey harvesting, landscaping strategies for bees, cultivating biodiversity, seed balls, and making your own pesto. There are also lots of cool opportunities for kids and the whole family! Check out the programs near you!

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

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,

Glade Run Adventures,

IMBY at Misty Hollow Farm 

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 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

 

 

 

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Sustainability School Programs – MORE BUZZ IN MAY!

May 13, 2014 in Community Resources, Sustainability Schools, Uncategorized

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Check out what’s going on near you!

PASA’s Sustainability Schools are offering more cool opportunities in May including: Sheep to Shawl, Honey Bees, Medicinal Plants and Wild Edibles. Check out the opportunities in your area.

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

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 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

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 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

 

Comment Period for FSMA — Extended Until November 22nd.

November 20, 2013 in Community Support for PASA, Take Action, Uncategorized

Comment Period Extended to November 22nd!

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Whether you missed the deadline last Friday or have just thought of something else to say, now is the time to say it!

In a Nutshell

The FDA needs to hear three things:

  • Get the definitions of farm and facility right.
  • Pay attention to the comments from PASA and NSAC
  • Submit newly proposed rules for public comment as a result of this process

Make your comments HERE

Want More Details? PASA on FSMA

Want Inspiration?  Write to Farm

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!

    • October 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

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!

    • October 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

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!

    • October 3, 2014
      • Medicinal Herbs: Quiet Creek's Intensive Sustainability Seminars
        Location: Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Ln, Brookville, PA, United States
    • October 8, 2014
      • Exploring Fair Trade
        Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Homewood Branch, 7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    • October 11, 2014
      • CANCELED:( Gluten-Free Baking for Beginners @ Dickinson College Farm
        Location: Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007
    • October 14, 2014
    • October 22, 2014
    • October 25, 2014
    • 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

 

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.

 

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