A workshop on Sheet Mulching and Permaculture, and a permablitz to benefit the new Mazza Community Garden will be held on Friday, September 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. The location of the new garden and the event is 418 S. Atherton St, State College, PA. There is limited parking on site, but nearby street parking.
At the event, you’ll learn how to create no till, fertile garden areas ready for planting next spring from mown weedy areas prepped this Fall. You’ll also learn about permaculture and participate in making sheet composting to create rich soil for spring planting.
In addition, Jackie Bonomo of Healing Ground Permaculture and the MorningStar Permaculture Learning Centre will provide an introduction to permaculture and present the permaculture design for the Mazza Community Garden.
A representative of Spring Creek Homesteading Fund will explain The Mazza Community Garden plot rental and management procedure will be explained by Spring Creek Homesteading over a delicious lunch provided by TapRoot Kitchen!
Helpful details: Please, do not bring your dog or other animals; there are chickens on site. Please do bring water bottles and work gloves, and wear work boots or sturdy shoes.
For questions or to sign up for the event, please click here.
Break out your apron and make sure you’re pie crust is up to snuff, because it’s time for the 2nd Annual People’s Choice Pie Contest.
Friends & Farmers Cooperative will sponsor the event as part of the PCO Farm Fest on August 8th from 11 am – 4 pm at the Grange Fair Grounds.
There are categories for professional, amateur, and youth categories. There are also categories for sweet, savory, and gluten free/vegan pies. Bakers can submit as many entries as they like, but those pies had better be made from scratch. No store-bought crusts or pies.
Pies will be judged by Farm Fest attendees, so encourage your friends to come and vote for my… I mean your pie.
The specifics of the contest and the entry form can be found at the Friends & Farmers website. Entries are due by 5 pm on Friday, August 7th. If you have questions, or need more information, email Stacy Budd.
What: The Penn State Community Garden will be hosting a Seed Saving Workshop. This workshop will be led by Matt Sullenberger, a PhD student in Biology, and will focus on growing and preserving rare heirloom plant varieties, maintaining genetic diversity, and developing plant ecotypes that are adapted for your growing conditions. The workshop is open to Garden members and non-members alike.
When: Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30pm
Where: The Penn State Community Garden, on Porter Rd next to the Center For Sustainability and south of Medlar Field.
Who: This workshop led by Ph.D. Student of Biology, Matt Sullenberger
Vale Wood Farms in Loretto, PA is having a summer shindig. It’s located north of US 22 on the west side of Gallitzin, PA. It’s about an hour drive. If the weather is nice, consider loading up the family truckster and paying a visit to the other side of the mountain. Click on the image for the big picture and more information.
From the State College Crop Mobs Team…