Fifth Birthday Celebration Potluck Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that Spring Creek Homesteading Fund will be celebrating our Fifth Birthday tomorrow (Saturday, March 18) with a potluck at the Meetinghouse on Atherton, 318 South Atherton St.

Since 2011, Spring Creek Homesteading Fund has organized more than 100 homesteading workshops, helped start two community gardens, and supported the homesteading/local food efforts of others through small grants and micro-loans.

Please join us noon to 3 p.m. for friends, food, and conversation (low stress) about homesteading.

Potluck party will be downstairs in the community room! There will be toys and activities for kids and there might even be live music, if you bring your guitar or concertina.

RSVPs are helpful but not necessary – please feel free to just come. Also, please note that parking in the rear of the Meetinghouse (off H Alley) is limited, but street parking is available nearby along Nittany Avenue and Foster Avenue.

Questions? Please call Katherine and Josh at 237-0996.

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Help us celebrate SCHF’s 5 year birthday!

Spring Creek Homesteading Fund is 5 years old and we want to have a party.  Since 2011, we’ve held more than 100 workshops, helped start 2 community gardens, and supported the homesteading/local food efforts of others through small grants and micro-loans.

To celebrate, we’re having a potluck at the Meetinghouse at 318 South Atherton St, State College, PA 16801.  The potluck will take place on Saturday, March 18th from 12 noon – 3 pm.

Please join us for friends, food, and conversation (low stress) about homesteading.There will be toys and activities for kids and there might even be live music, if you bring your guitar or concertina.

“What should I bring?” you ask.  In order to get a broad range of food, we provide the following guidance. If your last name starts with A – K, please bring a salad or side. If your last name starts with L – P, please bring a soup or main dish. If your last name starts with R – Z, please bring a dessert.

Please RSVP by March 13rd by calling us at (814)237-0996 or sending us an email.

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Kid’s Bakery Workshop, 3/22 and 3/23

From our friends at Way Fruit Farm:

“(Kids) Would you like to learn more about baking?  If so, join us for an event called ‘Kids Bakery Workshop’ at Way Fruit Farm.”

Advanced registration is required for this event.

THE PARTICULARS

What:  Kids (aged 4 – 12) will get to measure and mix their way to homemade goodies in a supervised kitchen, enjoy a snack, and play games.

When: March 22 or 23 from 5 – 7 pm

Where: Way Fruit Farm Cafe, 2355 Halfmoon Valley Rd, Port Matilda, PA

Cost: $12 per child

To register and for more information, call (814)692-5211

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Easy, Peasy Pie Crust Recipe

So, it’s PI day (3.14) and a snow day. Seems like a good day to bake a pie. For those intimidated by the prospect of making your own crust, here is the most reliable recipe that I’ve found.
 
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1/4 c. cold water
1/2 of a whole beaten egg
1&1/2 tsp vinegar
3/4 c. plus 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening
 
Chill shortening. Mix flour, salt, & sugar. Cut shortening into the flour mixture until it is pea-sized bits. Mix egg and vinegar into the cold water. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture with a fork until it forms a ball. Mix it by hand until just mixed. Flatten into a 7 inch disk, wrap in plastic, and chill for at least 1 h (or freeze for later). Split the dough in two and roll it out on wax paper. Put one in a pie pan, add filling, and away you go.
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Bailiwick News – March 9, 2017

3.9.17 Bailiwick News – Whitehall Road Regional Park planning and financing as a case study in regional governance; COG General Forum-Fulton Bank loan extension history. (Continuation of series on water and farmland protection in Slab Cabin Run watershed. Previous installments: 9.9.16 Bailiwick News9.16.16 Bailiwick News9.30.16 Bailiwick News10.21.16 Bailiwick News12.2.16 Bailiwick News12.23.16 Bailiwick News3.1.17 Bailiwick News)

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Bailiwick News – March 1, 2017

3.1.17 Bailiwick News – Whitehall Road Regional Park as a case-study revealing fault lines in regional governing structures. (Continuation of series on water and farmland protection in Slab Cabin Run watershed. Previous installments: 9.9.16 Bailiwick News9.16.16 Bailiwick News9.30.16 Bailiwick News10.21.16 Bailiwick News12.2.16 Bailiwick News12.23.16 Bailiwick News)

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Penn State Community Garden Applications Available

Still looking for a place to garden this summer?  The Penn State Community Garden has activated its application for the coming year.  These garden plots are located off Porter Rd near the MorningStar Solar home.  Click here to fill out the application.  Questions?  Checkout their website or send Julie Razryadov, the President of the Garden, an email.

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