Monthly Archives: November 2010

PASA Action Alert

Link to Action Alert from Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, regarding Food Safety legislation moving through US Congress.

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Food – Raising Chickens in State College

Links to the ordinance adopted Dec. 2008 by State College Borough Council, allowing residents to keep up to four chickens if the birds are properly housed and cared for, and the resident obtains the $20 permit. Chicken Ordinance (draft form) … Continue reading

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Transition Handbook Reading Group Forming

Bill Sharp writes: I am planning to start a book group to read and discuss The Transition Handbook. As we build energy towards achieving more sustainable communities, it seems a great idea to more systematically study the Transition Towns process. … Continue reading

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Charlie Kain on Cob Houses

Charlie Kain and a bunch of his friends have been bicycle riding around America since early summer, checking out how other communities are preparing for the transition to post-carbon living. Their blog is at cultural REcyclists. Charlie will be back … Continue reading

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Summer 2010 Garden Starters Update

Sent in by Bill Sharp: FullĀ Garden Starters Newsletter with beautiful color photos. Excerpt: Our first year in the demonstration garden at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center has come to a close. Through a series of workshops, we built and planted four … Continue reading

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Calder Way Community Mural

Very cool.

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Downtown Year-Round Local Foods Market

One of my favorite pasttimes is wandering around, pretending to have millions of dollars to invest in prime real estate and imagining what parcels to buy and what to build on them. The Fraser Street parcel – currently slated for … Continue reading

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