Penns Valley Conservation Association News & Events

Full PVCA Spring 2011 newsletter should be posted here soon. (Back issues are there now)

Penns Valley Learning Garden at the American Legion in Millheim earns PA-DEP Grant, launches Seed Bank project

…’PVCA – $2,868. The Penns Valley Conservation Association will coordinate an outdoor water conservation demonstration project by installing rain water collection tanks, drip irrigation hoses and educational signage in the Penn Valley Community Learning Garden…’

The Penns Valley Learning Garden enters its third year of education and participatory demonstration to the valley and its visitors…

…a new initiative taken on by the PVLG and co-founder Brian Burger of New Harmony Farmstead is a Penns Valley seedbank of sorts – Project Gartensamen…Brian will provide a short list of essential, open-pollinated garden seeds…to be tended at the participants own home garden…participants will save and dry seeds, returning to a fall seed-savers exchange at the garden. For more information, contact

Penns Valley Learning Garden 2011 Workshop Schedule:

  • June 25 – Solar Oven Demonstration
  • July 16 – Flea Beetle Deterrence Strategies Workshop
  • August 6 – Testing of Pressure Gauges Workshop
  • August 20 – In-ground Cold Frame and Backyard Barrel Root Cellar Workshop
  • September (last seasonal Millheim Farmers Market) – Seed Oil Extraction Demonstration
  • September 4 – Crickfest (Millheim, Coburn Park, at the intersection of Elk, Penns and Pine creeks)
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