August 24 – Urban Farming – A Safe Place To Grow in Pennsylvania’s Capital (Joshua Farm, Harrisburg)
Join PA-Women’s Agricultural Network as we learn about the challenges and benefits of urban farming from experienced inner-city farmer Kirsten Reinholt of Joshua Farm in Harrisburg, PA. Tour the farm and discover how Joshua Farm provides affordable healthy food to a low-income community while providing education and employment for youth in the community. If you are interested in urban farming or starting a Community Supported Agriculture program, this is a don’t miss event.
Joshua Farm produces vegetables for 50 CSA customers on less than an acre of land and collaborates with other local farmers to provide local foods in season at its farmstand. Kirsten will also discuss how their CSA model is accessible to participants of the SNAP and Farmers Market Nutrition programs. Special guests joining the discussion include representatives of the PA Hunger Action Center and Capital RC&D .