Monthly Archives: October 2011

Department of Subsistence Homesteads

Interesting article at The Automatic Earth, by Joanna Bailey, about reviving a Depression-era New Deal program called the Department of Subsistence Homesteads: “Between 1933 and 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal created thirty-four communities under the Division of Subsistence … Continue reading

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Workshop & Harvest Feast Update

Sign-ups for the November series of workshops is still going on, so please email or call to sign up. So far we’ve got one taker for Canning Applesauce (Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to noon), six takers for Organic Beekeeping (Nov. … Continue reading

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Regional Food Policy Symposium in Pittsburgh Dec. 8

Regional Food Policy Council Symposium: “Working Together to Strengthen Our Food Systems” The Pittsburgh Food Policy Council will host a regional Food Policy Council Symposium Thursday, December 8 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Lecture Hall of the … Continue reading

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Intermediate Cheesemaking – Nov. 9 & 10 in Woodward

From PASA: Intensive Learning Program – Intermediate Cheesemaking Wednesday & Thursday, November 9-10 Stone Meadow Farm Woodward, Centre Co. Photo from Home Cheesemaking for Beginners, Oct. 15 at Quiet Creek Herb Farm in Brookville. (Click on photo for link to … Continue reading

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Marcellus Shale Citizen Organizer Training Nov. 5 at Penn State

From David Masur at PennEnvironment: WHAT: State College Marcellus Shale Citizen Organizer Training WHERE: Penn State, Chambers Building, Room 112, Allen Rd, State College, PA WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 1:30-5 p.m. After a few years of gas drilling in the … Continue reading

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Local Food Journey

Latest edition of Local Food Journey from WPSU, including: Gardening Field Notes by Erin McKinney Pumpkins – not just for pies and front stoops anymore by Jamie Oberdick Get your garden ready for a long winter’s nap by Jamie Oberdick Recipes … Continue reading

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Hoop House Kickstarter at Howard’s End CSA

News from Howard’s End CSA: Kickstarter Project for Howard’s End CSA Farm – We have found a way to build hoop houses at a much lower cost than those that are factory made. Once the project is completed we will have ten … Continue reading

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