The West Chester Farmers Market is open on Saturdays 9am - 1pm.
Please support local farms and save by shopping locally! And they're
now on Twitter
Farmers and Markets' is an independent video to promote
sustainable agriculture and small farms here in the county.
Produced and edited
by Victoria Webb, camera by Thomas L Dougherty.
the video below with local farmers from the West
Chester Growers Market and the Market
at Anselma Mill.
Sustainability Events at WCU,
Farm Gardening Workshops 2010
Natural Water Gardens Whether it is a small
pond or a sophisticated waterfall, water gardens need careful planning
and execution Jul 10 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
English Garden through the Seasons 3 Harvesting and Maintenance
Aug 7 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Shumei Natural Agriculture Open House Join the Rodale and Shumei
staff and friends for a celebration of summer harvest Aug 7 2010
- 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Native Plants in the Landscape Using native plants makes going organic
in your garden even easier Aug 21 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
English Garden through the Seasons 4 Clean-up and Winterizing Oct
2 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Shumei Natural Agriculture 3 Harvest/Seed Saving Oct 2 2010 - 12:00pm
Trees for Your Backyard and Basic Pruning Practices Trees are the
most long-lasting plants in the landscape, and in addition to their
beauty, trees have a range of benefits Oct 30 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Herbal Gifts from the Garden We get the most flavor and fragrance
from the garden when picking fresh herbs and vegetables for immediate
use Nov 6 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
To schedule your visit or for more information,
611 Siegfriedale Road
Kutztown, PA 19530
for the calendar of events.
Future Global Warming Digest - to keep you up to date on global
warming news and events.
state budget a mixed bag for the environment
Cuts to environmental agencies troubling, but funding for local
conservation projects survive
(Harrisburg, PA - July 3, 2010) – Citizens for Pennsylvania’s
Future (PennFuture) thanked legislators for preserving funding for
local conservation and restoration projects in the final budget
passed today by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
“A week ago we were looking at budget proposals that would
have wiped out the Growing Greener; the Keystone Recreation, Parks
and Conservation Fund; and a fund that cleans up damage from coal
mining, and used the money in those funds to balance the budget,”
said Jarrett. “Fortunately, legislators saw the great value
in those programs for local communities and left them intact.
“The successful effort to preserve our flagship environmental
funding programs was led by Representatives Mike Gerber (D-Montgomery),
Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), and David Levdansky (D-Washington, Allegheny)
and Senator Joseph Scarnati (R-Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson,
McKean, Potter, Tioga, Warren),” continued Jarrett. “These
bipartisan efforts were strongly supported by members of all four
legislative caucuses who convinced their leadership to save Growing
Greener, Keystone and the abandoned mine clean up funds.”
“We remain concerned, however, over cuts to the Department
of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources,” said Jarrett. “Pennsylvania has
significant environmental challenges – including cleaning
up our rivers and streams, and protecting our natural resources
from gas drilling damage. Our state parks and forests are the foundation
of our tourism industry and provide affordable recreation for many
families in these difficult economic times. Both these agencies
will be struggling to deliver the services Pennsylvanians expect
from them with the resources they will have.”
The budget also contains a promise to pass a severance tax on natural
gas extraction by October 1.
“We look forward to working with members of General Assembly
to craft a fair tax on gas drilling that will help the environment
and communities dealing with the impacts of drilling,” said
Jarrett. “And we fully intend to hold them to this promise.”
PennFuture is a statewide public interest membership organization
that advances policies to protect and improve the state’s
environment and economy. With offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, West Chester, and Wilkes-Barre, PennFuture’s activities
include litigating cases before regulatory bodies and in local,
state and federal courts, advocating and advancing legislative action
on a state and federal level, public education, and assisting citizens
in public advocacy.
and the Good Food Neighborhood
Want to know more about where your food comes
from and how far it travels? Check out the Pennsylvania Association
for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) site and find Buy Fresh, Buy
for your area.