Monday, December 20, 2010

PASA Conference Coming Up


Time to put in a plug for the conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.  The Farming for the Future conference will meet on Friday and Saturday, February 4th and 5th, next year in State College, smack in the center of the state.  This is the 20th annual conference for PASA, and the fifth consecutive year I'll be attending.  You can register additionally for a wide selection of pre-conference mini-courses that allow you to explore a single subject in depth.  If you're in the vicinity of Pennsylvania and you eat, I would urge you to check out the conference schedule and consider attending.  I always learn a ton at the conference and come away with a stupendous dose of motivation - very timely for a gardener in early February.  It's wonderful to spend just a couple of days surrounded by people who are passionately committed to ethical, sustainable, healthy food for everyone.  Farming for the Future is a bargain as conferences go.  Register by December 31st for the early bird discount.  I'd love to see you there!

7 comments:

Kristia@FamilyBalanceSheet said...

I just checked the schedule and it sounds fantastic, however I won't be able to attend. It is unfortunate since we live about 2 hours south. The band, Hoots and Hellmouth, that is playing on Thursday night is awesome.

Sandy said...

I'll be attending, Kate! I'm driving out on Thursday evening and will leave on Sunday after the activities are over. I hope to finally meet you there!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate: Sent you an e-mail last night. Re horseradish - don't buy; I'll be glad to give you all the starts you want. Been growing the root for 32 years and I got my starts from my mother in laws garden. Too many birthdays in February to attend PASA but will look forward to your review. Marion in G'ville

Kristin said...

Thank you, Kate, for the lovely vouch for our conference! I'm sorry to read that you will not be able to attend. Happy gardening!

Mitzi G Burger said...

A bit far for me to travel from Sydney but it sounds like a cool greass rootsy type event. Enjoy!

Kate said...

Kristia, thanks for the recommendation on the band. I'll see if we can make it to their show.

Sandy, let's set a time and place to meet for sure this year.

Hi Marion, thank you. I'll send you a response privately.

Kristin, hi. Read a little closer. I've already registered and barring a major blizzard will be there. Wouldn't miss it!

Mitzi, I agree; too far for you to travel. I usually do a synopsis of interesting things I learn at the conference, so you can watch for that in February next year and learn vicariously.

Kelly said...

Hey Kate,
Thanks for reminding me about this. I'll try to work it into my schedule to be there on Friday and Saturday. If all goes to plan I will get a van from school so I can take some of my students. Would you want a ride?