NY TIMES: A Staten Island Urban Farmer

A great read shared by our member Bettsy Mosimann NY TIMES: A Staten Island Urban Farmer Kenneth R. Rosen March 10, 2017   Zaro Bates operates and lives on a 5,000-square-foot farm on Staten Island, which may make her the … Continued


PSPA welcome new member Bob V. Jones

At the society’s March 2 meeting of the membership voted to approve Robert V Jones of Chesapeake City, Maryland as the latest member of our society. Bob Jones is a practicing attorney in Elkton, Maryland. He has a lifelong interest … Continued


Kristine Nichols presented to PSPA at March Luncheon

Kristine Nichols held the attention of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture with her outstanding presentation regarding regenerative soil health and the carbon sequestration problem. Her in-depth analysis of the biological systems of healthy soil and how this relates to solving … Continued


An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene Conference presented by Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities. Thursday, 13 April 2017—Saturday, 15 April 2017 Harrison Auditorium, Rainey Auditorium   Conference presented by Penn Program in the Environmental Humanities. Tool making is a … Continued


Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium

The 1st annual Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium, which is being held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. The event supports our ongoing mission to establish new industry relationships with all members of the local food and beverage grain/malt value chain, … Continued


Application Available for Winter Scholarship

HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED The Fred Winter Memorial Award for Excellence in Horticulture will be given to an outstanding student majoring in horticulture, who, upon graduation, is pursuing a career in horticulture or attending school to study horticulture. The … Continued


Cow farts can now be regulated in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his assault on climate change Monday, pushing through a law meant to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from dairy farms and landfills. “You know, when Noah wanted to build his ark, most of the people laughed at him?” … Continued