PSPA at the Philly Farm and Food Fest

The Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture had a great day on Saturday, April 8, at the Philly Farm and Food Fest held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Several members spent the day interacting with visitors to the Fest and sharing … Continued


Professor Richard Roush presented to PSPA on April 6

Professor Richard Roush, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University kept a packed house attentive to his outstanding presentation highlighting the implications of GM crops for climate change, conservation of soil and water resources, and feeding the growing world. … Continued


Farming Notes – March 2017

Thanks to Duncan Allison for our latest installment of Farming Notes. A great read with lots of important information below. Federal – New Secretary of Agriculture – Sonny Perdue seemed to sail through his questioning. He is very aware he … Continued


Senators Quiz USDA Head Nominee

 Ag Chairman Calls for Quick Committee Vote to Advance Sonny Perdue’s Nomination. (Washington, D.C) – Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture secretary, seemed to reassure every senator on every issue during his confirmation hearing Thursday, and Senate Agriculture … Continued


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