What is Urban Agriculture in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture January 5, 2023 Virtual via Zoom Urban Agriculture as practiced in any given context picks up characteristics of that city.  However, surveying in Philadelphia found that four themes drive the missions of urban agriculture programs:  … Continued

In Memoriam: Ralph Bartholomew (1929-2022) (Updated)

Ralph E Bartholomew, Ed. D.  PSPA extends the sympathy of its members to the family of Ralph Bartholomew – fellow member, leader, mentor, teacher, and friend – to generations of PSPA colleagues.  If you have a story to share, please … Continued

A Visit with the Secretaries of Agriculture II

What’s happening in agriculture in our region?  Who better to ask than Secretaries of Agriculture of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Michael T. Scuse was reappointed by Governor John C. Carney as Delaware Secretary of Agriculture in January 2017. … Continued

PSPA at Longwood Gardens for a Tour Behind the Scenes

Happy to be the part-time Secretary (like Administrator) of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, the oldest (1785) agricultural society in the country. Our monthly meeting in October took us to Longwood Gardens which is one of the premier horticultural … Continued

In Memoriam: Francis “Nick” DuPont (26-22)

Please join PSPA in expressing sympathy at the passing of Francis ‘Nick’ DuPont, a long time PSPA member, passed away on July 21, 2022.  See his obituary https://www.delawareonline.com/obituaries/wnj125002 which mentions his connection to PSPA.  Condolence cards can be sent to Maria du … Continued

In Memoriam, Thomas Dolan IV (23-21)

Thomas Dolan IV, 98, of Lafayette Hill, a celebrated conservationist who identified a new category of mayfly; the former executive director of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, now Wissahickon Trails; and the former president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of … Continued