The art and science of sustainable farming


A local network of peers who openly share their skills and knowledge


Formal apprenticeships for dairy graziers and vegetable growers

Save the date 2019 Conference

February 6-9, 2019
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, PA

Our mission

We're a community of farmers and supporters, focused on education and evidence-based research, for the purpose of building a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system.

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Streams. Trees. Food. Agroforestry Improves Water & Farms

June 12, 2018

By Tracey Coulter, Agroforestry Coordinator, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, trcoulter@pa.gov Over an inch of rain fell on our one-acre homestead in this past weekend. That’s the equivalent of over 27,000 gallons and nearly 113 tons of water!  We are at the bottom of a drainage, and we are the stewards of a culvert—essentially a funnel—that collects […]

Submit a recipe to our conservation cookbook

June 11, 2018

We’re partnering with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry to produce a conservation cookbook! The cookbook will include recipes featuring berries, fruits, and nuts that are native to Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. By sharing these foods with farmers and consumers through this cookbook, we hope to encourage productive conservation […]

PA Farmers Across the Political Spectrum Prioritize Sustainable Agriculture over “Business as Usual” in 2018 Farm Bill

June 1, 2018

By Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Executive Director, PASA A large majority—71 percent—of Pennsylvania farmers surveyed want a farm bill that prioritizes sustainable agriculture and conserves soil and water, and nearly three-quarters would be more likely to back a candidate for public office who favors such priorities. That’s according to a new poll conducted in March by Iowa-based RABA Research […]

Sage Advice from Farmer to Farmer on Finding Work-Life Balance

May 16, 2018

When plants and animals don’t take time off and the work can be all-consuming, how can farmers balance work life with personal life? Leading sustainable farmers from across the U.S. and Canada grapple with this topic—and many others—on Chris Blanchard’s nationally renowned Farmer to Farmer podcast. Blanchard, who owned and operated Rock Spring Farm in northeast […]

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