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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Too Much of a Good Thing: Compost Brings Phosphorus Challenges to Red Earth Farm

July 27, 2018

By Franklin Egan, Director of Education This is the first installment of a blog series on soil health challenges and innovations revealed through three case studies that are part of our ongoing Soil Health Benchmark Study, a citizen-science project we began in 2016. On a chilly day this past March, several members of our staff […]

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 […]

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Forage Quality & Cow Health

August 14, 2018

Little Crick Farm, 2486 Anderson Road
Stevensville [Bradford County], PA 18845 United States

Agroforestry in Practice

August 15, 2018

Anthill Farm, 1114 Beech Grove Road
Honesdale [Wayne County], PA 18431 United States

Reduced Tillage Methods for Organic Vegetable Production

August 17, 2018

Dickinson College Farm, 553 Park Drive
Boiling Springs [Cumberland County], PA 17007 United States

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