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

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Cultivating environmentally sound, economically viable, and community-focused farms and food systems

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A Dairy Grazier’s Journey

Wed, March 24, 2021

In December of 2020, Jessica White became the second certified Journey Dairy Grazier in the state of Pennsylvania by graduating from Pasa’s Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program. Over the course of her apprenticeship at host farm Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Chester County, Jessica not only fulfilled the required 3,700 hours of on-the-job training and 300 […]

Joining the Next Generation of Famers

Wed, March 10, 2021

We’re proud to announce the first three graduates of our Diversified Vegetable Apprenticeship program! This formal, paid apprenticeship program, registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, pairs beginning farmers with established farmers to provide a guided pathway toward managing or starting a vegetable farm. Graduating apprentices have completed at least 2,700 hours of […]

New Report Unearths Soil Health Insights

Thu, March 4, 2021

Our new report offers fresh insights into how farmers can improve soil stewardship to more effectively protect ecosystems and communities, better withstand severe weather, and increase yields. The report reviews our findings to date of our ongoing Soil Health Benchmark Study—the largest and most diverse community science project studying soil health in the country. Since […]

2021 Pasabilities Award Recipients

Fri, January 22, 2021

Each year, we honor farmer, community, and business leaders who serve as examples for advancing sustainable agriculture through innovation and collaboration. We’re pleased to share this year’s award recipients. Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Award Walnut Hill Farm: Michael, Karen, and Amelia Kovach Walnut Hill Farm is located in Western Pennsylvania and is a pastured livestock farm. […]

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