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Tools for Small Farms [CRAFT]

March 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The right tool can make the difference between getting a crop seeded, weeded, or harvested before the weather changes, daylight runs out, or you’ve run out of time before your next task. In the last twenty years there has been a growth in the tools available to small scale growers.

Join us for a display and demonstration of many exciting small farm tools, including seeders, weeding tools, and more as well as a discussion about how to choose the tool that’s right for you. If you have a favorite tool, whether it’s homemade or purchased, please bring it along to show others.

Weather and timing permitting, we will be offering space to trial and demonstrate as many tools as possible.


Nick Lubecki, Braddock Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh: Nick Lubecki started his first vegetable farm in 2012 in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He ran his small farm businesses, Butter Hill Farm, which sold vegetables to farm markets, CSA and restaurants on two acres until 2015. He began working at Grow Pittsburgh in 2016 managing Shiloh Farm, a small intensive urban farm, as well as the Frick Greenhouse. In 2018 he began managing Braddock Farm, a one acre urban farm which aims to produce affordable food to sell in Braddock while teaching people how to grow vegetables.

Hanna Mosca, Frick Greenhouse and Shiloh Farm Manager, Grow Pittsburgh: Hanna Mosca has been teaching educational programming on urban farms for 10 years. She is the Frick Greenhouse & Shiloh Farm Manager for Grow Pittsburgh where she manages an annual seedling sale and a weekly farm stand throughout the summer selling vegetables, fruit and herbs. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2012 for Chatham University’s Master of Food Studies program, where she concentrated on urban agriculture education and food access issues. In undergrad she studied Social Justice, Sustainability Studies, and Gender, Women, Sexuality Studies focusing on food justice.

Dan Dalton, PASA: Dan is responsible for educational programming, member outreach, and research coordination in western Pennsylvania for PASA. Dan holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in development planning and environmental sustainability, which he focused on agriculture and rural development.

Additional information

  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart allows young and beginning farmers to earn credits toward a reduced interest rate on a new AgChoice loan by attending educational events.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.


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Date: Tue, March 19, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Garden Resource Center
147 Putnam
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Event Category: PASA Events