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Tools for Small Farms [CRAFT]

March 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


During the last twenty years, a diversity of new and improved tools have become available for small-scale growers. 

The right tools can improve your efficiency (and bottom line) dramatically. Join us for a display and demonstration of many of these tools designed with the small farm in mind, including seeders, weeding tools, and more. We’ll also discuss how to choose tools that are right for you and your operation.

And, if you have a favorite tool you’d like to share—whether it’s homemade or purchased—bring it along!


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 business, 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 that produces affordable food to sell in Braddock and teaches 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 is a CRAFT workshop. CRAFT workshops are designed for beginning and aspiring farmers, but all are welcome.
  • This event qualifies for one SmartStart credit 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 or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.


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Date: Tue, March 19, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Garden Resource Center
147 Putnam Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Cost: Free

Event Category: CRAFT, PASA Events