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Pigs on Pasture and Hogs in Hedgerows (POSTPONED)

May 8, 2018 Pigs on Pasture and Hogs in Hedgerows

Event Overview
Pigs on Pasture
Location
Blackberry Meadows Farm
7115 Ridge Rd
Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Date & Time
POSTPONED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION

We will reschedule this event later this upcoming Fall. 

Cost
PASA Member $25
Non-Member $35
Event Description
When considering incorporating livestock into your farm it is hard to overstate the value and upside potential of pigs. These intelligent, hard-working creatures can fit many different niches on your farm from breaking sod and digging ponds to cleaning up fallen fruits and nuts to clearing invasive plant species. The real questions are “Where can I use pigs on my farm?” and “How soon can I get started?”

Join PASA and lifetime member Blackberry Meadows Farm for an exploration of how they utilize pigs on pasture and hogs in hedgerows to do all of the above and to learn how this integrates with their certified Organic vegetable farm.

Registration will be open until 5/7/2018 at noon.
Speaker Information
Greg Boulos, Blackberry Meadows Farm: 
Greg is the on-farm handyman and can fix just about anything. With a Masters in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University he’s put to use his vast knowledge base of alternative energy, green building and ecological design to catalyze green projects around the Pittsburgh region. He’s got the ‘black thumb’ from fixing equipment and moving rocks. Besides heavy lifting, he works to develop the ‘systems’ which provide fertility and efficiency to the farm operation. He’s also our business manager, wrote our stellar business plan, and keeps coming up with new ideas! He spends his "time off" being a Dad and rough housing! 

Blackberry Meadows Farm is an 85-acre, Certified Organic fruit and vegetable CSA farm which also produces pork, beef, and poultry. We serve our neighbors in the Alle-Kiski Valley with fresh meat and vegetables from our barn store and we serve the Pittsburgh Region with Garden Shares and volunteer food systems leadership.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Limited space is available for this event. Please contact Dan Dalton to see if space for walk-ins is available.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
    This event will be outside, so dress accordingly
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Will food be served?
Yes, lunch will be served. 
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Dan Dalton at (814) 349-956 x17 or dan@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
Registrant Information



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