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A note about GPS directions…

Many of our events are located on farms in rural areas. GPS applications may locate rural events inaccurately, so please check the event registration page for any specific details about directions. If you’re having trouble locating the venue on the day of the event, please contact the event coordinator or our main office at 814.349.9856.

A note about meals…

Meals are only guaranteed to those who register at least five business days before the event. This is because we need to place an advanced order with caterers. If you register later than five business days prior to the event, lunch is not guaranteed—please plan accordingly. You are welcome to bring your own food.

How should I prepare for a workshop or event?

Do you allow walk-ins?

What payments options do you accept?

Do you offer any financial assistance?

In the case that financial barriers may prevent participation at an event, please contact us at or 814.349.9856 to discuss options that may be available through scholarships or other financial support.

For events that include meals, do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please let us know if you have special dietary needs. We’ll do our best to accommodate them.

What’s your refund policy?

Refunds will be processed upon request for cancellations received with at least three days notice. Because we need to reserve a meal count in advance, no refunds can be given if the cancellation is received less than three days before the event.

Significant time and planning goes into our full-day or multi-day educational events. Our refund policy reflects that some expenses are committed prior to the event. The refund will be a percent of your registration cost that is based on when you cancel according to the chart below.

Window of cancellation Refund %
Prior to two weeks before the event 85%
Between one and two weeks before the event 75%
Between three days and one week before the event 50%
Less than three days before event No refund

Can I bring children?

Children over the age of 10 will be charged the same registration fee as their parents, regardless of parent’s membership type. In order to facilitate other participants’ learning, we ask that parents do not bring children under the age of eight to our events. However, exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for prior approval to bring younger children.