Friday, January 2, 2009
Farming for the Future Conference
There has been no bigger force behind the sustainable agricultural enterprises here at Inverbrook Farm than PASA-The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
"Promoting Profitable Farms Which Produce Healthy Food For All People While Respecting The Natural Environment."
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture. PASA works with the farmers that grow our food, the consumers that eat the food, and those concerned with the ecological well-being of our environment and natural resources.
It was my attendance (well over ten years ago!)of PASA’s inspirational and informative Farming for the Future Conference that first got me hooked on the idea of starting a CSA. This conference is one of the best of its kind—it truly walks the walk with a perfect balance of meaningful information, inspiration, a green ethic, fun, art, networking and all kinds of other community building opportunities—not to mention some of the best meals I have ever eaten at a conference.
This year’s theme is “The Worldwide Search For Food Sovereignty: Finding Your Foodshed”
With keynote speakers author (Stuff and Starved), scholar, and activist Raj Patel and our own local watershed hero Bernard Sweeney from the Stroud Water Research Center.
If you have any kind of interest in learning more about how you can support and participate in a healthy and vital local food system, I strongly suggest joining the over 1000 people who attend the Farming for the Future Conference. Hope to see you there!