This year’s conference titled “The Sustainable Challenge: Providing for a Livable Tomorrow” promises to be the best PASA event yet. Do you have children or teens? Bring them along February 4-6, 2010; PASA School is a huge hit.
Plan to recharge your batteries with sustainable living workshops, meals, trade show, and entertainment. The preconference will give you a full day in topics, for example, Green Living for Teens, Pastured Poultry, and High Tunnel Production concluding with dancing and networking. The next two days offers sixty workshops including building a cheese cave, lacto-fermentation, composting, raising rabbits, growing ginseng, root cellar storage, and nutritional alchemy of plant bio-diversity.
The keynote speakers are topnotch. Michael Reynolds, the designer of the Earthship, will open up the conference Friday morning. Later that evening his documentary, Garbage Warrior, will feature sustainable housing techniques. The closing speaker, Lisa Hamilton, a photographic journalist will share her farming, ranching, butchering, and baking stories.
Each day you may start in a knitting circle, yoga class or auction -- all will entice you to value local products, services, and artwork while benefiting the lifeblood of sustainable farmers, consumers, educators, and chefs. Plan ahead to purchase meal tickets with locally-grown food prepared by Pennsylvanian chefs; the culinary creations are incredible.
We are proud to be lifetime members of an organization with organization. Hundreds of committed hours of preparation await you as you pilgrimage to this sustainable Mecca. Check out www.pasafarming.org; we’ll see you there.