The Environmental Advisory Committee for East Nantmeal Township presents its 2015 Sustainability Speaker Series. Each session will be at the Township Building starting at 7 pm.
Join us for the first of our Sustainability Speaker Series as we discuss how and why soil health matters for water quality. Whether you are a farmer, gardener or home owner you’ll learn practical steps to improve Your plants, your water and your health.
Please join us in welcoming our speakers Victoria Laubach, Executive Director of Green Valleys Watershed Association, and Michael Zuk, Agricultural Resource Conservationist of Chester County Conservation District.
“Think globally, eat locally.” is the motto of Sam Cantrell, Executive Director of Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center. Being raised on the farm, Sam’s work as a field biologist and his travels around the world compelled him to action. Sam is a pioneer in the Community Supported Agriculture movement.
Samantha Smenkowski and Zachary Heacock from Full Circle CSA are a young couple who started as volunteers at a local farm four years ago realizing that their passions would soon turn into a full fledged life mission. Sammy is an artist and a great cook who found a new canvas in the fields with vegetables as her medium. Zachary has a background in Permaculture and a longing to bring food, ecology and community together.
Moriah Bilenky, owner, manager, and sole employee of Moriah’s Horse Powered Farm was not raised on a farm and with little idea of what farm life meant, at the age of 10, Moriah knew she wanted to live on a farm and be a farmer. Today she starts her own farm – the most honorable profession she believed a person could do, grow food for people.
Join us in welcoming this month’s speakers on our local food systems.
We are honored to welcome Senator Daylin Leach the sponsor of the SB653 Bill for mandatory GMO labeling in Pennsylvania. Please join us as he will explain why GMOs matter and why citizens and consumers should care. Senator Leach will discuss what the bill does and does not do in detail.
Learn more about the debate from Senator Leach and Karen Stark, board member of GMO Free PA and how you can help get this bill passed.
We are pleased to welcome Jeff Mattocks, author of Feeding Pasture-Raised Poultry. Jeff is vice president and nutritionist of Fertrell, a Pennsylvania producer of organic and natural products for soil and animals and the oldest producer of organic fertilizers in the United States (since 1946).
Our very own resident farmer, Mary Nestorick of Why Not Farm will be joining us to share why she and her husband, Ray, have been providing healthy, hormone/antibiotic-free, grass-fed Texas Longhorn, Scottish Highland and Belted Galloway beef has been a tradition at their farm for over three generations. Come listen to and TASTE the difference of pastured meats!