Season Extension - PASA Pre-Conference Track
Extending Your Growing Season
PASA’s Farming for the Future Conference to Host High Tunnel Focused Pre-Conference Track
MILLHEIM, PA. January 15, 2013 - The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) announces the Adding Year-Round Production to Your Farm with High Tunnels, a one-day track held as part of the 22nd Annual Farming for the Future Conference. The track, led by Steve Moore, will take place Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.
The pre-conference track is designed to lead participants through the steps it takes to site and construct high tunnels; including planning, materials, building, maintenance and profit potentials. In addition to crop planning & rotations - spotlighting seasonal greens, strawberries and tomatoes - and of course issues of pest management and soil fertility.
Instructor Steve Moore is a pioneer in greenhouse and high tunnel production, with over 20 years of experience. Steve is also certified in GROW BIOINTENSIVE®, production techniques that use low-tech methods for food production, and Permaculture design.
According to John Jeavons, internationally known as the leading researcher and method developer, teacher and consultant for GROW BIOINTENSIVE® methods, “Steve Moore is a special kind of teacher. Almost four decades of successful farming experience make a difference in what you learn from Steve, and his compassion as a wonderful human being does too!"
Steve is currently teaching AgroEcolgy within the Environmental Studies Department at Elon University, Elon, NC. He was the past Director of the Center for Sustainable Living at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, and founder of the Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources. He is co-founder (with wife, Carol) of Harmony Essentials, a company dedicated to the vision and practices of a sustaining food system.
Registration for this pre-conference track is available at pasafarming.org/conference
Over the past two decades, the Farming for the Future Conference has secured a reputation as a premiere gathering place for leaders in the global sustainable food movement. The 2013 conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 farmers, chefs, students, business leaders and others from over 30 U.S. states and several foreign nations.
The Farming for the Future Conference is made possible in part by Opening Keynote sponsor Lady Moon Farms and PASAbilities Sponsor Kimberton Whole Foods.
To learn more about the Farming for the Future Conference, and to register online, visit pasafarming.org/conference.