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October 15, 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
  Happy Hollow Farm
  (See map here)
  2486 Orwig Rd
  Stewartstown, PA 17363
Oct 15 Riparian Buffers
Photo by Happy Hollow Farm
Date & Time
  Saturday, October 15
  $20 Members
  $25 Non-members
Event Description
This field day will be an in-depth look at a 5-year old riparian buffer that both follows Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) guidelines, as well as addresses different uses outside the CREP boundaries. Farm Service Agency employee Don English and wife, landscape architect Ann, have designed a buffer that uses a wide variety of native plants in the CREP area, such as elderberry, hollies, aronia, and viburnums, as well as a broader range of species outside the CREP area--including a number of heritage apples. Principles of buffer design, plant selection, working with government programs, and finding value in the buffer-- ecological, social, and economic-- will be discussed. The Englishes will also share the lessons they have learned over five years of buffer installation and management—what’s worked for them and what, in hindsight, they’ might have done differently. 

Tracey Coulter, a representative of the DCNR, will be present to discuss agroforestry initiatives within DCNR related to riparian buffer projects. Also present will be representatives of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Stroud Water Research Center, organizations that work with farmers and landowners in the Chesapeake Bay and Delaware River watersheds in installing buffers by providing technical as well as access to financial assistance. This field day is a good event for any landowner or farmer who is considering planting a buffer on their land and is wondering what sort of productive potential there might be, what funding opportunities exist, and how, in general, to make the project work.
Registration will be open from 08/08/2016 to 10/14/2016 at noon.
Speaker Information
Don English: FSA Employee, property owner
Ann English: Landscape architect, property owner, buffer designer
Tracey Coulter: DCNR Lamonte Garber: Stroud Water Research Center
Ashley Spotts: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome. Cash and check are accepted on site. Please note that lunches cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Call (215) 804-4731 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
Portions of this event will be outside, so dress accordingly
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day
Will food be served?
Yes, lunch is included with the registration fees. The menu has not yet been set.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Aaron de Long at (215) 804-4731 or for more information about this event.
Registrant Information

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