December 11, 2008

Organic Green Revolution. Kutztown-based Rodale Institute this week released a research paper reviewing replicated research that shows the latest scientific approaches in organic agriculture offer affordable, immediately usable and universally accessible ways to improve yields and access to nutritional food in developing countries. "The Organic Green Revolution" paper is available online.

December 9, 2008

Nature’s Keepers, an inspirational documentary film about Pike County’s 150-year history of land stewardship and those who are continuing that legacy today, will air on public television station WVIA-TV in Scranton January 5 at 7:00 p.m.

“Pike County has a proud history of conservation,” says Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne), who makes a cameo appearance in the film. “It started with the pioneering efforts of Gifford Pinchot, and continues today through others willing to take an active role in protecting our natural resources.  Nature’s Keepers salutes Governor Pinchot’s legacy and the continuing legacy of those following in his footsteps.”

 “We have a unique conservation history in Pike County and Nature’s Keepers shares the stories of some of the people who are continuing that legacy. We are delighted that WVIA will present the first public television broadcast of the film,” says Nature’s Keepers’ Executive Producer Sean Strub.   Visit the Nature's Keepers website. 

December 2, 2008

Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling. Get an inside look at a drilling operation looking for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation on the Downey Farm and other properties in Susquehanna County, courtesy of this video from the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre. Watch the Video (Mircrosoft Explorer best)
Visit the special Marcellus Shale webpage at the Times Leader newspaper for more information.

Meadville Market House supports local farmers by providing a customer-friendly market for local agricultural produce. The market is administered by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council which recently received a $41,200 First Industries Agricultural Planning Grant to further promote the market. Visit the Meadville Market House website for more.