Thank you for joining us at our

Philly Farm Resource Fair

Couldn’t make it?

Here’s what you missed!

The event started with a warm welcome and appreciation of the land given by our executive director Kim Fleisher. We moved into a beautiful tour of The Farm at Awbury and specifically Philly Forests led by Jasmine Thompson. Upon returning tot he pavilion, Reverend Carolyn Cavaness gave a wonderful talk about the Black Church Food Security Network before we moved into a delicious dinner from Weaver’s Way. Attendees, speakers, and staff were able to learn a bit more about one another during the dinner period before moving into speaker presentations. Speaker presentations were absolutely wonderful and taught us all a bit more about what each organization does and what resources they may have to help us farm and garden more easily. The evening wrapped up with visitations to speakers’ tables to ask questions and gather more info about their programming with groovy music playing to set the scene. If you didn’t get to make – no worries! We hope to see you at the next event! For now, check out a summary of all of the resources presented below.

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Speaker Resources

BLACK CHURCH FOOD SECURITY NETWORK

Rev Carolyn Cavaness
  • Operation Higher Ground
  • Soil to Sanctuary Market
  • The A.R.C

Contact: cccphilly@gmail.com 

Website: www.blackchurchfoodsecurity.net 

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD GARDENS TRUST

MARLANA MOORE
  • Securing Land Ownership in Philadelphia
  • Community of Gardeners
  • Gardening Resources, City Resources, NGT Resources

Contact: mmoore@pennhort.org

Website: www.ngtrust.org

 

 

PENN STATE EXTENSION

JESSICA SCHWEIGER & Beth Yount
  • Master Gardener Program
  • Master Watershed Steward Program
  • Penn State Extension Services and Programs

Contact:   jes6956@psu.edu  | bay5094@psu.org 

Website: www.extension.psu.edu/philadelphia-county

 

 

RODALE INSTITUTE

KEGAN HILAIRE
  • Becoming a new farmer
  • Rodale Consulting team
  • Rodale Institute Farmer Training (RIFT) Program

Contact: kegan.hilaire@rodaleinstitute.org

Website: www.rodaleinstitute.org

WIDENER SBDC

KEVIN TACCHINO
  • Business Development Learning Programs
  • Funding Programs
  • Mentorship Programs

Contact: kktacchino@widener.edu

Website: www.widenersbdc.org

 

 

 

Pasa Sustainable Agriculture

LISA MISKELLY & Marie Hathaway
  • Diversified Vegetable Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Programs
  • Workshops and Events

Contact: lisa@pasafarming.org

Website: www.pasafarming.org

 

 

PHILLY FORESTS

Jasmine Thompson
  • Bringing diversity to the local food economy
  • Community food sovereignty and nutrient-dense food access
  • Urban Ecology Program

Contact: jasmine@phillyforests.com

Website: www.phillyforests.com

 

 

 

USDA-NRCS

Michael Zuk
  • Free technical assistance to farmers to protect and conserve natural resources
  • Financial assistance available for conservation practices

Contact:   beth.sassaman@usda.gov  | michael.zuk@usda.gov

Website: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/pa/technical/landuse/?cid=NRCSEPRD1788621

 

 

The Food Trust

Gwen ockenlaender
  • EBT/SNAP use at farmer’s markets
  • Food Bucks Program
  • Focuses on accessibility, affordability, and education 

Contact: gockenlaender@thefoodtrust.org  

Website: http://thefoodtrust.org/

 

FARM CREDIT

NATHAN BRIGGS
  • Credit and Financial Services
  • Deeply committed to young, beginning, and small farmers
  • Informational resources

Contact: NBriggs@mafc.com

Website: www.farmcredit.com/state/pennsylvania

 

THANK YOU

to our wonderful speakers, our dedicated volunteers, and our incredible community for making this resource fair a success!