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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Good Food Neighborhood Making Strides in Many Directions

Mar 02, 2012 11:18AM

Hannah Smith

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), a farmer-member organization, created the Good Food Neighborhood community outreach program because consumers have been asking how they can support the organization and their local farmer, as well as what resources they might receive to help them live more sustainably.

Good Food Neighborhood provides education, programming and services across the Commonwealth and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States, where consumers, farmers, businesses and organizations can network around local foods and sustainable food systems. Whether searching for local foods, attending local events, buying directly from a local farmer or market or getting involved in food policy/advocacy, the entire community’s involvement in the local foods movement is vital to the sustainability of farms.

In their newest endeavor, Sustainability Schools, classes are filling up months before they occur and feedback is extremely positive. People are waking up to the reality that sustainability is not just an agricultural issue, although supporting farms with sustainable practices is essential to the protection of our natural resources and the production of foods that are healthy for our children and grandchildren.

Join the Good Food Neighborhood for free and receive periodic information about local happenings and learn how you can participate by registering online.

For more information, contact Hannah Smith, PASA community outreach coordinator, at 717-250-0725, [email protected] or

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