Program Manger: Lori Gaido Project Dates: Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSTAINABILITY AGRICULTURE FELLOW
Penn State Extension in Allegheny County
The Pittsburgh Garden Experiment
Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
The month of August was eventful for the local food scene in Pittsburgh. For Penn State Extension I completed a blog post for the Farmers at the Firehouse Market, The Bloomfield Farmers’ Market and a second installment of the Farmers at Phipps Market. I also attended the Tomato and Garlic Festival and Rachel’s Sustainable Feast in order to write about the events on our blog. There were some other various administrative tasks I completed as well. For the Food Policy Council I took notes during the meeting and also compiled information for an educational document about keeping chickens and bees in the city. This was sent to members of the City Planning Commission, which voted on the latest versions of the urban agriculture zoning code changes on August 31. My work with the Pittsburgh Garden Experiment consisted of attending a compost facility tour, planning for future events, attending PGE August events and digging test plots for our seed bombs. Jeff and I also attended a symposium to learn about grant funding opportunities. For the SCA I helped get the word out about our Hazelwood Community Day that took place on August 21. The day of the event I helped lead a crew that cleared brush and logs.