Program Manger: Lori Gaido Project Dates: Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FELLOW
Penn State Extension in Allegheny County
The Pittsburgh Garden Experiment
Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
Summary: The best way to describe October is, “whirlwind!” So much happened it’s hard to know where to start. There were a lot of opportunities for professional development, which I happily seized and I am grateful to the organizations that made it possible for me to take part in them. At Penn State Extension we wrapped up this season of Exploring the Small Farm Dream and I did a write-up on a local Thanksgiving meal, which just made me really hungry. For the Food Policy Council we got the BlogSpot up and running, and will be posting more regularly once we have our structure in place. The Pittsburgh Garden Experiment held its last two regular events of the season and we went into high gear to finish planning for the 1st Annual Harvest After Party benefit concert featuring Bruce Comings of Becoming Projections and the Mon River Ramblers, a Pittsburgh bluegrass band. I was also fortunate enough to attend a conference in New Orleans, where I learned about much of the wonderful food justice and agricultural sustainability work going on around the world. It was a great month, full of beautiful fall leaves, great Creole food and the authentic music of New Orleans!