Partnerships bring sustainability schools to Pennsylvania


HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, already at the forefront of farm-based education in Pennsylvania, recently launched a new effort aimed at providing courses for consumers interested in living more sustainably.

Through its Good Food Neighborhood program, PASA is partnering with organizations, groups and individuals to provide Sustainability Schools throughout the Commonwealth.


Hannah Smith designed the program, which parallels PASA’s very popular peer-to-peer farmer education program. Smith points to a wide range of courses available from composting to backyard poultry and beekeeping, from home energy efficiency to food preservation, and even home brewing and fermentation.

She also notes that a taste of Sustainability School subject matter will be available during the Good Food Neighborhood workshops at PASA’s 21st Annual Farming for the Future Conference in State College, Pa., Feb. 1-4.

PASA is currently partnering with Dickinson College Farm (Carlisle, Pa.), Greener Partners (Collegeville, Pa.) and the Spring Creek Homesteading Fund (State College, Pa.) and is in negotiations with other potential partners to bring Sustainability Schools to every region of the Commonwealth and surrounding states.


More information about PASA’s Sustainability Schools program is available on the Good Food Neighborhood website at

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