Monday, June 22, 2009

Sustainable Farming Grows In PA

Agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania with more than 60,000 farms across the Commonwealth. More and more of those farms are adopting sustainable practices and becoming certified "organic." That's due to a growing demand by consumers who want locally-grown produce and grass-raised livestock because they believe its safer and more environmentally friendly, and the mission of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). That non-profit organization's encourages farms to produce healthy food while respecting the environment. One of the leading proponents of sustainable agriculture is Joel Salatin who trains and teaches young farmers about sustainable practices.
To listen to Part 1 of a series on Sustainable Farming in the Pittsburgh region, click here.
To listen to Part 2 of Sustainable Farming Series, click here.
To listen to Part 3 of Sustainable Farming Series, click here.

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