Union Township Environmental Commission hosts free speaker event on Oct. 13 – NJ.com


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Union Township Environmental Commission hosts free speaker event on Oct. 13
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Heckman has more than 25 years of extensive experience in Soil Science and teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, Agroecology and a seminar on Traditional Organic Food and Farming Systems. As Soil Fertility Specialist for Rutgers …

Union Township to host program on fall lawn care, Oct. 13 – NJ.com

Union Township to host program on fall lawn care, Oct. 13
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Heckman has more than 25 years of extensive experience in Soil Science and teaches courses in Soil Fertility, Organic Crop Production, Agroecology and a seminar on Traditional Organic Food and Farming Systems. As Soil Fertility Specialist for Rutgers …

UVI CES, AES Partner With VI DOA to Host Breadfruit Seminar | St. Croix Source – Saint Croix Source

UVI CES, AES Partner With VI DOA to Host Breadfruit Seminar | St. Croix Source
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The general public is invited to a presentation titled “Agroforestry, Biology and Research Aspects of the Breadfruit” on July 14. “These workshops will offer a unique opportunity for V.I. producers and scientists to share research-based information

Talk on perennial grains, cover crops will kick off cropping systems symposium

Sieglinde Snapp, a professor of soils and cropping systems ecology and associate director of the Center for Global Change at Michigan State University, will present a talk on March 27 titled “Cover Crops and Perennial Grains for Future Cropping Systems.” Her talk, which will take place at 12:20 p.m. in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, is part of the 2015 Sustainable Ag Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Ag Working Group in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Permaculture workshop at Auburn library to detail sustainable environmental … – Auburn Citizen

Permaculture workshop at Auburn library to detail sustainable environmental
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An upcoming seminar at Auburn's Seymour Library will discuss an environmentally friendly means of managing the environment. The topic of the discussion is permaculture, the concept of environmental management in a sustainable fashion, according to …

Working with nature is theme of environmental seminar – Chron.com


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Working with nature is theme of environmental seminar
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The Virginia native, an advocate of permaculture and sustainable gardening techniques, will share the details as guest speaker at Thursday's Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar. The 25-year-old lecture series, sponsored by the River Oaks Garden …

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Forrest Keeling celebrates chestnuts at annual event – Lincoln County Journal


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Forrest Keeling celebrates chestnuts at annual event
Lincoln County Journal
Dr. Gene Garrett, professor and former director of The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, will provide seminars on a variety of specialty crops through the day. Representatives of The Center will roast chestnuts throughout the day

New recording explores capacity of Northeast US to meet food, bioenergy needs

A recent lecture that explored the capacity of the Northeast US to meet its food and bioenergy needs is now available as an online recording. The lecture, delivered by Christian Peters of Tufts University, was part of the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Capacity of agriculture to meet food, bioenergy needs the topic of May 2 talk

Christian Peters, a crop and soil scientist at Tufts University, will present a talk on May 2 titled “Capacity of the Northeast to meet human dietary needs and the implications for sustainable food and bioenergy systems.” The event is part of the 2014 Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Series organized by the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Webinar to focus on climate change’s impacts on regional food systems

Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, which is directed by Stephan Goetz, a professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

FRIDAY 1/31: ‘Permaculture and Forest Farming for Non-Hippies’ by Jay Ford – Cape Charles Wave


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FRIDAY 1/31: 'Permaculture and Forest Farming for Non-Hippies' by Jay Ford
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Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia's next seminar is “Permaculture and Forest Farming for Non-Hippies,” 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 31, in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy., Melfa.

International degree program spawns graduate student seminars

Two Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences graduate students in entomology are building upon their international experiences by conducting a new graduate seminar series on tropical entomology. The students, Ariel Rivers and Loren Rivera-Vega, are enrolled in the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program, which provides students with international perspectives and expertise to strengthen their primary graduate degree.

Penn State, Cornell partner on vegetable, small-fruit programs

Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18. Presented by Penn State Extension in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension, the webinars will provide timely updates in vegetable and small-fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York and surrounding states.

Webinar highlights county’s effort to manage shale gas development

One northcentral Pennsylvania county’s struggle to keep up with the demands of shale-gas development is the subject of a Web-based seminar to be presented by Penn State Extension. Offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Bradford County Community Planning: Resources for the Community, will feature Ray Stolinas, planning director in Bradford County’s Office of Community Planning and Grants.

Food Week Activity: Friends of the Agroecology Network (FoCAN) seminar

Title: Food Week Activity: Friends of the Agroecology Network (FoCAN) seminar
Location: Building A-3, Sustainable Living Center, UCSC
Description: On Tuesday, October 22 from 6-8 pm join the Friends of the Community Agroecology Network (FoCAN) for a seminar on Cultivating a Daily Revolution: Food Sovereignty, Interculturality, and Social Justice
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2013-10-22
End Time: 20:00

Webinar to examine gas development in Loyalsock State Forest

Possible shale-gas development in the Loyalsock State Forest in Lycoming County will be the focus of a free, Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension. To be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 25, “Information on Potential Loyalsock State Forest Natural Gas Development” is a special presentation recently added to a monthly series of one-hour webinars.

Webinar to focus on effective citizen engagement in land-use planning

Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar showing community leaders how to better engage local citizens in issues surrounding land-use planning.
To be presented at noon and 7 p.m. on April 17, “Developing More Effective Citizen Engagement: A How-To Guide for Community Leaders,” will give participants thoughtful suggestions for dealing with and involving citizens in land-use decision making.

Webinar to cover land-use planning around renewable energy projects

Penn State Extension will offer a Web-based seminar focusing on the potential pros and cons of land-use planning related to renewable energy projects. To be presented at noon and 7 p.m. on March 20, “Renewable Energy Implementation and Land Use Regulations — Is There Conflict?” will give participants a look at the different categories of typical renewable energy projects, zoning and permitting challenges, and how municipalities have been responding.

Webinar examines link between shale gas and chemical manufacturing

A Web-based seminar focusing on the role of shale-gas development in chemical manufacturing will be presented by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. on Jan. 17. The one-hour webinar, “America’s New Industrial Revolution: A Renaissance for U.S. Chemical Manufacturing,” will feature Dan Borne, president of the Louisiana Chemical Association….

Internet brings interactive seminar to library – Hanna Herald

Internet brings interactive seminar to library
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6 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. about horticulture and permaculture. Apart from joining a number of video conferences, the library will be showcasing the etchings of Garry Newton, An Alberta artist that does primarily environmental, botanical and avian art

Webinar to cover proposed changes to Farm Bill conservation programs

Proposed changes to federal agricultural conservation programs being considered as part of the ongoing Farm Bill debate will be the focus of a Web-based seminar at noon Wednesday (Dec. 5). The webinar is sponsored by the National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center, a new, federally funded virtual center based in Penn State’s …

Webinar to analyze options for establishing the value of shale gas

A Web-based seminar, “Analyzing the Options for Monetizing the Shale Gas Resource,” will be presented by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The one-hour webinar will examine the growing supply and varying demand for natural gas produced from deep shale formations in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Uday Turaga, founder and chief …

Professor to give regional projects seminar

Richard Marini, department head and professor of horticulture in the Department of Plant Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, will give a seminar titled “Regional Projects: The North Central 140 Project as an Example” at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 19, in 101 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building on the University Park campus of Penn State. The …