Events: February – March 2011

As Spring arrives and our thoughts turn to the outdoors, here is an evolving list of upcoming local events. Please also see the previous post below for additional information about ongoing events and news.

Daylight hours are increasing and spring is “just around the corner,” according to one furry forecaster.  If you’ve been eagerly looking through the seed catalogs that have come in the mail or are just beginning to think about spring planting, here’s an opportunity co-sponsored by Northwest Pennsylvania Growers’ Co-operative and GHUUC:

The Open Pollinated Seed Advantage
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011

at Ginger Hill Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s building in Slippery Rock (174 South Main Street, located just behind the first row of businesses near the public parking lot.)

Join local farmers, gardeners, and community members at this informative session and seed-exchange event. Octavia Elder, manager for Northwest Pennsylvania Growers’ Co-operative, willl explain benefits of saving and planting open-pollinated seeds and heirloom varieties, as well as some of the issues associated with genetically modified (GMO) seeds and plants.  Participants are encouraged to bring seeds that they have saved for exchanging with others after the presentation.  Some seeds may also be available for sale to those who don’t have seeds to trade.  This program is free and open to the public, and will last approximately two hours.
For more information, contact Octavia at or 724-712-3863.