“Forward, Always Forward, Everywhere Forward”

Boniface Wimmer

These words were spoken by Boniface Wimmer, O.S.B., the founding abbot of Saint Vincent Archabbey located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Boniface Wimmer immigrated to the United States with a small group of Benedictine monks in the mid 1800’s from Bavaria. As an extension, his work…

PASA’s 2016 “Farming for the Future” Conference

Each year, as the doldrums of Winter settle in here in Pennsylvania, folks from around the country gather in Central Pennsylvania for one of the nation’s premiere and long-standing sustainable ag conferences – PASA’s “Farming for the Future” Conference! PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable…

All Part of A Bigger Picture

On Tuesday afternoon, January 19, myself and other members of the board of the Headwaters Charitable Trust (HWCT)¬†took a field trip to the Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative (TOG) located in the beautiful rolling south central mountains of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988. In TOG’s own…

Winter Fields, Ridgway Chainsaw Rendezvous

The snow is insulating everything…the hopyard, the upper fields…the sound. I threw on the snowshoes and headed up to the hopyard, and where our high tunnel use to stand. It is now a pile of scrap metal waiting to be hauled off for recycling….