Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture 
Society Notes
November 9, 2017

Next Event: Field Trip to Mountain Laurel Spirits
Join us for a trip for a tasting and discussion of producing Dad’s Hat Rye Whiskey from locally procured grains.
Robert Dinneen presented to PSPA at November Meeting
Mr. Robert Dinneen, CEO Renewable Fuels Association led us in a discussion of the industry that transforms grains and other ag materials into biofuels, corn oil and distillers’ grains, as well as current biofuels policy.
NY Times: How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet
A seed bank containing 155,000 varieties of the region’s main crops, a sort of agricultural archive of the Fertile Crescent - faced extinction. ..   MORE>
Farming Notes
October 2017
Check out the latest Farming Notes and updates from member and Ex-President Duncan Allison...   MORE>
October's PSPA Meeting Featured a Presentation on Castle Valley Mill's History and Future
Fran and Mark Fischer presented at the October PSPA Luncheon Meeting about the Castle Valley Mill’s restored 18th century mill ...   MORE>
NY TIMES: The Chickens Come Home to Roost on Long Island’s North Fork
The latest newcomers to flock to Eastern Long Island’s North Fork, between Riverhead and Greenport, are not seeking some cutting-edge new vacation spot.
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Lundale Farm - Farm to Feet Trail Run and Celebrations 

Lundale Farm will hold its 3rd Farm to Feet 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, November 12. The run will begin at 9:00 and the walk will begin at 9:30. Start and Finish will be held at the French Creek Elementary School, Coventryville Road, Pottstown. Run the Horseshoe and French Creek Trails at Lundale Farm, enjoy the scenery, and support your local farmers! All proceeds will benefit Lundale Farm, Inc., a not-for-profit supporting beginning and expanding farmers.  Click here to register .

How to Use the PSPA Library Online 

Last year the Historical and Library Committee worked on some reorganization of the online access to the PSPA Library and set-up some clear directions for use. On www.pspaonline's website, click “Resources,” then “ Library and Archive .” You will see a collection of options. Click “ How to Search the Penn Libraries Online Catalog ” and the instructions for use will come up. If you wish to learn more about the collections, on the website, click “Resources,” then “Library and Archive,” then “ Introduction ."