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Thursday, September 16, 2021

New Community Garden in Oakbrook seeks to Reduce Food Insecurity

The 18th Wonder Improvement Association celebrated the opening of a new community garden on Friday at the Berks County Community Health Center in Oakbrook. “Cultivating Community Garden in...

Berks Agricultural Resource Network Kicks-Off Summer B.A.R.N.OPOLY Challenge

Berks Agricultural Resource Network recently launched a fun way to support local farmers and roadside stands. On Monday, the organization launched the B.A.R.N.OPOLY challenge to celebrate and...

PA Dairymen’s Association Celebrates National Dairy Month with Milkshakes in West Lawn

The famous Farm Show milkshakes made an appearance in West Lawn Wednesday thanks to the PA Dairymen’s Association. Celebrating National Dairy Month, the pop-up event was held...

Dept. of Ag Demonstrates Safe, Effective Trap for Spotted Lanternflies

Last week in Harrisburg, a specialist from the PA Department of Agriculture demonstrated how homeowners can use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of destructive Spotted...

Berks Conservation District Awarded Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant

The Berks County Conservation District was awarded an urban agriculture conservation grant through a partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts and the U.S. Department of...

Berks Farmers Receive Funding to Support Agricultural Projects

Seven agricultural projects will receive funding in Berks, Lebanon, Lancaster Counties through the First Industries Fund. These projects, located in three counties, will help existing farms expand their operations,...

Berks Farmers Receive $1.8 Million to Support Agricultural Projects

Five agricultural projects being funded through the First Industries Fund were announced Tuesday. The projects will help existing farms expand their operations, bring in additional revenue, and...

Conservation District Distributes Spotted Lanternfly Banding Material

The Berks Conservation District hosted a Spotted Lanternfly Banding Material Giveaway Friday morning at the Agricultural Center in Leesport. A drive-thru was setup in front of the Ag...

Councilwoman Sihelnik Launches Victory Garden Initiative to “Cultivate Community”

City of Reading Councilwoman Lucine Sihelnik has announce “Cultivating Community,” a new collaborative initiative focused on historic victory gardening and food security in the City of Reading....

Berks Parks and Recreation Offering Maple Sugaring Workshops

Learn the art of Maple Sugaring with the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. Park staff will show participants how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, then...
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