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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...

Saucony Creek Brewing Wins Best of Show in Farm Show Competition

Opening day of the 2020 Farm Show, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Cheryl Cook announced winners of the second annual Pennsylvania Farm Show Beer Competition. Saucony Creek Brewing Company of...

PA Agriculture Secretary visits Reading in fourth annual Urban Agriculture Week

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is traveling the commonwealth this week to visit 11 urban farms and ag operations in the cities of Reading, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. On...

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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Ceremony in Berks Celebrates 600,000 Acres of Farmland Preserved across Pennsylvania

The Wolf Administration announced Thursday that Pennsylvania’s nation-leading farmland preservation program has reached more than 600,000 acres of farmland preserved, leaving it forever safeguarded from future residential,...

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....

Ag. Secretary reveals 2022 PA Farm Show theme: Harvesting More

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced Thursday that the 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show will run from Saturday, January 8 through Saturday, January 15 and will be hosted at...

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...

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...

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,...