The Community Resilience Action Network of Erie (CRANE)
present their fourth annual summit: 
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Erie County Agriculture & Our Climate: The New Normal

Interact personally with local farmers that have experienced growing and adapting in a changing climate. Learn about topics such as pest management, home gardens, canning and preserving, starting your own garden, buying locally, and more. There will be a raffle of a small CSA share from Northwest Pennsylvania Growers Cooperative and tickets will be available for sale at the summit. Breakfast is also included! 

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When: April 1, 2017, from 9:00 Am to 12:30 PM

Where: Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Erie PA

Who: All audiences are invited to attend

Why: Through this summit, we hope to raise awareness about the impacts our local farmers are facing as climate changes and how our general public can help by buying locally and sustainably.

Tentative Agenda:

9 AM- 10:30 AM: Breakfast Panel (Room 112)

"Farmer's experience with Changing Climate"- Tim Burch, owner of Burch farms; Roberta Dudas, owner of Dudas Farms; Any Muza, Extension Educator with a focus on agriculture; Wendy Elliot, owner of Earth and Vine Farm

10:40 AM- 11:30 AM: Breakout Session 1

Room 110- Wendy Elliot: "Canning and Preserving Food"

Room 108- Dave Brennan and Carrie Sachse: "Urban agriculture and zoning in Erie"

11:40AM-12:30 PM: Breakout Session 2

Room 110- Ellen Diplacido and Mike Bailey: "Pest Disease Management for Home Gardens"

Room 108- Andrew Wolfe: "Garden Startup and Resources"

12:30 PM- Summit wrap-up and Raffle Drawing (must be present to win!)


 The summit is free of charge, but participants must register for the event by March 29, 2017. To register, e-mail and note the number of guests in your group.

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The first 50 participants to register will receive a free "buying and growing local" kit. Limit one per family. Register now!! 


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Saturday, April 1, 2017
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Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011