Growers' Series: Shifting Weather Patterns

Discussion on grower concerns, solutions, and work-arounds for weather-related issues facing gardeners and growers today.
Growers' Series: Shifting Weather Patterns - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Length: 2 hours
Language: English

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Is it too cloudy and too little sun, or is it too much rain? Are the seasons hotter, longer, shorter, or wetter? What should growers cultivate or grow when there is too much rain and not enough sun? Which edible crops thrive in temperatures and environments that change? What can a farmer or gardener do to mitigate fluctuating global and regional climate patterns? Join Michelle Lawson, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Agricultural Programs at Share Food Program, for a discussion about weather-related issues facing gardeners and growers today and possible solutions for minimizing the effects of varying microclimates and macroclimates, including maintaining a successful crop yield.

This workshop is part of the Penn State Extension Growers’ Series, a free/donation-based, monthly educational workshop series (October-May) that highlights Philadelphia-based growers implementing innovative, sustainable agricultural practices in their production spaces and their communities. Held in various locations across the city, each workshop is hosted in partnership with and led by Philadelphia-based grower(s). Workshops feature a combination of formal instruction, interactive activity, and discussion and program participants are encouraged to actively contribute.

In the event inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled. Notice will be given via the email or phone number provided at point of registration the morning of the event. The snow date for this event is Tuesday, February 13th from 6-8p at The Penn State Center Philadelphia.

Who is this for?

Urban farmers, gardeners, and growers in southeastern Pennsylvania

What will you learn?

Tips and tools for mitigating the effects of shifting climate patterns on crop yield and ways to positively impact weather patterns through sustainable agricultural practices.


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