Every day: Eating local helps sustain local farms, protect agricultural land from suburban sprawl, connects us to the land around us, and gets you fresher food. Urban Foodworks has created a great guide to where you can find local food at stores, restaurants, markets,
Every week: The Allegheny Front, Pittsburgh's own environmental radio show, explores myriad topics relevant to the lives of people in our region. Locally, listen Wednesdays at 7 p.m. on WYEP 91.3FM, or listen online any time. The program has spread across the region, now playing on other stations including WIUP, WPSU, and WRFA.
From PASA: With Pennsylvania weighing in as the #3 PUMPKIN growing state in the nation, you'll have no trouble finding one to adorn your stoop! Take time to reflect on October's glorious bounty, tap into your inner-ghoul and visit a local farm to take delight in apples, pumpkins, seasonal squashes and gourds of all kinds!
Be sure not to miss these opportunities to join in the festivities:
Visit the BFBL website to find more pumpkins in your area.
They’re seeking a diversity of people so that everyone can both “reach a hand up for help, and reach a hand down to help others.” At a time when people are economically stressed, All Around’s networking, support and skill-building can help build personal power.
The 1½ hour format allows 30 minutes for goal attainment support; 30 minutes for the Action Time (learning skills through Skill Exchange, getting feedback through Sounding Board, or doing advocacy); 15 minutes for Networking and celebrating accomplishments; and 15 minutes for the After Café social time.
The program begins Monday Dec. 8th, 7:00-8:30 pm , at the Garfield Community Center , 113 N. Pacific Ave. To learn more, visit www.meetup.com/all-around or call 412-363-9792.
You are invited to attend this special workshop for parents, educators and professionals. You will learn how to identify children whose vision restricts learning, how the way children see the world affects their behavior, how to build school performance by enhancing vision, how to perform assessments and tests of vision skills and how and why vision development therapy works.
Dr. Elisa Beck is a developmental optometrist and specializes in working with children and adults with learning related visual issues, natural vision improvement and optometric vision training. She will present this free workshop on Sunday, December 7, 2008, from 1:00-2:30 PM at 4203 Murray Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA. Please RSVP to 412-491-0303.