It is a pretty different conference than the MidAtlantic convention. Instead of giant equipment, nursery stock companies, and my beloved cider contest there is a diverse range of supplies for keeping and processing chickens, a large handful of organic fertilizer companies, and a huge (I mean massive) silent auction....oh and lots of yummy food!
However the biggest difference in the PASA and the MidAtlantic is the average age of the attendees. It is a very young conference. The average was probably around 30.
I really liked being at the conference and feel like I took away a lot of interesting information. I have a bunch of fun ideas and hope that I can transition current practices to some new ones. So stay tuned as the season starts to see some new things we're going to try to implement.
And now for the pictures....
|"Grow like a Boss"|
|baby fig trees|
|a fun silent auction item. first question: do you know what kohlrabi looks like? All of our Buying Club members do!|
|espresso + chocolate milk = heaven|
|tools designed for "groundbreaking women"|
|shrubs in every flavor|
|seeds with great packaging to get kids involved in the garden|
|another great sign posted on the conference walls|
|live plants for sale|