of Chester County, PA
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Tours of the sustainable vineyard and winery operations, as well as the owners' passive solar home. Meet and greet friends and colleagues while nibbling hors dourves from some of the local farms, and of course, tasting the fruits of the vine.
See below for further details and purchase tickets.
Join us for a special afternoon of autumn splendor at one of Chester County's gems. On October 4th our hosts will be STARGAZERS Vineyard and Winery, owned and operated by Alice and John Weygandt. The Vineyard overlooks the Brandywine Creek from its south facing slopes just north of Unionville, PA.
Guests will be treated to tours of the sustainable vineyard and winery operations, as well as the owners' passive solar home. Meet and greet friends and colleagues while nibbling hors dourves from some of the local farms, and of course, tasting the fruits of the vine. Learn about the unique history of this beautiful part of the county, close to the Mason Dixon Line, and the lore of the Stargazer's Stone.
Come spend a relaxing afternoon on October 4th from 2 - 5 pm at Stargazers Winery. Tickets are $10 for general admission and tours, $15 tickets include the tasting of 5 wines. More details along with directions will follow. Sign up using sierrastargazers.eventbrite.com
For questions contact Leslie Siebert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the sustainable practices of Stargazers at www.stargazersvineyard.com/sustainability-at-stargazers
The Brandywine Conservancy, the Guardians of the Brandywine and Victory Brewing Company are organizing atree planting - 1000 trees at Wyebrook Farm along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. Riparian buffers containing trees and grass help to keep the Brandywine clean and safe for the many communities downstream that use the water for drinking (and brewing!) We are looking for volunteers on that day to help plant the trees (families encouraged). Wyebrook will provide volunteers with snacks and Victory will provide liquid refreshment (beer and root beer).
A great presentation by Annemarie Cantrel on the science, psuedo-science, lack of transparency and regulation and credible testing, conflicting test results, reluctance to label, farmers fear of going against industry sead giants and local legislation that takes some small steps to inform the public about what we are buying and eating.
Annemarie has graciously offered to share her presentation with us. Download it here.
The audience of approximately 100 represented people from the Chester County area as well as those traveling from Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Some of the organizations giving testimony were Phila. Clean Air Council, Berks Gas Truth, Penn Future and the Pipeline Safety Coalition. The natural gas industry presented testimony from the Association of Petroleum Industries of PA and the Outreach Coordinator for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.
Read more on Protect
UPDATE - PennEnvironment is organizing a comment site to tell the DEP to ban the use of fracking waste pits. Click here.
Pipelines in Chester County
High density housing in W Bradford – Embreeville Hospital site