How We Celebrated Fall With Our Friends of Fresh Water

800 450 Stroud Water Research Center

By Jessica Provinski

Wine & Whiskey for Water

A crackling fire at The Stone Barn on October 19 was the perfect backdrop for delicious pairings of Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, Vox Vineti wine, The Farm at Doe Run cheese, and Éclat Chocolate as we celebrated some of our favorite fall indulgences. The Stone Barn’s chef incorporated the pairing choices into the menu, and guests dined on lamb chops encrusted with Eclat Chocolate and a demi glaze using Vox Vineti’s Polyphony, the bacon wrapped figs were stuffed with a fresh cheese from The Farm at Doe Run.

Dave Arscott, the Stroud Center’s executive director, asked guests at the Wine & Whiskey for Water event to reflect on how access to clean fresh water impacts all of us, and it’s an essential part of growing the plants and feeding the animals used to produce our favorite indulgences.

Thank you to our sponsors: Head Distiller – BB&T, With a Twist – Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated, and On the Rocks – Diamond State Financial Group.

Premiere of Healthy Soil and Water Documentary

An appropriately rainy night on October 11 greeted guests who attended the premiere of “Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. This film was produced in partnership with the Lancaster County Conservancy and PA No-Till Alliance, and the premiere was shown as part of the Lancaster Agricultural Council’s Ag Week festivities.

Photos from Lancaster County Agriculture Council’s Facebook page.

Farmers, conservationists, and the general public turned up to enjoy refreshments courtesy of Turkey Hill, Kirchner Beverage, and Weis Markets before entering the auditorium to watch the film which was produced by Natural Light Films. A panel discussion with the farmers who took part in the documentary followed the showing, and they had the opportunity to share their story, and how cover cropping and a commitment to soil health has not only helped their crops, but also helped the streams and creeks running through their property.

Thank you to our sponsors, Mark and Anna Myers, president of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, and Ernst Conservation Seeds.

Did You Miss the Premiere?

The next showing of the film will be at the Stroud Center on January 17 with a snow date of January 24. Make sure to subscribe to our e-news for updates!