The Orners Receive Sustainable Ag Business Award at PASA Conference

Posted: January 30, 2015

Claire and Rusty Orner of Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Learning will receive PASA's Sustainable Ag Business Award on Saturday morning of the PASA conference at the Plenary.

We are happy to recognize active PA WaGN members, Claire and Rusty Orner, who will receive the Sustainable Ag Business Leadership Award at the PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) annual Farming for the Future Conference, Feb. 3-7th. Owners and operators of Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living since 1996, Claire have served on the PA WaGN Steering Committee since its beginnings in 2005.  Claire and Rusty are dedicated to education on their farm, offering seminars on a wide range of topics focusing primarily on sustainable practices such as organic farming, using solar and wind energy, and whole-foods nutrition.  Between the two of them they offer a wide array of experience and expertise, from Geology, Biology and Herb Growing, to K-12 Education general, biology and environmental science curriculum.  They are committed to environmental education accessible to all age groups through seminars and workshops, and became a non-profit educational farm in 2003.  On the schedule for 2015 are classes and events such as Herbal Soap Making, Sprouted Grain Break Making and a Contra Dance and Potluck.  More information about upcoming classes and events is available at their website,

The Orners will speak at the PASA PASAbilities Plenary on Saturday, February 7th.  Interested attendees can purchase a Saturday Keynote Only admission.  To register and view a full schedule of conference programming, visit