Our Region’s Business hits the road to northern Allegheny County, the site of our region’s latest asset dedicated to sustainability — Chatham University’s Eden Hall campus. The university recently broke ground on the 388 acre site, which once functioned as a retreat for female employees of the H.J. Heinz Company. When complete, the campus will welcome 1,200 resident students and will have an extremely limited environmental footprint. David Hassenzahl, dean of Chatham’s School of Sustainability and the Environment is joined by Alice Julier, program director of Chatham’s Food Studies Program to discuss the campus and its integration with the broader Chatham mission.
Happy Animals Yield Healthy, Tasty Meat at North Woods Ranch
This is certainly not your grocery store variety of beef and pork. North Wood Ranch’s ultra-organic animal rearing practices are producing some of the healthiest and tastiest meat you can find anywhere. The Marshal Township ranch is the brainchild of Oliver Griswold, a one-time aeronautical engineer who decided to create the ranch after reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
Urban Farming Takes Hold in Pittsburgh at Healcrest Urban Farm
Successful farming can no doubt be difficult in any location, but how about in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh? With a background in community development, Maria Graziana set out to answer this question after acquiring nearly two acres of land in the city’s Garfield neighborhood to establish Healcrest Urban Farm. Graziana discusses the idea behind the farm, which sits on the site of several abandoned home lots.
Chatham University Receives Chemical Landmark Designation From The American Chemical Society
On the heals of the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Silent Spring,” Chatham University is being recognized by the American Chemical Society for the work of it’s most recognizable alum in transforming the thinking of the nation’s chemical industry. Patricia DeMarco, director of Chatham’s Rachel Carson Institute discusses Carson’s impact on the chemical industry and the importance of this recognition for the university.
Our Region’s Business airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on WPXI-TV. Hosted by the Allegheny Conference’s Bill Flanagan, the 30-minute business affairs program is co-produced with Cox Broadcasting. The program is rebroadcast on PCNC-TV at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, and at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. It also airs Sundays on WJAC-TV (Johnstown-Altoona) at 6 a.m. and WTOV-TV (Wheeling-Steubenville) at 6:30 a.m.