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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Maysie's Farm Calendar
    Works Join the CSA Crop Schedule Availability Newsletter Contact Us 2011 Calendar All events are at Maysie s Farm unless otherwise indicated Join us on June 11th and 12th for Maysie s FarmFest 2011 The Conservation Concert Enjoy local food

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Outreach Programs
    between Maysie s Farm and the Montgomery School in support of the School s strategic goal relating to nutrition Montgomery School Fourth grade students working with a Maysie s Farm teacher prepare to transplant spinach which will be served to them this winter in their school dining room Another component of the Farm and School Partnership is the creation of a demonstration garden on the school grounds where the students staff and parents will be able to grow vegetables similar to the foods that are being introduced into the school dining room from the farm Also inter disciplinary lessons will be taught in the new garden and may include subjects such as math fine arts language arts and the sciences Maysie s Farm has been awarded a 2 500 grant from the Arthur and Marjorie Miller Fund of the Chester County Community Foundation to assist the School with creating the garden in the upcoming school year The Montgomery School will provide matching funds of 1 500 through fund raising activities to complete the project The school garden project began early in the 2006 2007 school year with the recruitment of a variety of individuals including students parents and staff who established a committee to take the lead in this project Maysie s Farm staff arranged visits to gardens at other local schools with which they have been involved and introduced the committee members to their peers at those schools In the fall of 2006 the garden was established consisting of nine raised beds filled with compost and planted in a winter cover crop Teachers and students are looking forward to their first season of gardening By incorporating the garden into existing curricula students and teachers will be engaged in researching appropriate crops and production techniques Initially Maysie s Farm will help supervise the growing process and facilitate the learning process but ultimately the school garden will effectively integrate the topics of agriculture and nutrition into the daily routine at school and the school community will thoroughly own the concept of a garden that is both a teaching tool and a food producing site Links The Outreach program is facilitated in connection with many local and national organizations including the following The Community Food Security Coalition is a non profit North American organization dedicated to building strong sustainable local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable nutritious and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times They seek to develop self reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing manufacturing processing making available and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice democracy and sustainability The Food Trust s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable nutritious food Founded in 1992 the Trust works to improve the health of children and adults promote good nutrition increase access to nutritious foods and advocate for better public policy The White Dog Cafe Foundation envisions a

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Educational Programs
    agriculture Because many teachers are unfamiliar with agriculture we have scheduled a series of on farm teacher training workshops this summer Through hand on activities that they can adapt to their school environments teachers will be exposed to topics such as soil health integrated pest management and the differences between organic and conventional farming The overall outcome of the School Programs is that students come to understand the reality of where their food comes from and the impact that their lifestyle decisions can have on the ecological health of the earth Additionally a valuable lesson learned is that hard work can be fun Children s Cooking Camps at Maysie s Farm Maysie s Farm is happy to present Children s Cooking Camps again this year This is a special opportunity for children to come together to learn where their food comes from expand their taste buds and make proper choices when learning to nourish themselves During the weeklong hands on program each child will learn how food grows They will be given the opportunity to seed transplant harvest and prepare healthy seasonallyl inspired dishes Kitchen safety cooking techniques and introduction to international cuisines are all part of the curriculum Each week s curriculum is tailored to the ability of the different age groups You will find the camp schedule below Upon registration parents will recieve a form to fill out regarding any allergies food restrictions or other needs We are very willing to accomodate any requests for special diets And all picky eaters are welcome Please share the information with all parents WEEK 1 July 11th July 15th 9am 1 pm 6 9 year olds CSA price 225 per child Non member price 250 WEEK 2 July 18 July 22nd 9am 2 pm 10 12 year olds CSA price 250

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Board of Directors & Staff
    Force appointed by the Chester County Commissioners in 2007 to work on reducing greenhouse emissions In addition she also led a Local Food Production segment for the GHGR s Ag and Forestry committee With a background in graphic design media and television she coordinated all the promotional efforts for the Task Force including flyers brochures and produced videos for online and public access tv She grew up in Princeton NJ is Treasurer of the West Whiteland Township Historic Commission and has a broad interest in sustainability and preservation of green space organic farming and gardening Colleen Cranney Colleen Cranney is a long time Maysie s Farm member and volunteer At Maysie s she has taught various workshops written the weekly CSA Updates helped with administrative work coordinated the SAITA program for interns and helped in the barn on distribution days A former high school teacher Colleen now works part time as an environmental educator at the Brandywine Valley Association and Paradise Farm David Kline Education Chair David Kline brings enthusiasm for education and an appreciation for natural habitats and sustainable living s the education chair for MFCC David grew up in the Adirondack region of New York where he spent

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Crop schedule and availability
    CSA Home Farm Calendar Maysie s Farm Conservation Center How Membership Works Join the CSA Newsletter Contact Us

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - What is Community Supported Agriculture?
    attached They take satisfaction in regularly visiting the farm and approving the farming practices that produce the food they eat They can choose to enjoy the experience of harvesting vegetables at the peak of ripeness while taking comfort in the knowledge that they don t have to do all or any of the work necessary to produce those delicious vegetables They can be involved in selecting the crops to be grown and can customize their share to accommodate their particular preferences Members of a CSA can also take pride in belonging to a community dedicated to supporting ecologically sustainable agriculture and the preservation of open space With each visit to the farm adults and children alike reaffirm the connection to nature that is obscured by most modern lifestyles The farmer operating a CSA benefits by having a secure contracted market for his produce by receiving his payment in the spring when he needs it the most and by receiving direct feedback from his consumers so that he can tailor his production to meet their needs The time he invests in marketing occurs in the winter months rather than during the growing season when he must concentrate on producing food Many

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - How Farm Membership Works
    available Monday 1 00 7 00 p m Friday 12 00 6 00 p m And within the limits of the harvest further choice is possible at pick up when members can select their vegetables according to their needs Quantity Guidelines which help members assess the quantities appropriate for their share sizes are flexible enough to accommodate personal preferences A variety of vegetables selected to meet your needs Members preferences are also important in determining which crops and which specific varieties are grown The crop availability chart shows the expected harvest seasons for some of the crops grown at Maysie s Farm Opportunity to participate in the garden but no work requirement Certain crops such as peas beans cherry tomatoes blackberries herbs and flowers are available on a pick your own basis That is members are able to harvest them at their convenience in the quantities that they need This policy encourages members to get out into the garden to experience the sensation of eating peas for example right off the vine and to share with their children the wonder of seeing tiny seedlings mature and yield beautiful delicious nutritious food Our cooperative partners offer local organically raised beef pastured

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Past, Present, & Future
    when the Federal government opened the Conservation Reserve Program the farm qualified as heavily eroded cropland We entered it into the Conservation Reserve Program implemented a conservation plan and agreed to keep the fields out of production for at least ten years Now the time has come for the farm to move on to its next incarnation We could grow houses as most of the other farms in the area

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