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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - About Our Founder, Sam Cantrell
    lifetime alone Sam returned to this country convinced that we as a species are much closer to the edge than most Americans are willing to admit And he felt compelled to do what he could to rectify that situation Sam adopted a widely used maxim as his personal motto Think Globally Act Locally He came to understand that it doesn t just mean Think globally but since you don t

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  • Maysie's Farm Blog
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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Sustainable Agriculture Internships - Intern Application
    Program Intern Application Name Date of Birth optional Social Security Number optional Address Country of Citizenship Do you have a driver s license Do you have a vehicle Phone Would you need housing Dates of availability E mail Educational Background list schools attended degrees earned and dates Work Experience for recent positions list job title duties location and dates Relevant Experience list agricultural educational or conservation related experiences or interests

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Sustainable Agriculture Internships - SAITA Program
    they have also been experimenting with planting directly into rolled down cover crops Seedlings are raised in a heated greenhouse and high tunnels are used to extend the season and improve production of some crops Cover crops and compost are used to maintain soil fertility while irrigation both overhead and drip helps to ensure a good harvest even in the driest years Interns work at the Kimberton CSA from April through November Maysie s Farm Conservation Center Maysie s Farm Conservation Center is a nonprofit educational organization founded by Sam Cantrell and dedicated to the purpose of increasing public understanding of the importance of conservation and ecological thinking Maysie s Farm works with individuals families communities and educational institutions to encourage ecological living by demonstrating and advocating organic agriculture and Community Supported Agriculture Located in Glenmoore PA Maysie s Farm is a small farm educational center where sustainable agriculture interns work and learn year round Of the farm s sixty four acres seven are in beds which produce organic vegetables for the 170 member CSA a private school lunch program and a weekly farmers market Through the CSA and related educational programs Maysie s Farm is developing a community that is based on a local food supply and a commitment to ecological living North Slope Farm North Slope Farm is a 50 acre diversified organic farm located in central western New Jersey Primary cash crops are vegetables flowers and herbs grown on three acres Other management responsibilities include hay straw pasture fruit infrastructure waterways buffer zones woodlands wetlands and community involvement We serve a variety of markets including our retail farm stand off site farmers markets wholesale accounts and special projects Primary tillage and cultivation is done with both tractors and hand tools While we strive to improve the efficiency and mechanization of crop care the production crew remains the most valuable aspect To this end we have created a Stewardship Guild to invest in providing opportunities for hands on training Pennypack Farm Pennypack Farm was started as an organic CSA in 2003 by a community group who wanted access to locally grown organic vegetables No existing farmers nearby wanted to adopt the many new practices that an organic CSA would require so our group leased land from another non profit and hired four farm staff to begin to return fertility to the soil while growing shares of vegetables flowers and herbs to local families Being a 501 c 3 educational organization was essential to raising funds needed for the start up capital for equipment and buildings We have grown from offering 80 shares in 2003 to now over 300 families Two years ago we added free range chicken layers and broilers to the food we raise Educational programs include 1 000 kids from a nearby summer camp an intern program a monthly speakers series workshops about organic gardening and food preparation and preservation school field trips corporate volunteer days and more We learned many hard lessons that prepare us to consult with other groups on best ways to get a farm started Some of us would like to see a farm established every 5 miles in suburbia Pleasant Pastures Organic Acres Benuel and Anna Stoltzfus farm 69 acres in Honey Brook Chester County next door to where Ben grew up Beingamish they do this without electricity and motorized vehicles but with the help of their nine children ages 5 23 five of whom work fulltime on the farm Most of the farm is in pasture for their chickens pigs turkeys and dairy and beef cattle although they also grow vegetables for the family and fruit for use in their products The farm has been certified organic since 2000 They sell a wide range of raw milk dairy products all direct marketed through CARE Citizen s Alliance for Responsible Ecofarming to places as far away as New York and Virginia Quiet Creek Farm CSA John and Aimee Good are owners and operators of Quiet Creek Farm CSA located on land leased from the Rodale Institute in Kutztown PA The Goods manage a Community Supported Agriculture model farm serving a membership of 200 households growing over fifty different vegetable crops on 8 acres of certified organic farmland Members pick up their produce at the farm where they have access to the farm s Upick garden Quiet Creek Farm features a Real Foods marketplace which offers locally raised farm products such as natural and grassfed meats cheeses eggs honey etc for sale to members of the CSA community Quiet Creek Farm has been in operation since 2006 John and Aimee Good previously managed Charlestown Cooperative Farm for 4 years and apprenticed for 2 years in the CRAFT program in New England They are both originally from Emmaus PA Sankanac Farm CSA Located in Kimberton the Sankanac Farm CSA is a 15 acre biodynamic farm that is an integral component of the Camphill Kimberton Hills community for adults with mental disabilities Camphill Village is located on 420 acres that includes a dairy that produces raw biodynamic milk and an orchard with apples peaches pears a vineyard and more The Sankanac CSA is a 200 member CSA that has incorporated a significant livestock component into its operation Shellbark Hollow Farm Shellbark Hollow Farm is located in West Chester PA and makes award winning artisan goat cheeses cheese spreads yogurt and kefir from their purebred Nubian goats Everything is hand made on site packaged and delivered fresh to local markets restaurants vineyards and specialty shops Spoutwood Farm Rob and Lucy Wood manage a 26 acre farm 35 miles north of Baltimore Maryland and 15 miles south of York Pennsylvania Since 1996 Spoutwood has had on their front field a more than two acre organic CSA garden that had been fallow for the preceding ten years The CSA is one of a number of efforts in the farm s mission of reconnecting people and nature Spoutwood s dried flower business has been bringing nature s bounty

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  • Maysies Farm Conservation Center - Community Supported Agriculture - "Fresh from the Field" Newsletter
    make the change ourselves Be the change you want to see as Gandhi would say But it should be much easier and more efficient in this New Year than it has been in the recent past And let us be thankful for that I m especially thankful for the efforts you folks have been making to bring change to our food system and I encourage you to continue to be the change you want to see by using your purchasing power to demand high quality food in stores and restaurants by patronizing farmers markets and of course by joining a CSA And to facilitate that last action I ve attached our 2009 CSA Membership Form There are some changes right here in your CSA that you should be able to look forward to this coming season We will be accepting a reduced number of members compared to recent years so that even if our production is as problem plagued as last year we will be able to provide more bounteous shares to our smaller number of members And the steps we ve taken to avoid the re occurrence of those problems include employing our current staff of one Intern and two hourly workers straight through the winter to discourage them from seeking other opportunities aggressively pursuing any Intern inquiries that come our way and scheduling myself to participate in the new Job Fair at the PASA Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Conference in February Furthermore we re ahead of last year in that the beds have all been composted already and the irrigation system is in much better shape than it was last year You ll see on the attached membership form that we are again offering a discount to returning members who sign up promptly and you may notice

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  • "Understanding Agriculture" Teacher Training Workshops
    luncheon By condensing a growing season into a few hours you will get a good sense of where your food comes from and how your lifestyle choices affect the health of the planet as well as your own health You should leave with enough knowledge and skill to start your own school garden and with a commitment from Maysie s Farm Conservation Center to provide support for your own agricultural initiatives Day 2 is designed to help you understand Integrated Pest Management IPM and learn hands on activities that will assist you in meeting the Academic Standards for IPM You will explore the garden for pests and beneficial insects and then catch observe classify and identify what you have found After reviewing various control techniques you will participate in games learning exercises and demonstrations All will come away with a working understanding of the IPM triangle and an appreciation of IPM as a vehicle for encouraging critical thinking and developing decision making skills You will also leave with a list of helpful resources including Internet sites books and magazines To register please complete the information below Name Home Address Phone Number Email School Name Grade subject you teach How did

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  • Maysie's Farm Conservation Center - Beef, Poulty and Egg Options
    fresh grass Grass based farming means livestock are raised on grass and not confined By doing this the animals are happy and healthy so they rarely have to use any medications It is now a proven fact that grass fed meat is much healthier then meat that has never seen the light of day Grass fed meat is higher in omega 3 fatty acid conjugated lineolic acid CLA and beta

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  • Maysies Farm Conservation Center - Community Supported Agriculture - "Fresh from the Field" Newsletter
    s Farm takes place this Friday December 12 from 5pm to 9pm at Wendell August Forge and Ten Thousand Villages in Exton Wendell August offers hand crafted metal giftware made on site in their forge Ten Thousand Villages has handmade gifts from around the world You ll have a chance to find unique gifts at both stores and your purchases will help Maysie s Free tours will be offered throughout the evening at both stores In addition we ll have local wines and cheeses for you to sample as you shop The stores are located just off the intersection of Main Street and Woodcutter Street in the MainStreet at Exton shopping complex We hope to see you there Also if you ordered a holiday turkey from Ben Stoltzfus he will be delivering them on Friday December 19 Remember the Maysie s store is open on Fridays all winter Ben will continue to deliver on Fridays order online by noon on Wednesday and there is salmon available too no pre order Sam has arranged for a delivery of Sweetwater Breads this Friday and whatever doesn t sell that day will go into the freezer Unfortunately there are no more chickens from Green Haven Farm available this year Enjoy the holidays Colleen December 3 2008 Greetings If you used our website ordering system to place an order with Ben this week PLEASE CALL BEN TO CONFIRM YOUR ORDER 717 768 3437 Because there are no more CSA pickup dates on the online calendar the system got confused and sent error messages to the webmaster He is correcting the problem and everything should be all set starting next week but he s afraid that some of this week s orders may have been lost So if you re planning on picking up an

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