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6 Secret Keys to Lead a Happy Life

You know what? Happiness is a state of mind. You are and you can be as happy as feel. So, stop thinking how to remain happy even under stressful conditions. Happiness is a matter of choice.…


Added by Alisha Kapoor on October 29, 2015 at 11:34pm — No Comments

Welcome, Shipping Container

Yes, this is a big rusty metal shipping container. Your probably wondering why MEVO is posting a picture of it, huh?

Well that’s because this shipping container is the official MEVO Shipping Container, a big beautiful and dry place where we can store our machinery and tools.

So welcome to the family MEVO Shipping Container. We're glad to have you.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 29, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Observe the praying mantis...

Observe this praying mantis at our MEVO Bergen County Educational Farm. This amazing insect is part of the flora and fauna that compose the forest surrounding our farm in Campgaw State Park.

So if you want to enjoy nature, grow food sustainably, and have a great time, stop by the farm. We’d be glad to have you.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 24, 2015 at 5:12pm — No Comments

The Trash Wars Continue

This summer MEVO took on the trash of Stag Hill with the help of some amazing interns, dedicated volunteers, and a few bulldozers courtesy of the Mahwah DPW. In the process we removed hundreds of tons of trash out of the woods of Stag Hill, cleaning up the community in the process.

MEVO has big plans for taking out the trash of Stag Hill for the year ahead, with plenty of clean-ups as well. We’ll need the help of many a volunteer to make them happen.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 23, 2015 at 7:09pm — No Comments

The Honeybee Expansion

Observe a MEVO volunteer keeping some bees at our Bergen Community College farm. This year has been a big year in beekeeping for MEVO, with up to 17 hives being cared for. And with 2016, we hope to have 40 beehives in operation, harvesting hundreds of pounds of honey in the process.

If you want to be part of this great honeybee expansion, stay tuned for more information in the coming months. We'd be glad to have you join us.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 22, 2015 at 5:53pm — No Comments

The Sight of Sharp

Take in the sight of employees of Sharp Electronics in Mahwah doing some amazing volunteer work at MEVO’s educational farm. Sharp has given electronics as prizes for our volunteer events, donations to MEVO, and of course many a volunteer for some of our biggest events.

It’s thanks to partners like Sharp that MEVO is able to do the work they do. Thank you Sharp Electronics for your contributions.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 20, 2015 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Eric and the Eggplant

Eric Fuchs-Stengel is smiling and holding an eggplant at the same time. Why? That’s because this eggplant, along with over a thousand pounds of fresh produce, was harvested at MEVO’s Bergen County Educational Farm. This produce will go to feed hungry families in Northern New Jersey through the Center For Food Action.

Eric hopes to have many more harvests like this in the years ahead, as our educational farm transforms sustainability in New Jersey.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 18, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Care to Stop By?

This is a scene of the MEVO Farm, on October 12, 2015. Our green tool storage shed, our MEVO truck, a compost cage, and a trailer. And beyond this photo, there is a nascent food forest, rows of swales and raised beds growing crops, and many a volunteer working to make this farm the best it can be.

This is the MEVO Farm. Care to stop by?…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 17, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

This Sunday, A Farm Day

Check out these fresh crops: peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, all harvested from our MEVO Educational Farm. If you're interested in growing food like this, building raised beds, and moving compost come stop by our farm.

We'll be having an event this Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the farm, on 200 Campgaw Road in Mahwah, New Jersey. We look forward to seeing you there.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 16, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

The Ol' MEVO Truck

Check out this beautiful side view of the MEVO Truck. Big, blue, beautiful, and hauling illegal dumping away from Stag Hill and various supplies to our educational farm. That is what the MEVO Truck is all about.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 15, 2015 at 6:06pm — No Comments

A Visit from Karin

A few weeks ago, MEVO Board Member Karin LaGreca visited our MEVO educational to take a look at the work we have gotten done so far.

She was impressed. Over 1,000 pounds of food harvested, regular educational events, and plans to introduce honeybees and chickens onto our farm for the spring season. These are some of the things that MEVO has done and plans to do.

Thank you Karin, and other board members of MEVO for the work you have done to make this happen. We are grateful for…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 14, 2015 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Mycological Happenings

Observe Isaac Rozenberg, along with MEVO Assistant Farm Manager Isabel Arrieche, demonstrating some mushrooms they have grown in a mushroom spawn workshop, and which will be playing a major part in the MEVO educational farm.

If you’re interested in mycological (mushroom studying) material like this, keep posted for more events.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 13, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

An Ode to the Farmer's Market

Happy National Farmer's Day, everyone! Yes, today is the day that honors all American farmers. And MEVO would like to thank all the people and organizations that have helped make our farming so amazing.

The MEVO farmers we are grateful for include: Isabel Arrieche, Pete Hauenstein, Joshua and Isaac Rozenberg, Ryan Martens, Niquira Velez, Mark Woolf, Phaezon Peak, Kristen Andrada, Aleksie Mosca, and all our past farm crew members and volunteers.

And let's not forget all of our…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 12, 2015 at 7:46pm — No Comments

A Two-For-One Deal

Want to clean-up a community? Want to work on a farm? This Sunday, you don't have to choose between the two because MEVO will be having a clean-up at Stag Hill and farm work at our educational farm.

The clean-up goes from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the farm work from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. So point to the left, and help out MEVO this Sunday.…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 10, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The MEVO 2015 Dream Team

Meet the MEVO dream team that has played such a big part in our work this summer.

From right to left: Peter Hauenstein, clutch volunteer and caretaker of the MEVO native plant food forest. Josh & Isaac Rozenberg, farm designers extraordinaire and the builders of our two-acre MEVO educational farm. Ryan Martens, 2015 Earth Crew Leader and current MEVO General Manager. And finally, MEVO Executive Director and Founder, Eric Fuchs-Stengel.

Thank you dream team for the amazing…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 7, 2015 at 8:09pm — No Comments

The Sight of the Farm...

Check out the sight of our MEVO Farm earlier this June. Since the time this photo was taken, we've added a fence all along the farm, harvested over 1,000 pounds of summer produce for donation to local food banks, and built many a raised bed.

If all this stuff sounds intriguing to you, MEVO is having a farm event this Sunday, October 11th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, where we'll be having all kinds of fall festivities.

If you're interested in more information, RSVP us at the…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 6, 2015 at 7:46pm — No Comments

How the Trash Gets Removed

The volunteers in this photo are demonstrating that the trash of Stag Hill is being taken out, one MEVO event at a time.

We plan on having two big trash clean-ups this Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and we'd love for you to join us in the quest to take out the trash and illegal dumping from Stag Hill.

Event details are in the link below. To RSVP, e-mail us at



Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 5, 2015 at 7:53pm — No Comments

The Sight of Honey

For your Sunday enjoyment, take in this photo of MEVO’s BCC Farm Honey. It’s sweet, delicious, and best of all, harvested by MEVO volunteers. We’ve recently been selling this honey at the Ramsey Farmer’s Market, and we’re hoping to sell even more in the next few weeks.

So enjoy this Sunday, and enjoy the sight of honey!…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 4, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Stag Hill Silliness

Do you want to capture some of the silliness in this photo of a MEVO trash clean-up?

Well have no fear, because MEVO is hosting it's second Fall on the Trash Clean-Up on Sunday October 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. You'll have plenty of time for cleaning up the environment, making funny faces, and generally having a great time.

To RSVP for this event, please e-mail us at We hope to see you on Sunday!…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 29, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments

If You Want to Celebrate...

If you want to celebrate the changing of the seasons, if you want to celebrate a spectacular trash clean-up earlier in the day, if you want to celebrate how far MEVO has come this year thanks to many a dedicated volunteer, we might have a party you'd like to attend.

This Saturday, October 3rd, at 7:00 pm, MEVO is having a potluck/bonfire/drum circle fiesta at our Bergen County Educational Farm in Mahwah, New Jersey. Bring food and be prepared for a great time.

To RSVP, e-mail…


Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 28, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments

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