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Sandy Shevack vs. Illegal Dumping

Sandy Shevack, MEVO Board Member, is not happy with these tires and the illegal dumping that is going on at Stag Hill.

MEVO is going to be cleaning up this pollution at our volunteer events this upcoming spring. We need all the help we can get, so come on by!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 13, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Shout Out to Brooklyn Grange

MEVO would like to give a shout out to Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. They are the largest rooftop soil farm in the world, grow over 50,000 pounds of local produce a year, and are one of the leaders in rooftop farming and urban agriculture. In short, they are pretty awesome people

The magazine Edible Brooklyn has nominated Brooklyn Grange for their 2015 Local Hero Awards, and they are currently voting on who will receive this rewards. So please vote for Brooklyn Grange and all the…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 10, 2015 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Behold the MEVO Bees

Observe the MEVO bees emerging from their hive, eager to start pollinating and making honey.

MEVO has over fifteen hives in our apiary so far and we are looking for people to manage them. So if you ever wanted to learn about bees or wanted to start beekeeping, check out the MEVO Farm Facebook page. We’ll be posting news on our bees and for opportunities to help them out.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/mevofarm…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 9, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Brittany Cronin Needs Your Help

Brittany Cronin, former MEVO Farm Crew intern, wants your help! MEVO is building a huge farm this spring and we need your help to build it.

So please volunteer with us and support the creation of a two acre educational farm at Campgaw Reservation in Mahwah, NJ.

We have a Facebook group to stay updated on all the progress with our farm. The link is below:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/mevofarm…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 8, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Learn How to Harvest

Check out previous MEVO summer interns Lydia Stinson, Matt Jordan, and Kat Capiroso showing off some food harvested from one of our community gardens.

If you want to do farming like this, sign up for our MEVO Farm Facebook page for updates on our two- acre educational farm. You'll learn everything you could possibly know about growing your own food.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mevofarm

Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 7, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Why Do We Point to the Left?

Why do we always point to the left in our pictures? It first happened because someone yelled at us to do it back in 2009. But over the years we have taken the meaning of the “point to the left,” to mean so much more.

When we point to the left we are pointing to a better world. A sustainable world with enough resources for everyone, where people don’t live in toxic surroundings, and where everybody considers their impact on the Earth.

We point to the left to point to a better…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 4, 2015 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Get Ready for the Ananda Ashram

Would you like to spend your summer outdoors or around campfires with fellow environmental do-gooders at the Ananda Ashram? Do you want to make a tangible difference this summer creating a world that is better for future generations?

Well get ready. Because recruitment for the MEVO Summer Internship program is about to begin. Keep checking our Facebook page and website for updates.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 3, 2015 at 9:08pm — No Comments

It's Cold Outside, But the Weather is Warm

It's pretty cold outside. But inside the MEVO lodge there's a warm fire going strong.

This summer the MEVO lodge will be used as a location for environmental education for youth of all ages. In addition, it will be the home to our MEVO farmers managing the two acre MEVO farm. We can't wait to see you there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 2, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

An Original MEVO Volunteer

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like you to meet an Original MEVO Volunteer: Dmitry Merkulov.

Dmitry started with MEVO at our first volunteer event in 2008 and since then his titles have included: MEVO’s web developer, beekeeper for our hives, trash clean-up leader, general handyman, and, of course, HEAVY LIFTER.

Dmitry has single handedly built, hosted, and maintained MEVO’s website, which includes four re-designs of the site. He has carried out hours of volunteer work and has…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 1, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

An Original MEVO Volunteer

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like you to meet an Original MEVO Volunteer: Dmitry Merkulov.

Dmitry started with MEVO at our first volunteer event in 2008 and since then his titles have included: MEVO’s web developer, beekeeper for our hives, trash clean-up leader, general handyman, and, of course, HEAVY LIFTER.

Dmitry has single handedly built, hosted, and maintained MEVO’s website, which includes four re-designs of the site. He has carried out hours of volunteer work and has…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on February 1, 2015 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Harvest Time with the Summer Crew

Observe the MEVO Summer Crew harvesting fresh super organic strawberries from a local farm owned by Janna and Greg Swisher. These fresh strawberries were made into smoothies as part of MEVO’s visit.

Expect more tours like this for this summer’s MEVO Summer Crew.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 31, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

In Case You Haven't Heard...

In case you haven’t heard, we are building the MEVO Farm starting this March. We need help. We need volunteers. We need farmers. We need YOU.

So if you want to farm with us, join the MEVO Farm Facebook group on the link below. You will receive daily information about the work going on at our farms. It will be an adventure.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mevofarm…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 29, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Spring and Honey

MEVO understands that yes, winter is beautiful. But we would much rather it be spring so we can hang out with the MEVO honey bees and start working on producing some deliciously sweet honey.

So let's enjoy the snow for now, but look forward to an incredibly awesome spring.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 28, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments

A Haiku About Falling Snow

MEVO Haiku:

Yes there’s falling snow

But don’t worry about that

We will handle it

Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 27, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Planting Season: Starting Soon

MEVO plans on growing a whole lot of food for our local communities this upcoming summer. We're hoping to grow tomatoes, eggplants, peppers of all kinds, tomatillos, raspberries, and so much more.

So get excited, everybody! Planting season is starting soon.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 22, 2015 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Peppers Everywhere!

Red peppers, green peppers, peppers of all kinds.These are some of the excellent crop MEVO plans on growing this spring and summer. Come on by if you want to grow and harvest them.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 19, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

A Thank You to Wells Fargo

MEVO would like to give a thank you to Wells Fargo, and the company's branch in Mahwah, for an amazing donation and for supporting our work to create a better world. Thanks guys!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 18, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Dark Matter and Sustainable Farming

MEVO would like to give a throwback to a presentation MEVO Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel made at Ramapo College’s Sustainable Thanksgiving last year. Presentation topics include dark matter and sustainable farming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGg2Ch3Q0tQ…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 16, 2015 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Meet the Jerusalem Artichoke

Behold, the Jerusalem Artichoke! MEVO will be planting this hearty plant at our two-acre educational farm this coming spring, and we hope to grow and harvest a lot of it.

We’ll be growing many more vegetables this coming spring besides the Jerusalem Artichoke. Stay tuned to find out what they will be.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 15, 2015 at 4:26pm — No Comments

A Thank You to Patagonia

Who are the guys standing next to MEVO Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel. They area Patagonia SOHO in New York City and they are donating a $6000 check to support MEVO's work on stag Hill this Spring 2015.

We are so happy to welcome Patagonia as an official sponsor and partner at MEVO. Patagonia will be coming to volunteer cleaning up trash on stag hill with MEVO. So join the two of us for an excellent clean-up.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 14, 2015 at 5:36pm — No Comments

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