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Classic MEVO Cleanup, Coming Up!

A Classic MEVO Clean-up is coming this month! On Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th, MEVO will be having a clean-up at Stag Hill, New Jersey, and will work to remove pollution in the area, like the trash and tires in the photo below.

So, if you want to join a classic MEVO trash clean-up and do some good for the environment and community, join us on the 26th and 27th. We look forward to seeing you there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 2, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Clean Up at Burnt Meadow

Something rotten is on the Burnt Meadow Road in West Milford, New Jersey. That something is a lot of illegal dumping and pollution ruining the area. Fortunately, MEVO is going to change things and clean up the road.

So come out and help MEVO on July 12th, from 10:00am-4:00pm as we make a trail beautiful once again.

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on July 1, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Some Good Work Done at the Beechwood Trail

Point to the left for victory! MEVO would like to give a shout out and a thank you to all the volunteers who helped out last Saturday with repairing Beechwood trail. You guys rock!

If you weren’t able to make it, there’s a second part of the event that will be happening on June 28th, at the same Hillsdale location, from 10:00am-4:00 pm. We hope to see you there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 23, 2014 at 12:33pm — No Comments

MEVO Trailbuilding Project this Saturday

People of MEVO! This weekend MEVO is continuing it's summer of excellence by repairing the Beechwood Trail, in association with Bergen County, at Hillsdale, NJ, this Saturday, June 21st from 10am-4pm.

Pizza will be served for lunch and volunteers should bring any snacks, water, gloves, bug spray, shovels, pick axes, pulaskis, rock bars, and hedge clippers they have.

Are you up to the challenge? If so, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 18, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

MEVO Members Meeting Cory Booker Today

The trip down to Washington DC is going strong. MEVO Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel and Volunteer Coordinator Emma Spett, are in Washington DC today to speak with Cory Booker, former mayor of Newark and one of our Senators from New Jersey.

MEVO wishes them the best in helping get our message of sustainability out there.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 17, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

Eric Fuchs-Stengel is Going Down to Washington

Mr. Eric has gone to Washington! MEVO’s Founder and Executive Director, Eric Fuchs-Stengel has traveled down to Washington DC for the next few days. How come?

Eric recently won the New Jersey Jefferson Award for Public Service and will be going to Washington to receive the award and to meet the New Jersey senators who represent the Garden State in the Senate.This is a big opportunity to let MEVO’s story be known to a wide audience.

So congratulations, Eric! MEVO wishes you the…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 16, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Building the Mighty Hive Frame

Behold, the mighty hive frame! What’s a hive frame, you ask? Well, it is a wooden frame that is placed within a beehive that lets the bees living in the hive settle in and make honey. This weekend MEVO helped build close to 60 new hive frames for our 18 hive bee apiary, to house tens of thousands of bees in them. That is a lot of honey. So if you want to learn how to build hive frames this summer and learn other awesome things about beekeeping, spend some time with MEVO.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 15, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

A Chance to Do Yoga and Farming

Hey everyone! Just so you know, MEVO is having a most excellent event this Saturday at our BCC Farm, where you can learn about farming and yoga all at the same time. Where else but MEVO can you learn how to that?

The link for the event is below. We hope to see you there!

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 12, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

A New Look for MEVO's Website

MEVO is getting a make-over! Specifically the MEVO website will have a new look and revised content in the coming weeks. You’ll be in for a new way to learn about the sustainable work MEVO is doing.

Stay tuned!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 11, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

A Yoga Haiku

MEVO Haiku:

If you want to do

Yoga on this Saturday

Spend time with MEVO

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 10, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments

A Shoutout for the Eastern Light Project

MEVO would like to give a shout out to the Eastern Light Project, a permaculture site in Pomona New York that is working to prevent the wetlands near their site is on from being turned into Wal-Mart. MEVO visited their site last year and plans to do so again this year.

So thank you Eastern Light Project, for all the work you do.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 7, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Learn to Forage for Food this Sunday

Who wants to find edible food all around them? MEVO will be doing just that this Sunday, on a three-hour foraging tour (lunch break included!) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, with naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill at the Saddle River County Park in Saddle River, New Jersey.

Anyone interested in signing must RSVP at least 24 hours in advance by calling 914-835-2135; they also need to call that number again the night before in order to confirm that they’re coming. If you have to…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 4, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

A Meadow Planting, Coming Soon

Hey. Ever wanted to help plant a meadow? Well MEVO is having an event this Saturday, June 7th, at Ramapo College where we will be rebuilding a meadow to create a place to forage for New Jersey honeybees. This project is being funded by the New Jersey Beekeepers Association and MEVO and Ramapo College students will be working together to create a new home for New Jersey’s honeybees to explore.

So if you want to build a new home for bees this weekend, spend some time with…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on June 3, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

The Work of MEVO

MEVO Haiku:

MEVO's done a lot

Of good work the last few years

And we'll keep at it

Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 31, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments

MEVO's New Administrative Manager

MEVO would like to introduce one of our newest leader’s Ben Chazen, MEVO’s Administrative Manager. He’s studying math and physics at MIT, but is taking the year off to learn about beekeeping, farming, and sustainability. As administrative manager he is keeping track of donation, dealing with event logistics, and helping out in the farm in the field.

Thank you Ben, for taking your time to help out with MEVO. We hope you’re enjoying the experience.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 30, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Thank You, Christina Choi!

MEVO would like to honor MEVO Event Coordinator, Christina Choi today! She's been part of many a volunteer event at MEVO and has enjoyed every single one of them. Thank you Christina for all your great work.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 28, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

MEVO's Summer Reading

Do you want to know what books MEVO is reading this summer? For our Earth and Farm Crew programs we’re having our interns read Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky on how to bring practical change our local communities.

This is the first book for our summer reading list, and we are going to be reading more as the summer goes on. If you have any book recommendations for us to check out, let us know! We’d be glad to have them.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 27, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

MEVO's Summer Reading

Do you want to know what books MEVO is reading this summer? For our Earth and Farm Crew programs we're having our interns read Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky on how to bring practical change our local communities.

This is the first book for our summer reading list, and we are going to be reading more as the summer goes on. If you have any book recommendations for us to check out, let us know! We'd be glad to have them.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 27, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

A 1-Acre MEVO Farm, Coming Soon!

Did you know MEVO is making a 1-acre farm happen this July? This farm's produce will go to shelters and food banks across Northern New Jersey, lessons in beekeeping and organic farming will be taught, and the local community will have the chance to participate in growing some food.

Sound awesome to you? Stay tuned for more updates about the MEVO 1-acre Farm to find out more info.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 25, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

MEVO Founder Graduates from NYU!

Congratulations MEVO Founder, Eric Fuchs-Stengel for graduating from NYU! MEVO wishes you the best for you and the people you've inspired.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on May 24, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

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