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Lots of Tires

There’s a lot of tires lying around at Stag Hill. But don’t worry, MEVO volunteers are coming by to take them out.

Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 14, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

That Marvelous Compost

Compost is a big deal for MEVO. It provides the fuel and nutrition for the various crops at our farms and community gardens, and is provided to us by some of our most dedicated partners. So observe some of our volunteers rightfully marveling at the awesomeness that is MEVO compost.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 13, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

A Chance for Corporate Volunteers

This was the scene last year as corporate volunteers from SHARP electronics and Konica Minolta stopped by to help out at the MEVO Educational Farm. They did many things: move compost, plant crops, and get in touch with the environment. And they, along with other corporate volunteer groups, will be stopping by at the farm in 2016 as well.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 12, 2016 at 11:43am — No Comments

Bee Sugar Anyone?

Observe MEVO Farm Designer Extraordinaire Isaac Rozenberg preparing some bee sugar. Bee sugar is what honeybees eat besides nectar, and it keeps our bees fed when there is little pollination happening. Expect more bee sugar to be made as the 2016 MEVO Beekeeping Season commences.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 11, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Eric, Excited

MEVO Founder and Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel is excited for all the work is planning to do this coming year. So are the bunnies he's surrounded by.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 10, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

Thank You, Mahwah DPW!

MEVO would like to thank Mahwah's Department of Public Works for helping us in many of our projects this past year. From removing illegal dumping from Stag Hill to donating compost, the DPW has worked to help MEVO's impact in the community in 2015 and beyond.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 9, 2016 at 1:52pm — No Comments

For 2016, We Beekeep

In 2016, MEVO did a lot of beekeeping, recruiting a team of volunteer beekeepers to manage our multiple hives. We plan on adding many more hives this year, and we’ll need plenty more volunteers to help out and learn the fine art of beekeeping.

So if you’re in the area, come on by to do some beekeeping.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 7, 2016 at 6:20pm — No Comments

The Next Interns

For 2016, MEVO plans to make our summer internship program even bigger and better than before. Last year our interns did beekeeping, trail building and restoration, grant applications, community organizing, field trips to Vermont and various organic farms, and environmental clean-ups.

This year we plan to continue these MEVO traditions, as well as add new ones. Internship applications will be up soon. And for 2016, the magic of MEVO will be passed on to a new generation of…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 6, 2016 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Let's Build Trails

For 2016, MEVO plans to continue our amazing partnership with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference in teaching our volunteers about trail maintenance and the local ecology of Northern New Jersey and New York, while building and rehabilitating hiking trails in the process.

So thank you New York-New Jersey trail conference for working with us! Let's make this year a great one.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 5, 2016 at 12:40pm — No Comments

For the Future Environmentalists

Last year MEVO gave lessons about beekeeping and the work MEVO did to the 1Step Environmental Club, and this year we hope to continue this tradition of getting people engaged in sustainable agriculture and caring for the environment.

So for 2016, let's continue to create an environmental future that works for us all.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 4, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

A Farming Resolution

For 2016, MEVO has a resolution to make our Bergen County Educational Farm even better than it was in 2015. We’ll be working to add in chickens to our two-acre farm, install multiple beehives, add in educational programming to teach people about farming and raising your own food.

So MEVO is excited for 2016. It’s the year we’ll transform our two-acre farm into a focal point of sustainable agriculture in Northern New Jersey.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 3, 2016 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Resolutions for Stag Hill

The year is 2016. And this year, MEVO will strike back once more at the trash in Stag Hill, by hosting more trash clean-ups, getting more involved with the local community, and by working to end the dumping once and for all.

It's going to be an epic year against trash in Stag Hill. Will you join us?…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on January 2, 2016 at 1:26pm — No Comments

For 2016...

What are some of MEVO's resolutions for the year of 2016? We resolve to grow more food on our educational farm, get more clean-ups accomplished and trash removed from Stag Hill, get new interns to join us for the 2016 summer, and keep on changing the world for the better.

So as 2015 comes to end, MEVO is all smiles for the upcoming new year.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 31, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

The Mighty Fine Bees

Check out this photo of the mighty fine MEVO bees. Right now, they're resting up during the winter, but come spring they will be out and about pollinating. And MEVO will need volunteer beekeepers to help take care of their hives and harvest their honey.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 30, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments

That Final Clean-Up

Check out this scene from MEVO's final clean-up of Stag Hill for the year. You can see a truck from the Mahwah DPW helping us transport the trash out of the woods.

MEVO has made great progress with Stag Hill this year, but we're not finished. We look forward to more clean-ups next year, and with working the local community to tackle this illegal dumping at the source.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 27, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Thank You Patagonia

MEVO would like to take this day after Christmas to thank Patagonia SoHo, for their most generous gift of a grant check for MEVO.

Gifts like these allow our organization to keep doing the awesome things we do. So thank you Patagonia for your generosity.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 26, 2015 at 1:37pm — No Comments

A Scene at the Farm

Another casual scene at the MEVO Farm: rocks being loaded onto the MEVO truck for some important task, volunteers volunteering, and Eric Fuchs-Stengel, MEVO Executive Director, stopping by to help out.

It can’t get more MEVO than that.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 24, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Donations Unloaded

Check out this scene of MEVO volunteers unloading a new set of donations to our Bergen County Educational Farm in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Donations like these are the reason why the MEVO Educational Farm is going so strong. So thank you donors for giving us this amazing stuff, and volunteers for helping to unload it. We can't do what we do without either of you.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 21, 2015 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The MEVO Truck Spotted

The big ol' MEVO Truck was spotted this past month at a farm in Massachusetts, coming to pick up some important material.

As MEVO continues to grow and expand in 2016, expect the MEVO truck to be seen in other states across the country.…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 20, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Step Up And Smile

Look at all these people smiling at taking so much trash out of Stag Hill! Would you like to be one of them? Then join MEVO this Saturday, for our final clean-up of the year at Stag Hill. We'll need the help of people like you to make it a great one.

So step up and smile!…

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Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on December 17, 2015 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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