Jamming, Jamming…you can say MEVO is jamming to a whole new beat with our very first raspberry harvest. We are now harvesting about 1-2 pints of raspberries a day, something which is awesome considering the raspberry season has passed. And to make sure that the raspberries we harvest won’t go to waste over the winter, we will jam these berries to preserve our harvest over the winter. And with luck these MEVO jams will be up and ready before the first frost comes. Until then, MEVO will keep…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 20, 2013 at 7:24pm — No Comments
Are you looking for an exciting presentation for your school? Consider a Wilderness Classroom presentation. Dave and Amy Freeman would love to visit your school. They give presentations about their travel to remote corners of the globe, from the Amazon to the Arctic.
They combine stunning images and videos with riveting accounts of their epic journeys. Presentations are routinely tailored to fully engage a variety of audiences including, K-12 school, colleges, libraries,…Continue
Added by Amy Freeman on October 18, 2013 at 7:50am — No Comments
Even the grasshopper can't get away from the fence of MEVO's farm. Let's hope he doesn't eat the food!
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 17, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 13, 2013 at 7:33pm — No Comments
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 11, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 9, 2013 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Summer 2013 was an excellent summer for MEVO in terms of harvesting, cleanups, getting people interested in the environment and above all…bee suit fashion. Yes, MEVO volunteers for Farm and Summer Crew had a chance to keep bees and wear bee suits and enjoyed the opportunity to do so very much. Here’s a picture of one of our beekeeper’s Ilana Teicher, who’s enjoying the chance to rock the beesuit and keep bees. Thank you Ilana, and all other MEVO volunteers who kept beekeeping in fashion this…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on October 6, 2013 at 7:31pm — No Comments
This photo might not be of the Oscars, or the Emmys, but it is something equally important: the MEVO Summer Awards! These awards are held every summer for the MEVO Farm, Summer, and Earth Crews, at an end of the year party where MEVO thanks all their leaders for the amazing job they’ve done. We’d like to congratulate every leader and volunteer who’s worked for MEVO this past year: all of you have done an amazing job and we are proud to have you working for us and the environment.
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 26, 2013 at 8:16pm — No Comments
Attention, Attention! You might have heard in this Facebook page about all the good things MEVO has done recently, but what if I told you there was something you could do for MEVO? Turns out you can.
MEVO needs help this Saturday September 28th for its stand at Mahwah Day, a day that is dedicated to the awesomeness that is the township of Mahwah, New Jersey. MEVO will be running a stand where volunteers will be promoting MEVO, and we need two people running the main stand, and two other…
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 23, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments
And now a word from a sponsor: This photo of MEVO’s Summer Crew members posing in front of bee hive boxes has been provided by Jack Daley. And who is Jack Daley? Jack here is an environmental advocate extraordinaire, a professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and one of MEVO’s biggest benefactors. One of the greatest gifts he’s given to us recently has been next year’s MEVO apiary with over 12 full bee hives being donated (each hive consisting of 2 deeps and 3 honey supers each). For those…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 20, 2013 at 7:18pm — No Comments
It’s been said that behind every great leader, there are the great leader’s parents. In the case of MEVO though, the grandparents are just as important. So everyone please meet grandparents TJ and Grace Fuchs, who in this photo can be seen performing the MEVO classic “point-to-the-left” pose.
As the grand-parents of Eric Fuchs-Stengel, our founder, they are among the people who have been involved with MEVO since the beginning And from being a part of the MEVO Board of Directors (TJ…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 19, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Who’s this amazing group of people relaxing on the rock? No, MEVO is not photographing random strangers now; these guys are all the MEVO volunteers who helped make our Summer 2013 just awesome. So to thank them for their service, MEVO closed out the summer of 2013 with an awesome party and group hike, bringing all volunteers out to the Ramapo Reservation to explore the natural environment. Most of our volunteers who didn’t have many chances to explore the Reservation—all 3,000 plus acres—a…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 17, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments
It’s time to play a game of “Guess That Trash”. Do you know what object MEVO’s escorting out of Catherine Avenue in this photo? We don’t know exactly either, but there were five of these things—that’s right five—lying around and polluting what is supposed to be the scenic street of Catherine Ave. So MEVO took charge in this fight against trash, with Eric Fuchs-Stengel, founder of MEVO, taking the lead in this photo, and Nick Labruna, current MEVO leader, backing him up. Their teamwork was…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 16, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
That trash you see in the photo? That trash represents the amount of waste and pollution that was in Catherine Avenue in Mahwah, New Jersey. That pollution was too large for any one volunteer, too much for anyone person dedicated to cleaning up the environment. Here you can see one such volunteer, Nick LaBruna, the leader of the MEVO clean-up, trying to use his telepathic force of will to move the trash, with (sadly) little success.
And the thing is, there was way more trash on…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 15, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
Okay, now can anyone explain what that is? Well, in the eyes of MEVO it looks like some excellent volunteering is being done to help remove a large piece of litter. And who are the volunteers doing this amazing work? To the right, we have the unstoppable founder, and the first volunteer of MEVO, Eric Fuchs-Stengel. To the left, one of our new volunteers for this season Angie Goldszmit. Both volunteers, old and new, are presenting teamwork at its finest.
And if you want to contribute…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 12, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Among many of MEVO’s partners in awesomeness, we count among them some of our friends as East Jersey Trout Unlimited. This past August MEVO teamed up with East Jersey Trout Unlimited to help prevent erosion of the Ramapo River, which runs throughout Northern New Jersey.
And as you can tell by the smiling faces in this photo, we had a great success in doing so (cause taking photos ankle deep in water is how we roll). Needless to say, that day in August was a beautiful day to help…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 9, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments
Behold, the Farm to Live potatoes, which potatoes are in the process of being cured. Cured of what you may ask. Potato disease? Well, in a sense they are.
Potatoes, when they’re first harvested out of the soil, have very soft skins. Because of this they can get bruised and easily damaged while they’re being harvested, which makes them not very fun to eat. So MEVO cures these potatoes of their soft skins, by drying them in paper bags or boxes which are around 65 degrees Fahrenheit,…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 7, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments
A picture can say lot. And the two pictures here, the right one from 2010, and the left one from 2013, show MEVO’s dedication to the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in the past and in the present. MEVO has been volunteering at these gardens in Ringwood, New Jersey ever since we were founded over five years ago. That’s over five years of volunteer events now. The Botanical Gardens love MEVO because we’re still doing our best to make sure this park’s beautiful flora stays lush and healthy. And…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 6, 2013 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Race day was an exciting event for our families. All of them showed up ready to do something they had never done before. For some, a 5k was something they had only dreamed about doing, but Outdoor Nation's support made it possible.
We had over 90 people participate in the race day festivities and all finished the race. Many finished in record time and had huge smiles on their faces as they crossed the finish line.
This was not just a race. This was a monumental moment that…Continue
Added by Heather Dawn Saturley on September 4, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments
Did you know that MEVO will be producing strawberries this year? Well, now you do. During the 2013 Summer of Awesome, MEVO’s Farm Crew helped set up strawberry beds so that by fall harvest, people would have their own delicious organic strawberries to eat, instead of ones from the store.
Here in this photo though, you can see our strawberry beds prior to completion: bricks and wood are being laid down to keep these beds from washing down hill at the backyard slope at Pony Power. These…Continue
Added by Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel on September 3, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments