Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the MEVO Fresh Roots Farm in Mahwah, NJ
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society invites you to volunteer for MEVO farm work on Sunday, October 14th. This is a farm volunteer event where activities such as building, harvesting, mulching, weeding, and composting take place. Learn about and participate in sustainable farming with the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization.
MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) is an environmental not-for-profit organization which carries out sustainability projects in Northern New Jersey. MEVO was founded in 2008 by then high school student Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel with the purpose of engaging community members and volunteers in projects that transform suburban communities to be environmentally sustainable. MEVO addresses local environmental concerns ranging from stopping illegal trash dumping throughout the indigenous community of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, to creating sustainable community farms, and building miles of low-impact hiking trails.
The MEVO Fresh Roots Farm is a two-acre community based educational farm, located within the preserved forests of Campgaw Mountain Reservation in Mahwah, NJ. The Fresh Roots Farm is a community built and managed productive agricultural operation which contains a permaculture food forest, sixteen bee hive apiary, one acre raised bed fruits and vegetable market garden, large scale compost space, a 4 season greenhouse and refrigerator built out of 80% recycled materials, and a reused and recycled bulk material storage and tool area.
Bring a bottle of water (refill is available).
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that can get dirty. It is recommended to bring an extra change of clothes. In addition, MEVO will have gloves provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own if they choose to.
For those taking the van, we will meet at the Student Center at 9 am.
Below are the Insurance/Accident waivers. Please, download both, fill out and then take a picture/scan them and send to Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have insurance, write None. If you are under 18, a signature of a parent/guardian is required. Volunteers will not be permitted to work without the signed forms.
For additional information, please email Patrick at email@example.com and thank you for volunteering!
Please sign up using the form below!