Sunday, August 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, August 11th. 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 that 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 has managed many productive agricultural operations, including a permaculture food forest, sixteen bee hive apiary, one acre raised bed fruits and vegetable market garden, large scale compost space, a four season greenhouse, a refrigerator built out of 80% recycled materials, and a reused and recycled bulk material storage and tool area.
There is no maximum/minimum of volunteers, so we encourage you to invite your family & friends to this amazing event!
Bring lunch and a bottle of water (refill is available), as well as sunscreen.
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.
Below are the Insurance/Accident waivers. Please, download both, fill out and then take a picture/scan them and send to Nami at email@example.com. If you do not have insurance, write None (for the Bergen Accident Waiver). 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 Nami at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert at email@example.com.
Thank you for volunteering!
In addition to filling out the waivers, please submit the form below.