been our pleasure to present NewFarm.org to you—and
the world—since August 2002. We’ve delivered stories,
images, news and research findings that give you a deeper
feel for what’s happening and what’s possible
with regenerative agriculture.
More than 100 eager readers stepped up this spring in our
first-ever appeal, contributing nearly $6,000 to help us keep
“Sowing Seeds” that will expand and deepen the
New Agriculture across North America. It’s gratifying
to know that these gifts came from 34 states, four Canadian
provinces and four foreign countries. We extend our sincere
thanks to those donors.
asking again for your
support to help us “Celebrate the Harvest”
of everything good you’ve experienced this year thanks
to NewFarm.org. Your dollars testify to the value you find
in New Farm’s unique perspective on building sustainable
agriculture with values translated from real life situations.
“The how-to articles,
backed up with Rodale Institute's research and reputation,
are my mainstay reading. I need to know what works,
which of the innovations are feasible and sustainable,
and ways to farm without large scale machinery or input
~ comment on
our summer reader survey
Our goal is to prove in every issue that more people are
finding ways to succeed in farming that regenerates the earth,
local economies and human communities.
And how will we do that?
at The Rodale Institute, we’re working with the other
departments to have our online “transition to organic”
course ready for 2008… we’re ready to send farm
manager Jeff Moyer on the road this winter with a brand-spanking-new
video of the no-till roller/crimper work across the United
states to promote this promising tool… we’re eager
to bring you a new crop of research results on healthy soil,
cover crops and compost use…and we’re gathering
the best information on documenting transition costs, benefits
and practices to help more people understand and support the
best ways to move toward organic.
How do we pay for all this?
The Rodale Institute receives a variety of income streams
to carry out specific projects and programs, including this
however, has no designated outside funding for 2008 that helps
us to pay our way.
Your donations really do matter. If we are a valuable resource
to you, please
invest in our present and future with your donations to
bring in $14,000 by December 1. This—along with your
generous support last spring—will allow us to meet our
modest 2007 goal of $20,000.
We’ve opted to time our fund drives to coincide with
planting and harvest, allowing readers with different income
flows to contribute when they are most excited or most able.
We’re looking for 300 more of our stalwart supporters
to give at least $50 each to hit the $20,000-mark for the
year, but we’re grateful for your support at any level
and at any time. Of course, those of you who are really juiced
up about the future of sustainable and organic farming can
send lots more.
Keep the voices of the New Agriculture alive,
challenging and strong on NewFarm.org.
Your dollars let us tell
the compelling stories of the New Agriculture through our
staff and dedicated freelancers. You help will help us to
expand website tools such as the Organic
Price Report, Farm Locator,
Resource Directory and Organic
Certifier Directory that support farmers everywhere at
Want to mail your gift?
That’s OK with us. Just print
off the online donation form and mail it along with your
check to: The Rodale Institute, Box NFD-1, 611 Siegfriedale
Road, Kutztown, PA 19503.