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 costs.”
~ 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?
Here 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 e-publication. NewFarm.org,
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
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 no charge.
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,