Dear New Farm
We’re delighted to see that you are reading us this spring—and
that almost 60 of you have been generous in
donating nearly $3,200 to NewFarm.org the first time we asked.
This is a big step for us on the road to our spring goal of $20,000
by May 1. Contributing at the suggested level of $50 will help us
to build a solid foundation for the year.
We’re grateful for each reader
who has elected to come with us and all those who vow to support
us as they can. This appeal is to the thousands of you who are enjoying
us, and still deciding how to let us know we matter to you.
It’s humbling to know we are important enough that you would
send us dollars over tax time and spring planting.
If this is your best season to pitch in, you
now to beat our May 1 deadline for our debut
2007 “sowing seeds” spring fund-raiser.
The NewFarm.org staff is busy pulling
together our May update of stories on organic dairy health,
organic vegetable pioneering in Florida and CSA life. These monthly
fresh editions of our NewFarm.org homepage are the focus of our
effort to present what we believe you want to read about. Keep us
informed as you keep us going with your interest, attention and
We continue to work with other departments
at The Rodale Institute to create our “transition to
organic” online course designed to give conventional farmers
a realistic understanding of the potential and learning curve of
meeting the USDA organic standards. We’re also helping farm
manager Jeff Moyer create a farmer-centered video on using the no-till
roller/crimper that has been so well received by farmers of all
types across the country.
If it helps to place a value on what NewFarm.org means to you,
think of your contribution as a subscription to a
webzine that nurtures a vital community of leaders and learners
in sustainable and organic agriculture.
In the midst of your many duties, joys and necessary obligations,
please take time to donate
generously to NewFarm.org. The seeds you sow
will continue to grow the resilient local and organic food system
our nation—and our world—needs so much.