Future of The Farm Brainstorming Community Meetings

As many know, 2017 is the last growing season we will have with Anne and Paul as our Head Farmers. They are retiring from farming after decades of serving the community by providing the most nutritious love-food to our members and the greater Ann Arbor area. They have been inspiring and humble leaders of the community and we celebrate their commitment to this sacred agriculture. We will miss them tremendously, and we wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives. They have left their legacy in Ann Arbor in a million of lovely ways that will live on here long after they go. IMG_1790

There is a very dedicated Search Committee looking  for new people to fill the roles of Head Farmers. But, we recognize that the Farm will have to transform in many other ways in order to continue to be vibrant. The Community Farm of Ann Arbor was the first CSA in Michigan when Anne and Paul got involved in 1988, but now there are over 70 in Southern Michigan alone. So, we are holding a series of meetings that are open to anyone who wants a Biodynamic Community Supported Farm in the Ann Arbor area.

All ideas about how to evolve the farm will be welcome.

These exciting and important meetings will be held February 11th and 18th from 1pm until 3pm at The Rudolf Steiner High School Ann Arbor. Further meetings may be scheduled as these initial meetings progress.

We seek people with experience, passion, and/or expertise in:

*Biodynamic agriculture

*CSA management

*Education and workshop leadership

*Sustainable agriculture

*Anthroposophy and Elemental Beings

*Preserving a vibrant environment full of diversity

*Community building and outreach

*Food justice and equality

*Nonprofit management

*Budgeting

*Logic models and theories of change

*Grant writing

*Facilitation and meeting moderation

*Real estate law

*Conflict resolution

*Small business management

*Value added food production

*Online marketing and social media

*Love for the Community Farm and its members

We hope for a very diverse group of folks to contribute to this conversation, and that you can join us!

If you cannot attend the meetings, feel free to share your ideas with the group at communityfarminfo@gmail.com

 

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