Long Lane Farm is very cool and they’re looking for some new folks to help out:
Want to help at Long Lane but not sure how? Here are some times when there will *definitely* be people there to work with//show you the ropes!
- Monday-Wednesday 7am-11am
- Friday 7am-3pm
- Saturday 10am-2pm
Sunday Farm Meetings are in 41 Wyllys Room 110 5pm-6pm. Farmily Dinner is after the meeting in Usdan. If you have any questions or are interested in other times, email ersteinberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Hope to see y’all there!
An invitation from an amazing farm educator, chicken tender, and (former?) Orientation Intern, Irma Mazariego ’16:
If you are interested in taking the farm forum this semester, come to the interest meeting on September 9 at 7pm in the University Organizing Center (190 High St, “UOC”)!!
We will be talking about what the farm forum is, what we will be doing this semester, and giving information on how to take the forum!
Snacks will be provided. I repeat. Snacks will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, September 9th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: University Organizing Center, 190 High St.
From the ever-green Kate Weiner ’15
Love to work outside? Want to learn more about farming and food? Interested in community development? The Urban Farms Collaborative, now in its second year, is partnering with the incredible East New York Farms! in Brooklyn to offer a flexible summer internship to several interested students. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about food justice, urban agriculture, and community activism through hands-on education. AND get lots of fresh farm goodies.
Kate Weiner will be holding a meeting for those who are interested in the opportunity/who have questions. Contact her at kweiner[at]wesleyan.edu to inform her of your availability.
More information after the jump:
An invitation from the incredible Eva Steinberg ’17:
Want to learn about farming in all its cultural, societal, and practical glory? Have you always wanted to explore the one and only Long Lane Farm but just can’t figure out when to get there? Curious as to why there are so many people in overalls with dirt on their clothes?
Then come to farum‘s informational meeting this Tuesday! We will be talking about what’s going down this semester, and how you can be a part of it!
Hope to see you there!
Date: Tuesday, January 27th
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
From the one and only Eva Steinberg ’17:
Come support everyone’s favorite local organic farm! We will be selling our DELICIOUS t-shirts in Usdan on Wednesday from 11:30-1:30! We’re selling them on a sliding scale from $7 and up (they cost about $10 each to make). Can’t wait to see you there!!
Date: Wednesday, September 17th
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Place: Usdan, first floor
Cost: $7 and up
Amy Mattox ’17 invites you to farm:
Do you like dirt? Chickens? Watermelons? Tomatoes? How about more dirt? Sunflowers? Fresh air? Wheelbarrows? Cute people in overalls? Thankfully you can have this AND more at Long Lane Farm! We are having our first workday of the year this saturday, from 10-2! Bring your bodies and your souls, bring your fearless green thumbs and starry eyes!
This is the perfect time to come out if you’ve never visited the farm before, whether you’re new to campus or very, very old!!!!
Date: Saturday, September 6th – today!
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Place: Long Lane Farm
Hailey Sowden ’15 writes in:
Come celebrate the dawn of the beautiful month of May at Long Lane Farm! There will be maypole dancing, live music, Morris dancing, free veggie burgers, face painting, a bike co-op work station, flower garlands, farm tours and general merry-making! It’s the perfect way to ring in the spring!
Date: Saturday, May 3rd
Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Long Lane Farm, 281 Long Lane
Price: Free! (bring $ for t-shirts!)
Spring Break 2014. Some went home. Some went to the beach. Some stayed on campus. And some went on spring break trips, participating in a wide variety of activities ranging from volunteering to performing to playing frisbee. Wes took the country by storm, traveling to places with exotic state birds such as the pelican, the brown thrasher, and the lark bunting. Take a look at what some of your friends were up to:
ServeUp trip to New Orleans
The Wesleyan chapter of ServeUp traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild communities and work with Katrina victims. ServeUp is a program under InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a network of campus ministries. Stacy Uchendu ‘17 graciously educated me about their experience.
The purpose of the trip, in addition to rebuilding, was to explore the relationship between social justice and faith for Christians and non-Christians alike. Eighteen Wes students were part of a larger group of 300 university students who worked in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the hardest-hit areas of the city. Some students built a whole house in three days for the St. Bernard Project. Others painted houses in cheerful colors to brighten up the community. A third group worked on a community garden at Our School at Blair Grocery (check it out! Blair Grocery rocks).
The students found it rewarding to work as a team and make closer friendships with their peers. They learned from the perspectives of the Lower Ninth Ward residents: it is hard to believe that nine years post-Katrina, there is still so much to rebuild. In addition, they were grateful for others’ openness to discussing faith without judgement.
Back on campus, the students hope to bring more attention to ServeUp, for people of all faiths or no faith, for those who just want to learn about social justice, or for those who want to go to NOLA.
Ross Levin ’15 wants to get dirty with you:
Bon Appetit, the food service company at Wesleyan, wonderfully and thankfully provides the Long Lane student-run Farm here with wages for student workers (including work study!). If you like to play in the dirt, want to learn about growing your own food, or just want to get out from inside the box you’re in or out from behind the box you’re staring at, join us at an informational meeting about these positions (also, come volunteer at the farm every Saturday morning and other times!!). All levels of experience are encouraged to come, but students who have volunteered at the farm for at least one semester will be given priority. See you there!
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10
Time: 8:30 PM, this Tuesday
Place: The UOC, 190 High St
Charlotte Heyrman ’13 wants you to go
Like your veggies local?
You might have heard rumblings about a student-operated local food co-operative last semester. The Wesleyan Local Coop brings fresh, seasonal produce from local farms to students’ kitchens (much like a
CSA [community-shared argiculture -ed]). And we’re expanding!