Upcoming Events and News
Volunteers of all ages are invited to assist MEVO in building a community garden at our Fresh Roots Educational Farm. Visit bergenvolunteers.org, and sign up now.
For the event itself we recommend bug spray, sunscreen, sneakers, and a hat.
Come one, come all! Next Sunday, July 26th, MEVO will be building a community garden for Chance Youth Development – a group which helps at risk girls in Hackensack, NJ.
Our event will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Make sure to bring lunch, lots of water, and sturdy shoes. To RSVP, e-mail us at
Let’s build a garden this Sunday! #chanceyouthdev
Tomorrow, MEVO will be having an educational session of farm work at our two acre educational farm. Come on by if you want to learn a little bit about sustainable agriculture.
This Thursday, that is to say tomorrow, MEVO will be hosting a volunteer event at our amazing two-acre farm in Mahwah, New Jersey. And we’d love to have you there with us.
Event details are below.
MEVO is going to conclude a two-part clean-up to take a massive amount of trash out of Stag Hill this upcoming Saturday. Details are below, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Attention, everyone! MEVO will be having our first summer trash clean-up of Stag Hill this Saturday, June 20th. Join us if you want to spend your Saturday in the great outdoors and help clean-up a local community in the process.
Event details are in the link below.
What crop is this? You’d be surprised to find out’s garlic, and it’s one of the earliest crops we harvest at our educational farm. We’re going to be harvesting multiple varieties of delicious vegetables at our farm this year, and will be taking them straight to...
Our volunteers from Dwight-Engelwood High School included the high school’s entire freshman class. We’d like to thank these dedicated volunteer for helping out at our farm, and we look forward to hosting them again soon.
MEVO volunteers experience the joy of canning with longtime friends and supporters of MEVO, Janna Makaeva and Greg Swisher. We harvested berries, and learned how to preserve them for many months to come. Thank you Janna and Greg!
Sunflower sprouts are just one of the many residents at our MEVO Greenhouse at Fresh Roots Educational Farm, which works to provide our plants with the ideal growing conditions.
Our interns do all kinds of things for the environment. Here we can see Rachel Laub and Angela Capalbo doing an ecological assessment of Stag Brook in Mahwah, New Jersey, a stream that flows into the Ramapo River, to learn about the health of the surrounding ecosystem.
The newest addition to the MEVO Farm family! Meet "Bee" our 8 week old kitten who we rescued from an evil tree she was stuck in and is now helping us keep our farm free of mice. She is loving all the petting and kisses she gets from volunteers and really enjoys all...
Terrible tires beware! This Saturday, July 29th, at 10:00 am, MEVO volunteers are coming to take you out of the woods and put you in the landfill where you belong.
Our 2017 Summer interns smile as they harvest for our CSA Shareboxes, which allow local residents to invest and support MEVO’s sustainable agriculture practices. For more information about our CSA Shares, click on the link...
We use a lot of tools here at MEVO, so every year our Summer Interns get a crash course in how all of these different tools work. Here, MEVO Founder and Executive Director Eric Fuchs-Stengel shows off his hard hat, protective goggles, and sledgehammer technique for...
The MEVO interns are all geared out as they prepare for a two-mile hike across the Vermont wilderness, as part of the annual MEVO field trip to Merck Forest in Vermont. We are proud to have Merck serve as our partners in sustainable agriculture.