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a call to support the fruits of labor

Posted: June 20 2010

Living Lands Agrarian Network is a non-profit organization that offers training and mentorship to the next generation of farmers in Nevade City, CA.  Our unique model of cooperative farming integrates ecological education, community involvement, resource sharing, and celebration around the food we grow right here in our neighborhoods.  We practice and promote localized ecological farming for the profound benefit it has on ourselves, our neighbors and the planet.

We can’t do this work alone – we need your help. For the past three years all of these activities have been funded on a shoe string out of our own pockets. But this work is for the benefit of the community, local and broad, and it should be funded by folks who believe in it and have a bit to spare. Plus, this will help the farmers make a living! One way you can directly support our work in Nevada county is by becoming a member of the Living Lands Agrarian Network.  In gratitude for your membership and support, we can offer you the following perks:

Lacewing Member at $45

This $60 value includes:

  • Free admission to LLAN Farm Tour on July 11.Join us for a tour of three local farm sites in the LLANnetwork.  Meet the farmers, enjoy farm fresh appetizers at each site, and see farm demonstrations like a horse-drawn plow, goat-milking, and more. After the tours, there will be a picnic celebration back at Pioneer Park with live music, games, and more.  As a member, you will receive free farm-fresh ice cream from Treats and will be entered in a raffle to earn fabulous prizes, like a home garden consultation with one of the LLAN farmers!
  • End-of-Season LLAN Member Appreciation Dinner. You and other LLAN members will be our honored guests at this end-of-season celebration. We will eat hearty soups from the farm and celebrate our accomplishments for the season.
  • Receive LLAN email updates on timely home gardening tips. Do you ever look at your home garden and wonder “What Would Living Lands Do?”   Members will receive email updates on what the LLAN crew is doing on the farm, and offer some tips for your home vegetable garden.

Lady Bug Member at $70

This $155 value includes:

  • Enjoy all benefits of the Lacewing members, plus:
  • Receive a free “Farmer Leo Says” T-Shirt
  • Receive a 10% discount off any 2010/11 gardening workshop offered by LLAN.  Read more about our workshops here.

Preying Mantis Member at $100

This $300+ value includes:

  • Enjoy all benefits of the Ladybug members, plus:
  • Buy one plate at our gourmet Dinner in the Field on September 9 and get one free.  Have you ever dreamed of an elegant, local-vore dinner on the farm where the fresh and tasty ingredients were grown? Join us in this unique celebration of farm and fine dining in Septemer with Peter Selaya, chef/owner of New Moon Café.
  • Receive “Glean Alerts” via email. During the growing season, we’ll let you know when there is an extra abundance on the farm and you can come glean fresh and tasty produce to bring home.

Family Membership at $65

This $85+ value includes:

  • Free admission to LLAN Farm Tour on July 11, as described above, for 2 adults and children.
  • End-of-Season LLAN Member Appreciation Dinner, as described above, for two adults and children.
  • Receive LLAN email updates on timely home gardening tips.

Join now by downloading our Membership Form and sending it to:

Living Lands Agrarian Network

PO Box 1559

Nevada City, CA 95959

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