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crop mob assembling in Ithaca NY

Posted: March 21 2010

news from the Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming:

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO WORK ON A FARM FOR JUST ONE DAY?
Are you an aspiring agrarian looking for hands-on experience? Are you a Local Foods enthusiast who enjoys being outside and getting your hands dirty? Do you want to be part of a cooperative agrarian community? Then you should join the Ithaca Crop Mob!
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Find our more about Ithaca Crop Mob and join our Google Group at:
http://groups.google.com/group/ithaca-crop-mob

WHAT’S CROP MOBBING?
A Crop Mob is an event held once a month at a different farm each month.
Members of the "mob” show up prepared to lend a hand to the host farm for a
morning or afternoon. Possible tasks include but are not limited to: weeding,
rock picking, "gleaning" (harvesting crops that would otherwise go
unharvested), tree or transplant planting, putting up fencing, setting up a
hoop house, etc  At the end of the work party a meal is provided, usually by
the host farm, and farmers and mobbers eat together.
WHO CAN BE A CROP MOBBER?
Anyone can be a crop mobber. Crop mobs are composed of farmers, college
students, CSA families, local foods enthusiasts, gardeners,
farmers-market-goers, school volunteer groups, aspiring agrarians, and the
simply agricurious, along with their friends, neighbors, siblings, parents,
grandparents, and kids.