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Chesapeake Bay classes for adults

We know a lot of our farm members are passionate about the Chesapeake Bay, and just because you're out of school doesn't mean you don't keep learning and growing.  If that describes you, then perhaps you'd like to become a Chesapeake Steward.  

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation offers an 8-week adult education course called VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards).  The course has both a learning and service component:

  • VoiCeS: Part I - Classes & Field Experiences
    In these classes, participants hear from a variety of expert speakers regarding bay history, ecology, land use, and advocacy issues. 
  • VoiCeS: Part II - Service 
    Participants do projects in their own communities to help the Bay. They can partner with CBF or with other local organizations to complete 40 hours of service.

VoiCeS   Complete both the classroom and service components and CBF will designate you as an official CBF "Chesapeake Steward." This year the VoiCeS course is offered in Grasonville, MD and Baltimore, MD.  They are beginning right now, so if you are interested, sign up right away.  You can find more information and registration forms at www.cbf.org/voices.  Even if you can't take the course this year, email Marcy Damon, mdamon@cbf.org, if you would be interested in signing up for VoiCeS in the future.  Every year they hold classes in a new locations in Maryland, Virginia and DC. 


Schedule for 2009 CSA share sign-up

We just sent out our 2009 CSA order forms to returning members.  If you have been a member of our farm in the past and would like to buy a share this year, please respond by February 20th.  If you did not receive the email and you are a past member, let us know and we will email one to you right away: clagettfarm [at] cbf.org. 

For those of you who would like to be new CSA members, we will begin selling our remaining shares March 3rd.  We are still working out what the procedure will be, and we will post that information on this blog before that date to let you know.  We just sent out emails to everyone we have heard from that would like to be new 2009 members, so if you did not receive one and would like to be added to that list, send us an email (clagettfarm [at] cbf.org). 

We have a long list of people interested in becoming new members, and there is no way will have space for everyone, so please be prepared with other ideas for how you might get your fresh local produce if we don't have space for you in our CSA. As one option, we are always looking for people who would like to work for their vegetables, especially on Tuesdays. Check out the Volunteer link at www.cbf.org/csa  for more information.

Hope you're enjoying the snow,

-Carrie