Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Organic Farmer Looking for Volunteers

Gwynn and I met with Mark Ungar, a farmer working ten acres of land on Oregon Road in Mattituck. Propagating himself as example, His dream is to "get Long Island healthy", to spread his agricultural model from the North Fork throughout New York State

He is looking to build a cadre of volunteers--right now they are planting heirloom tomatoes--in return for a share of the harvest later on. These trained volunteers could also become an invaluable resource for other farmers.

We urge you to visit Mark and his group on the weekends--he is there from 10 am (he drives in from New Jersey), plant a few tomatoes, learn more about his operation and see how you can support his admirable project. They serve an excellent vegan lunch too!

More on his blog http://www.ny-natural-farm.blogspot.com/

Hazel Kahan