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2019 Annual Budget and Pledge Meeting: Sunday April 7th

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

Dear Farm Members,

Our 34th annual Budget and Pledge meeting will be held at 3.30pm on Sunday April 7th in the Big Room at High Mowing School.

We will send another email soon with budget and pledge details. Do not make your pledge until you see the new budget! And please see the "Note on the business of the meeting" below.

The meeting will start promptly at 3:30 and will probably go until 5:15 or 5:30 and will be followed by a potluck dinner until 7:00pm. If you cannot make it to the whole event, please at least try to get to the meeting.

This is the only farm-member meeting of the year and we are looking for as close to 100% participation as we can get - we don't need whole families at the meeting, but we do need at least one representative from each household. This is the one time when we all get to see and hear from each other.

As usual there will be child care during the meeting so those of you with children should plan to be there early enough to get your children settled so that you can be at the meeting by 3:30 pm. We hope to start promptly so please also leave time to drop off your potluck contribution before 3:30.

If you are not going to continue with the farm after May 31st let Jacob know very soon so that he can invite new members to the meeting. Please also remember that if you are leaving the farm your financial commitment runs until May 31st.

A note on the business of the meeting, with more to come:

Our farm, so well shepherded by our founding farmers and many long-time members, is now moving from its "pioneering" phase into a new phase in its life-cycle. The work ahead of us is to envision and help create the farm as a sustainable, lively organism for the future. This work will engage our minds, our spirits, our imaginations, and our talents and energies, in cooperation with the life forces working in and through the farm — its land, its people, its animals, and its plants.

Between now and the April meeting, we will be sending you some letters and reports on various aspects of the farm's life and operations. Please read these as they come out.

In the months leading up to the meeting, we will have a couple of open sessions for discussion, and Q&A.

Stay tuned!

Thank you for your intentions, your attention, and your loving support for this remarkable social and agricultural experiment!

The Board: Brian Drayton, Donna Riley, Barbara Johnson, Lincoln Geiger, Anthony Graham, Jamie Jones

The Farmers: Jacob Holubeck, Silvano Biffis, Benjamin Meier

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