It doesn’t get more local than grown in town!
NEEM is an agroecological CSA in our sixth season promoting sustainable urban agriculture from our 14.6 acre urban farm located in Durham, NC. CSA stands for ”Community Supported Agriculture” and SDA stands for “Sustainable Durham Agriculture”™. “Seed to Plate”™ A Wandering Feast®
How does the Urban CSA work and what does it cost?
40-week Full Share
Subscription is available at $19 per week or $760 (May 15 start date)
Two Pay (Full Share only)
We prefer full payment, but will accept two pay for a full share IF the payment is made in advance with a postdated check for the balance.
24-week Summer Share
Subscription is available at $21 per week or $504 from May 15th.
Sustainable Durham Agriculture™ (SDA)
Subscription is $14 per week. Commitment required and you receive $18 worth of groceries for $14. You chose from what is available at the community center vegetable stand for McDougald Terrace residents. Shares sold pay as you go to signed members. EBT card & Wyick payment possible soon.
What You Can Expect:
Your CSA with Organoponico NEEM consist of varieties of sustainably produced vegetables, herbs, and fruits that are handpicked and bagged every week for delivery or pick up on Tuesday from 4PM – 6PM. The bags are big, plentiful and vary week to week dependent on the season. Crops are planted throughout the year. We do not customize individual bags. Subscribers are responsible for picking up their bags. If you are unable to pick up your share, arrangements should be made with someone else. After-hours pick up is available.
Please contact us for your CSA at neem@mindspring
Where Does It Go?
It supports NEEM and its programs & projects for Durham in those areas where help is needed. Your NEEM CSA is a gift to community and promotes: fresh organic food in food deserts, good nutrition, sustainable urban farming, job creation, sustainable economic development and addresses obesity and early onset diabetes. This upfront payment helps buy the seed and other inputs needed for the season and provides the non profit farmer an immediate income to begin the season. By paying at the beginning of the season, CSA members share in the risk of production and relieve the farmer of much of the time needed for marketing. This allows the farmer to concentrate on good land stewardship and growing high quality food.
Projects funded by NEEM (last year (your CSA at work) - Glen, WG Pearson, Fayetteville Public schools, 12 Summer of Service gardens: 12 community garden tools, 1500 starter plants, compost & supplies; all in SE Durham. Most recent NEEM accomplishments are an MOU with Durham Housing Authority and NEEM Team work at Organoponicos NEEM for McDougald Terrace. We are excited about the seasons CSA; our 8th! Also the 2011/12 & 2013 research delegations to Cuba and the new relationship with Global Exchange RT of San Francisco who will lead NEEM groups as well under our license. The founder also was invited as presenter at the IX International Conference on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. Most recent funded projects include clearing “Bennett field” (ecologically on contour and stepped), Gravity feed irrigation, Funes agroeco trail (Kodak/NatGeo), Burt’s Bees planting day, Golden Leaf Award, Keep Durham Beautiful, the coveted People to People Exchange license from OFAC Department of Treasury, our MOU with ACTAF, working agreement with Global Exchange and placement of the rice paddies and aquaponics project at Organoponico NEEM for this Spring. None of which could be achieved without your support to community.
Pay on-line - go to the home page at www.neemtree.org, scroll down and hit the Donate button, go to credit cards or use your PayPal™ account. Store/shopping cart coming soon.
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