September 2011 Newsletter

Better Farm News - September 2011:

• Latest Projects and Community Outreach Efforts
• Better Farm is Going Solar!
• Internship Program Reaches New Heights
• betterArts Hosts Successful Summer Session

Hello, Friends of Better Farm!


With all the activity we've seen at Better Farm in the last four months, it's been hard to keep track of how quickly the time was passing. Now here we are in Autumn. Things have quieted down, we've begun stacking wood for the winter, and our gardens have peaked. It's amazing to look around at the progress we've made this summer—including installing a rainwater catchment system, doubling the size of the garden, setting up a new farmstand to accommodate all the fresh, organic produce, making inroads on a homemade, outdoor pizza oven, installing green insulation in the Art Barn, and even going through the process of designing a 10-panel solar setup to power the Art Barn and part of the main house!

We've also upped the ante on our community involvement with my recent nomination to president of the Redwood Neighborhood Association, and the continued, valuable efforts of the people living and working at Better Farm to contribute to the local area through volunteer work in a myriad of disciplines and creative exertions. We're very excited to be able to give back to a community that has welcomed all of us here so openly.
Although summer has drawn to a close, our doors are always open to visitors and we are always up to something! Please contact us to schedule a visit or tour, or stay tuned to to find out more about what we're doing.

Viva Better!

Nicole Caldwell
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Better Farm
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Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.