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Annual Meeting and Guest Speaker at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust

The annual meeting of Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust will be held at 6:30 on October 15 at Auletto’s Caterers, in Deptford. Following a brief business meeting, there will be free refreshments, followed by guest speaker Nate Kleinman, of the Experimental Farm Network, in Pittsgrove. 

Kleinman co-founded the Experimental Farm Network in 2013 to promote a variety of sustainable agriculture projects. He teaches agro-ecology techniques, how to utilize germ-plasm resources, and how to access free seeds and find rare plants. He presents workshops addressing climate change on the farm and in the garden, through the fostering of native and resilient plants, grassroots plant breeding, citizen research and seed saving. 

His work champions what he calls “a citizen-science model for developing staple crops.” With the Experimental Farm Network, he is evolving techniques for variety development and putting them into the hands of laypeople. “Anyone can do it,” he says, “and regular people ought to be doing it.”

Cost: Free. Location: 1849 Cooper St., with plenty of free parking. For more information about Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, call Joan at 856-340-3208 or visit or their Facebook page. 

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