The Wedge board has recently decided to dissolve Organic Field School as an independent nonprofit. The main educational programs of OFS (organic farm incubator, community tours) will be continued by the farm staff at Gardens of Eagan starting May 1. The Wedge board determined they could make better use of their limited financial resources by incorporating OFS’s activities into the farm’s operations, rather than trying to maintain an independent nonprofit.
Organic Field School was established by the Wedge Co-op in 2008, after their purchase of the Gardens of Eagan farming operation from Martin and Atina Diffley. OFS’s primary purpose was to ensure the farm was used as a resource for farmers and the community to learn about organic methods. As the Gardens of Eagan farm staff, led by Farm Manager Linda Halley, is firmly committed to this vision, OFS’s existence as an independent nonprofit is no longer essential to meet its original goals.
OFS’s Program Director Allison Goin, who has led the organization’s development for the past two years, will continue her strategic development consulting practice. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-558-6183.
The Organic Field School board wishes to express their sincere thanks to everyone for their support of the organization over the past 6 years, and to encourage you to continue to support Gardens of Eagan, the incubator farmers Bossy Acres and Humble Pie Farm, and the growth of organic agriculture in our community.