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Grower for Central Illinois CSA

White Oak Farm: 147 acres, 3.8 in raised vegetable production, 3 years cover crops and Eliot Coleman rotation. Beef cattle (24) manure for compost. Pastures, hayfields, hedge rows, woods and creek - a closed system organism, has been chemical free since 1972. BD preps have been used on our smaller gardens.

Seeking a grower (or team of partners) dedicated to Biodynamics and CSA as a stewardship model.

Our shareholder base is from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur, and Millikin University faculty, along with other diverse members.

Budget will be determined by shares recruited for this season. (2008 we grew for 32 shares).

Land steward (owner/trustee) needs to set up for gradual retirement. Presently caring for cattle and chickens and helping on harvest/delivery days. we would welcome someone who wants to farm with horses. Also we have a goal of eventual year round production using Coleman frame and hoop methods.

Please respond to Core Group members: JuneChelso@springnet1.com or call or write: Deonne Orvis, White Oak Farm CSA, 1551 E 350 North Rd, Pana, IL 63557 (217) 553-9065