Newsletter Archives

Our listing of previous Newsletters:

May 2013- Celebrating New Growth and Beginnings

Xochitl and CindyHighlighting Summer 2013 Peru Program and Alumni Projects, Orientation 2013, Riverdance Farm's Annual "Pick and Gather", Isabel's Food Justice Community Garden, EU Passes Restriction on all Bee-Harmful Pesticides, Democracy Schools in Your Community, and a BIG Thank You to generous Orientation Donors.



December 2012- Grow a 2013 Beyond Industrial Agriculture

Year End Infographic Featuring MESA's cooperation with The Natural Grocery Company, SPRIG: Solar Energy & Upcycled Barn, Agroecology Training in Thailand, Stop the Secret Farm Bill, La Via Campesina Anniversary and thank you to our Exit Seminar 2012 Sponsors and in-kind donors.


May 2012 - Full Cycle stories of MESA Stewards and Hosts

Crown S Visits Peru Featuring the Crown S Ranch host family visit to Peru, Steward Alumnus Ana Huamani Linking Women Farmers in Mala, the 2012 Orientation and plans for a 3-month Certificate of International Training in Agroecology (CITA) Program in Thailand.


September 2011 - The Hardiness and Ingenuity of Small-Scale Farmers

Featured Host: Foxtail Farm Featured Host: Foxtail Farm, Alumni Ruben Quispe Huaman in Action with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, 1% For the Planet, SPRIG 2nd Season, Agroforestry workshop in Thailand, Alex Pastor Terrones blogs on Hurricane Irene and GM Corn Fails to Compete.


May 2011 - Spotlight on Peru Program

Michelle and MarvillaFeaturing the Successful Peru Program, and with links to articles on a new Certificate Program (CITA), a memorial project - Stand for Sam, Oven Building with Urban Adamah, the 2011 Orientation, a blog post from Julio 'Yaku' Yuquilema, Terra Bella Farm, Mark Cain of Dripping Springs, Resources for Farmers, and Marketing Tip links.


December 2010 - Diana Loachamin's Photography and a Former MESA Host Visits Stewards

diana slideshow Featuring both Diana Loachamin's photography, and a visit Lowell Reinheimer, a former MESA Host, took to visit his former Stewards. It also includes links to articles that introduce the SPRIG Grants Program, new Global Partners, the Exit Seminar, FDA legislation, and Strawberries and Methyl Iodide.


August 2010 - The Farm Intern Connundrum

Featuring the Connundrum around the legalities of farming internships, this EcoExchange also has articles on Soil Born Farms in Sacramento, an alumni reunion in Ecuador, an Academic Study of MESA, a Steward Blog from José Ccalla, Strategies for weed control, and the growing trend of schoolyard gardens.


Join MESA for our 10th Annual Cultural Cuisine and Forging Farmers Celebration October 22nd at El Cerrito Natural Grocery.