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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

Unknown

Date Processed:

January 2014

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Growing in Place Community Farm, MSS 417, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

This collection is divided into nine series including Administration, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Correspondence, “The Dirt” (Newsletter), The Farm, Finance, Membership Information, Photographs, and Display Boards. The materials throughout the series are comprised of articles, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, flyers, news releases, letters, financial statements, and various booklets.

Historical Background:

Growing in Place Community Farm began in the fall of 1995 with a grant from the Kellogg-funded Michigan Food and Farming Systems Initiative. This was a Lansing-Area Community Supported Agriculture that was dedicated to growing organic vegetables, herbs and flowers for its share members, improving the soil and building a sense of community through a personal commitment to local food and farming. The goal of this association was to provide a bio diverse variety of local, fresh, field-ripened foods, grown in a socially and ecologically responsible manner.

Processing Note:

Processed by Katie Angeli, January 2014.

Arrangement:


SERIES I: Administration
Box Folder Description
1 1 Academic Papers and Studies
1 2 Administration
1 3 Americorps National Service
1 3a Articles of Incorporation
1 4 Biblios and Resources
1 5 Bio-Systems
1 6 Blank W-4 Forms
1 7 Board of Directors
1 8 Board of Directors Meetings 1997
1 9 Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation
1 10 Community farm 1995-2002
1 11 Current vs. Not So Current Events
1 12 Distribution Bag Sale Forms
1 13 Distribution Record Sheets
1 14 Dyer Well Drilling
1 15 Eating Organically Sales Forms
1 16 Forms Filed 1999
1 17 Forms/Charts
1 18 Grant Reports from Tom
1 19 Graphics
1 20 Interest Surveys
1 21 Interns and Employees Info
1 22 Land Trust
1 23 Legal Documents
1 24 Liability Waiver
1 25 Logo and Graphics- Tote Bag
1 26 Minutes
1 27 Old Flyers
1 28 Operations
1 29 Original MIFFS Grant Material
1 30 Outreach 1999
1 31 Personnel
1 32 PR Materials
1 33 Produce Record
1 34 Publications/Forms
Box Folder Description
2 1 Related Programs and Ideas
2 2 Skills List
2 3 Tax Guide- Administration
2 4 Tax Info- Administration
2 5 Trade Shares
2 6 Well and Pump Records
2 7 WK Share List
2 8 Workman’s Comp Insurance (Notes Tom F.)
2 9 Workshops
2 10 Year End Surveys
SERIES II: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Box Folder Description
2 11 Basic Formula to Create CSA Booklets
2 12 “Beekeeping in the United States”
2 13 CSA Articles and Information #1
2 14 CSA Articles and Information #2
2 15 CSA Conference Booklet
2 16 CSA Farm Network Volume I and II
2 17 CSA International
2 18 CSA Michigan
2 19 CSA Notes and Letters
2 20 CSA on the Urban Fringe: Case Study and Survey
2 21 CSA Surveys
2 22 CSA Training Guide for the New or Prospective CSA Grower
2 23 Market Info 1996
2 24 Miscellaneous CSA Newspaper Articles
Box Folder Description
3 1 National CSA Info
3 2 “Our Field” –A Manual for CSA
3 3 The Many Faces of CSA- A guide to CSA in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio
3 4 Urban CSA
SERIES III: Correspondence
Box Folder Description
3 5 Correspondence/Associational Contacts
3 6 Emails with Peter Berg
SERIES IV: “The Dirt” (Newsletter)
Box Folder Description
3 7 “The Dirt”
SERIES V: The Farm
Box Folder Description
3 8 Garden Plans
3 9 Plants/Plantings/Food
SERIES VI: Finance
Box Folder Description
3 10 Balance Sheets
3 11 Balance Sheets 1990
3 12 Bank Sheets 1999
3 13 Bank Statements
3 14 Budget Reports
3 15 Budget/Finance
3 16 Donations
3 17 Financial Statements 1997
3 18 Financial Statements 1998
3 19 General Ledger
3 20 Income- Deposit Slips
3 21 Member Payments 1999
3 22 Miscellaneous Reports 1999
3 23 Monthly Reports 1999
3 24 Original Budget and 1999 Minutes
3 25 Purchase Offer 11-14-2002
3 26 Receipts
3 27 Receipts 1999
3 28 Reference and Funding Possibilities
3 29 Rent 1998
3 30 Taxes 1996
SERIES VII: Membership Information
Box Folder Description
4 1 Blank Membership Agreements
4 2 Committees
4 3 Employer ID Number and Tax Payer ID Number
4 4 Member Info
4 5 Member Time Sheets
4 6 Member Opinion Surveys 2000
4 7 Membership
4 8 Membership Coordinator Applicants
4 9 Membership Meeting
4 10 GIP Member Handbooks 2002
4 11 Contracts and Membership Lists 1997
4 12 Volunteers
SERIES VIII: Photographs
Box Description
4 Three PhotoAlbums
Box Description
5 One Kodak Carousel Transvue 80 slide tray chargeur
5 One Ektagraphic Universal slide tray
5 One small tan box with assorted photographs
5 Four folders of slides
Box Description
6 Two laminated newspaper articles titled “Mason Community garden produces more than food. A newspaper article titled “Growing In Place" hopes to be for the farmer in all of us” glued onto a piece of cardboard.
SERIES IX: Display Boards
Description
1. 4 display boards with the titles “Children In The Garden”, “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): A Model for Local Food and Community Building in Michigan 2002”, “Alternative Energy Project”, and “Growing In Place Community Farm”




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