ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Directors of The Natick Community Organic Farm is committed to the mission of the Farm and helps oversee and guide the Farm into the future, ensuring that this amazing and valuable resource–a working farm situated in the middle of densely populated suburbia–continues to thrive and be viable for many generations to come. Board members come from several surrounding towns and have diverse backgrounds, experience, and interests.
AT THE FARM
At the Farm’s annual community events–Maple Magic in March and Spring Spectacular in May–Board members partner with staff and many wonderful volunteers to welcome the greater community to the Farm, fostering the connection of the Farm to the town of Natick, MetroWest, and Boston communities.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Each member acts as an ambassador for the Farm and participates in a number of community happenings every year. Members participate in fun community events such as sponsoring booths at local foodie events, serving organic popcorn and sodas from the Farm’s booth at Natick’s Earth Day, and selling vegetables, flowers, and seedlings at the NCOF farm stand at the Saturday Natick Farmers’ Market.
The Board’s primary mission is to engage in fundraising to support the Farm’s goal: to educate the greater community on natural foods systems and sustainable, environmentally-aware living. These fundraising initiatives include our primary fundraising event, the Harvest Dinner & Auction in September, the Annual Appeal, membership development, and project-specific capital campaigns.
Through focus on these fundraising and “friendraising” initiatives, the Board enables the Farm to remain a viable model and education center as it moves into the future.
JOINING THE BOARD
The Board is always looking for interested individuals who enthusiastically support the farm’s long-term sustainability. Membership is a three-year-commitment.
Serving on the NCOF Board is a meaningful way to volunteer, to support and guide a well-respected nonprofit, to get to know your community, and to grow as an individual. If you are interested in applying to join the Board, please submit an application and email it to the President of the Board, Mary DeBlois.