Global Farm Party

Sunday, October 9, 2022

A fun filled educational event for all ages!

Grab lunch and spend the afternoon on the farm! It’s worth the drive!

Join us for the MEDA Global Farm Party at Spring Creek Farm. All of us who live and work on this beautiful land growing organic produce, beef, eggs, honey, herbs and flowers for our members and community feel blessed. Building the farm, supporting passionate young farmers, and inviting the community to enjoy it gives us as much joy as eating the great-tasting food we grow. We invite you to experience farming with us. Hear about MEDA’s work investing in farm communities around the globe and how they are creating decent work for people living in poverty.

For 70 years MEDA has quietly and effectively invested in projects around the world that deliver business solutions to poverty, principally in farming and food production. MEDA partners with entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses that equip people with access to the resources they need to not just meet basic needs, but to work their way out of poverty. MEDA’s track record and credibility in international development are unquestioned, but the global need is expanding. Join us for the global farm party. Enjoy the farm and learn more about projects underway around the world.

— Brent Alderfer

Event Details

Date & Time

October 9, 2022
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location

Spring Creek Farm
6312 Meetinghouse Road
Solebury, Pennsylvania 18938

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Free shuttle transportation will be provided from the Souderton Shopping Center for the event.  Times and details TBD.

Sponsor

Delaware Valley MEDA HUB

The Delaware Valley MEDA Network Hub is pleased to invite you to our Global Farm Party where you can learn about MEDA’s work to create business solutions to poverty on a global scale.

As we look from our historical mission to honor the work of Clayton Kratz in Ukraine to the current and future work of MEDA, we are excited to offer experiences that will allow you to understand how MEDA makes an impact around the world.

As you explore the grounds of Spring Creek Farm in New Hope, you will have many opportunities to see how MEDA partners with systemically marginalized communities to build and enhance sustainable agri-food systems that create decent work for the persons, especially the women and youth of these communities.

Activities

Interactive MEDA Activities for ALL AGES — You’ll want to do them all!

“I SPY” Hayride

Enjoy a 45 minute hayride through beautiful farm land and be on the lookout for MEDA clients from around the world, animals and more along the way!

Earth Care Family Walking Tour

Let’s learn to keep our amazing planet a great place to live for ALL people!

Complete your “passport” as you discover the stations located around the farm. At each station you will learn something about sustainable environmental living and what MEDA is doing to address it. You will find your carbon footprint, learn to cook on a small cook stove, carry water like the women do in Tanzania and more. For adults, each station will include a staff member for more in depth information.

Hand On Stations are compliments of Dock Academy Service Learning Students under the direction of Nathaniel Freed and MEDA staff.

Global Farming Pots and Plots

Visit the international garden pot and plot area and pretend you are in a different country going out to the fields. You may see the same vegetables as we grow here but how they are grown and harvested might look very different. MEDA helps farmers find markets for their produce and provides drought resistant seeds in places where the world is getting less rainfall.

If your family would like to be part of this growing project in preparation for the event please e-mail ritamariehoover@icloud.com.

Prayer House

By the farm creek is an old stone Spring house where you will have the opportunity to light a candle and pray for those around the world experiencing conflict and hardship!

Terrace Talk with MEDA President Dr. Dorothy Nyambi

For guests who would like to know more about MEDA’s impact on the world Dr. Nyambi will give exciting updates throughout the day.

Live Music

Logan Hunsberger Band, Rick Dengler, former Marine band sax player, The Alderfer Group and more TBD.

Food & Beverages for Purchase

Spring Creek Farm Organic beef burgers, Mexican, Homemade Ice cream truck, Smoothies and more TBD

What to do on the Farm!

Corn hole tournament, play at the young children’s playground area, try some homemade lawn games, volleyball, fire pit, animal feeding/petting area, hang out with friends in a gorgeous setting, watch the sunset!

Spring Creek Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Shop for organic fresh vegetables and meat products at the Spring Creek CSA farm stand to take home

Showcased MEDA Projects

Learn more about the amazing MEDA projects that will be showcased all over the farm in age appropriate, interactive, educational and fun ways

These projects are making a difference in people’s lives all over the world!