MeadowsBeeFarm.com is a contribution to the current conversation about food, agriculture and the environment. In the face of today’s challenges, I think we need to reassess and reprioritize our approaches in order to take effective, concrete action and realize our goals. Through visits to Africa, China and the Americas in the past decade, it became increasingly clear to me that we are in the midst of a changing paradigm—water and food shortages abound, and deteriorating soils and ecosystems seem the new planet-stressing norm that have led us into a precarious situation.

These impressions encouraged me to shift my own focus from art to agriculture and global sustainability. Lester Brown’s bright voice supported my hunches with his book Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, which points out that only our focused call to action will make the difference in stabilizing our planet for present and future generations.

This site shows how we are learning to raise food and to work to ease the global crises. With examples of orchards, gardens, wildcrafting and livestock-rearing as well as alternative energy installations, I am highlighting the efforts our family and crew are making to become both more self-sufficient and more of a global community partner. I hope this website will persuade you to join me in your own garden.

  leigh mm


Thank you, Leigh Merinoff



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3 comments on “Home

  1. Hugo Pacheco

    Hi my name is Hugo Pacheco i am 24 years old and i graduated from North Rockland High school in 2008. I consider my self to be a hard working driven individual with an acuity for perfection. Art is something that comes natural to me its like breathing. I am currently saving up money to go back to school. On top of being a natural artist i apprenticed at a tattoo shop for 2 years and i learned so much. My entire life i have worked in labor from the kitchen to landscaping. Although i have never worked with animals i would love to learn the ways. My free time is spent on art and reading good books, i am a home body.
    Thank you for your time

    Joan harmon 845 270 0731
    James Tyler 845 548 8918


    1. Leigh

      Hi Hugo, I am just going through my inbox and came across your note. We are currently interviewing for Meadows Bee Farm. Are you interested in talking?

      thanks Leigh


  2. Chuck and Cheryl Ernst

    Hi Leigh, Cheryl and I are in Florida for Thanksgiving with Family.

    We had a short stay in Charleston on our way here. We ate at the Glass Onion twice, after reading the book “The Third Plate” by Dan Barber. Have you read this book? Would love to discuss, Landrace farming vs Wes Jackson with you?

    Cheryl and I reall enjoyed the discussion with you at Bioneers, ChuckE


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