Crop Mob Piedmont
If you want a mob at
your place, let us know.
Needs a mobbing
the day’s work we will have a home cooked meal together and spend
time enjoying that awesome feeling of a job well done.
Bring a friend, learn a little about sustainable agriculture and have
For questions contact:
|A List of
Useful Things to consider for any
* Work Gloves – Discount
* Clothes – Lightweight & Layers
* Shoes for dirty work – Shoe Show will often have
kid’s athletic shoes
for $5 -$10 per pair (Women subtract 2 sizes from current size when
buying kid's shoes)
* Safety Glasses and Ear Plugs –
depending on the work
you will be doing
* Medical – allergies, medicines, conditions
* Water – a big bottle of ice water will
make sure you drink enough during the day
|Items that would help (but you
don’t have to own) for this specific mobbing:
• Garden Trowel
• Garden Cart
Invite a friend and come spend a great day on the farm!
to Crop Mob Piedmont
primarily a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers who come
together to build and empower communities by working side by
side. Crop Mob is also a group of experienced farmers and
gardeners willing to share their knowledge with their peers and the
next generation of agrarians. The membership is dynamic,
and growing with each new mob event.
Interested in knowing
Please read through all the options presented
to get the information appropriate to your needs.
Information about the overarching organization:
Mob dot Org and Crop
Mob Google Groups
to island ford art
called crop mobbing.
Think of it as a Digital Age barn-raising, or Facebook enabled farming.
Crop Mobs are a growing
contingent of farmers, food activists, office workers, the agri-curious
unemployed who choose a small farm somewhere around the Piedmont,
goes out to the site and does a lot of work in a short amount of time.
They meet about once a month
to broaden their knowledge about gardening and sustainable agriculture,
putting a serious dent in the farmer’s to-do list.
This can be extremely
helpful to a local small farmer trying to make a living on their next
It’s also useful for communities that want to start a garden, but
where to start. It’s a community building exercise that everyone
Organizer Trace Ramsey, 35
explained in the group’s blog at cropmob.org, “We farm
because we want
because we need to. At some time or another, we were infected with a
give and take from the dirt.”
Beginners and those wanting
to learn more about sustainable agriculture are gladly welcomed.
Mob Piedmont on Facebook or though The
Island Ford to see how you can get involved.
Crop Mob Piedmont is
currently looking for volunteers with agricultural experience in the
region, so that the Crop Mob will have a knowledge base to learn from. Those volunteers would be in
charge of such
duties as site prep, recruitment, tool acquiring, outreach, and
we can think of.
So, if you would like to share some good knowledge, good food,
good music, and good works contact Crop Mob Piedmont through The
look through your contact
list and spread the word around the Piedmont.