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The Good Earth Farm Invites You…

...To Get Your Hands Dirty In Service to Others!!!

Check this out!! - - A senior photojournalism student at Ohio University, Dan Krauss,
created this excellent video about the Good Earth Farm.
Here is an updated version of this project:

Farm Video

Please visit the farm and Common Friars website.

Image source Vincent Van Gogh

"Sharing the joy of food
for all who hunger"

Recent News

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Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday is our main volunteer day. We start at 9 AM and go until about 3. Lunch is provided around noon.

If you would like to help out during the week, there are plenty of opportunities. For more information please contact us at goodearthfarm@commonfriars.org.

Projects for “Super” Volunteers
If you have a particular skill or interest you would like to share, sign up to be one of our super volunteers. These are folks that are willing to work independently and/or help lead other volunteers. Please contact us at goodearthfarm@commonfriars.org if you have interest.

Directions to the Farm…
We are located at 10011 Armitage Road or mile marker 5.5 on the bike path. Armitage is the first right after the 682/Union Street intersection (by White’s Mill). Our farmhouse is at the very end of Armitage Rd. (2 miles down the road). When the road turns to gravel, keep going straight, pass a metal building, and you will see our two story white brick house.

The Good Earth Farm


Paul Clever - - (740) 594-2425 pclever2@yahoo.com - - and his wife, Sara, live at the Good Earth Farm. Paul manages the Farm, works on obtaining grants and speaks about the farm's hunger projects and mission.

The rest of the folks living at the farm are indroduced on The Common Friars Home Page.

The Good Earth Farm is located at mile marker 5.5 on the bike path (100011 Armitage Rd., Athens, Ohio). The farm is located at the very end of Armitage Road. When the road turns to gravel, keep going straight, pass a metal building, and you will see our two story white brick ho use.

Facebook? Join the 'The Good Earth' Facebook group: www.facebook.com

Farm's website - Good Earth Mission Farm

The Good Earth Farm is a ‘food provider’ for local food pantries and soup kitchens. Further, the goal is to get people involved by leading volunteers in hunger related work every week. We use our local resources to strengthen our local emergency food system. Last year (2009) we grew and gleaned 15,000 pounds of high quality food for 25 food pantries, women's shelters, and other centers of need in our region. This year we plan to double production.

The Good Earth Farm is faith based and receives its 501 ( c) 3 status through the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Donations can be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd with "Good Earth Farm" in the memo line. A tax receipt will be sent promptly.

We also accept in kind donations, and of course your labors. Anyone and everyone is welcome, our expression of faith is through sweat for love of neighbor and love of the Good Earth.

Farm Needs

Garden tools (especially hoes and rakes), hoses, wheelbarrow, desk, and always need more chairs (indoor/outdoor).

About the
Common Friars

The community at the farm is developing a new Order within the Episcopal Church. Here is a flyer (pdf) about the Common Friars.

The Common Friars website provides additional information about life, thinking, and work at the Good Earth Farm including the complete issues of the Common Friars' Alter & Table quarterly journal.

Tuesday Holy Eucharist + Meal:

Every Tuesday, rain or shine, we are hosting a communion service plus farm-style meal. The evening starts at 5:30 and all are welcome.