The Experimental Farm Network Cooperative

Philadelphia, PA   |  experimentalfarmnetwork.org

Mission

From our Articles of Incorporation: "To coordinate the efforts of its staff, members, and the general public to facilitate the creation of new crops and growing systems, and work toward a permaculture-based, environmentally sustainable, climate change-mitigating agricultural system. EFN's mission includes, but is not limited to, encouraging the adoption and wider use of the following: organic farming practices; soil conservation; composting; seed-saving; perennial crop plants; agroforestry; renewable energy sources; sustainable building practices; bicycle-powered human transportation, trade, and waste-disposal systems; recycling; open source technology and open network philosophy; cooperative organization of agricultural enterprises and societies; and land banks and other means of connecting would-be farmers with land."

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Dustin Hinz

Main address

5447 Morris St

Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States

EIN

26-2847063

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

The Experimental Farm Network Cooperative produced over 200 varieties of heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, intended for sale or free distribution. We managed a collection of over 2,000 rare heirloom vegetable, grain, and herb varieties. We conducted variety trials and plant breeding research on over 120 different species. We performed research in agroecological farming methods and educated members of the public on our work. We improved our website used for facilitating collaboration on plant breeding and sustainable agriculture research projects, which now lists over 20 projects. Over the past year we continued making advancements on various in-house research projects, including perennial grain sorghum, perennial leaf beets, Chilean pine nuts, strawberries, chinquapin chestnuts, adlay millet, and other perennial crops. We shared seeds with, or sold seeds to, an estimated 1200 people. We attended various farming conferences, variety tastings, and other public events. We traveled extensively to build relationships with other farmers, plant breeders, and seed growers. Through our Fair-Amount Food Forest project, we continued developing extensive plans for a public food forest to be established in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. For each of these activities our long term goal is the development of new crops and growing methods for carbon-sequestration, improved soil health, and ecosystem services.

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$56,297
Revenue
$0

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