Earth Wise Farm.

Wish List

Got any good stuff filling the attic or garage? We may need it. Check out the list of items we need that our staff has come up with. Certainly, you must have a toaster oven, vacuum cleaner or slightly dog-eared copy of The Song of the Dodo that we can use?

By Sam Bland

OCEAN – The N.C. Coastal Federation needs some help furnishing a building on a recently donated farm that student interns will use for housing.  

The federation is seeking financial donations or housing items such as bed frames, sofa beds, dressers, futon, area rugs and floor lamps that will be used on the farm of the late Theodore M. Miller in Ocean in Carteret County.


Ted Miller

Miller’s family donated 3.5-acre tract known as Earth-Wise Farm to the federation. Miller grew fruits, vegetables and grains that were pesticide and herbicide free. A good portion of his produce was donated to local charities.

The farm will allow the federation to explore options that can support its restoration, education and internship programs. The property includes a building that will be used educational workshops and retreats and housing for student interns.

The federation is evaluating ideas on ways to use the property that will involve and engage people while promoting awareness of the federation and the coastal issues it is working to address. These ideas include a native plant garden, aquaculture demonstration projects, community and school garden allotments, butterfly garden and apiary site.

Anyone interested in donating money or items for the student housing or have an interest in the proposed uses of the farm can contact Sam Bland at 252-354-8185 or email him.