Episode 7: Faith Lands

In this episode we explore the works and service of farm-based Catholic worker communities in the upper Midwest. Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic workers, was highly devout and profoundly independent: she emphasized direct action for peace and justice, and direct service for the poor. This radical ministry has always lain outside the institution of the church, and the formal wealth of the Catholic orthodoxy. But this is changing, inspired by the energetic commitment of Catholic workers.

Greenhorns Summer Schedule

June 8, 6 pm: Farmer’s Literary Circle. Join us as we enter a space to celebrate voices in agriculture and landscape writing.

June 9th-22nd: Yurt Camp: A hands on workshop installing a Bill Coperthwaite Style ‘ Family Yurt’ in Downeast Maine.

June 20th-21st: Seaweed Symposium. 2 days of lectures and tours for stakeholders in the seaweed commons. We belong to this coastline.

June 23: Oyster Camp! With renowned oyster grower Adam Campbell of North Haven Oyster Company. Join us to install the baby oysters ( sprat) in Schooner Cove and Long Cove.

POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SEASON: Halls Away. Bus tour of the civic halls of Downeast Maine

July 31st: Sardine Camp in Lubec! Come for an adventure in sardine-land and learn to pickle and smoke, about the canneries that used to dot the shores and more.

Month of August: Wild blueberry harvest, camping at Smithereen farm, agrarian film screenings, and weekend programs at the hall! Movie Nights:

August 2: Wild Fruit
August 8: Oysters
August 22: Insects
August 30: New Farmers

August 1st, 9 am: Worksongs with Bennett Konesni

August 31st: Land-Based Reparations and Indigenous Land with Douglass DeCandia

August 31st: Milk and Honey Rebellion Concert, Reversing Hall

September 6th-7th: Insect Life. An intersectional workshop on native insect habitat, pollination, restoration and natural beekeeping. Co-sponsored by MOFGA

September 14th-15th: Cider Camp. DIY pressing for cider with the feral pomological commons of Washington County, ME

Pencil us in!

RSVPs required for all workshops, family-friendly camping is available at Smithereen Farm all summer long. Contact office@greenhorns.org for more info.

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About Greenhorns

Greenhorns works to create a welcoming and hospitable culture for new entrants in sustainable agriculture. We have made films, radio, guidebooks, parties+trainings, almanacs, anthologies, song collections, exhibits, mixers, art-stunts and trans-media collaboratives that defy classification.

We are a community powered studio dedicated to grassroots media, cultural programming and land repair for the benefit of the human and non-human worlds.

Our various programs and projects address the practical and social concerns of those in their first years farming, we emphasize restorative land-practices, skill-building, networking and dialogue.

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Greenhorns is currently seeking a part time radio producer so that we can restart our beloved podcast series. If you are interested in a full job description of this role please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to office@greenhorns.org.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 28th.