The GREENHORNS believe we humans must reform agriculture to survive on this planet. Our mission is to create a welcoming cultural space and a practical professional resource for those new to ecological farming. We make books, films, radio, parties, symposia, workshops, networking and online curriculum. We are based in rural Maine where we farm and host campers, researchers, media producers, artists and collaborators. Our community is the international movement of LA VIA CAMPESINA. Our activism helps us express our solidarity with future generations and the non-human world. Come! We can do it together.

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  • Maine Wild Blueberry Weekend with Chef Odessa Piper

    August 7 2021 - August 8 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    We are glad to partner with The Wild Blueberry Commission this year to participate in Maine's first ever Wild Blueberry Weekend on August 7-8, 2021. Join us for an open farm weekend to delight in the regional wonder of the lowbush blueberry barrens; warm, blue, and dribbly for the whole family!

    We are offering camping, u-pick harvesting, rolling cooking workshops led by Odessa Piper [Saturday: ultimate blueberry pie, Sunday: hand-churned ice cream, tarts and other blueberry treats], convivial family dinners of clam chowder and pizza-oven-charred pizza on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and a film screening of “Voices from the Barrens, Native People, Blueberries and Sovereignty”. Lydia will hold no-cost kid’s programming while the grown-ups learn flaky pie dough tricks. Come camp, pick, eat, watch, and learn.

    See the Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation for more information.

    Time slots for Household Berry Delight Cooking Workshops:
    $20 / workshop slot. Max 10 participants

    SATURDAY: Tips, Tricks, and Triumphs in Blueberry pie
    9am-11am
    2pm-4pm

    SUNDAY: Rolling Blueberry Usage Workshop: perhaps ice cream, perhaps jam
    9am-11am
    2pm-4pm

  • "Voices from the Barrens" Film Screening at Reversing Hall

    August 7 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Documentary film screening of "Voices from the Barrens: Native People, Blueberries, and Sovereignty" at Reversing Hall, including Zoom panel discussion with director Nancy Ghertner and others involved in the making of the film.
    Learn more about the film: https://www.voicesfromthebarrens.com/

  • Maine Boat & Home Show

    August 13 2021 - August 15 2021  

A Digital Magazine & Podcast For The Intrepid Young Farmer

Watch the first episode of our new series EARTHLIFE, exploring the landscape, looking upstream, downriver and out to sea to discover the destiny of our home region. Alongside our films, we've created a multimedia learning-experience with audio interviews, articles, out-links, archival and contemporary materials that inform an approach to ecological farming, rural enterprise and coalition building.

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THE New Farmers Almanac

Order now: Vol V

The New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. V is an antidote to the repeating story of helplessness in the face of climo-politico-econo-corona-chaos. In these pages, dozens of contributing writers and artists report from the seas, the borders, the woods, the fields, and the hives. Farmers, poets, grocers, gardeners, architects, activists, agitators—all join forces to re-vision the future of food systems and land use. This is our Grand Land Plan.

 

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