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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  • DJ Trouble ( WFMU) Dance Party at Reversing Hall

    June 25 2021

    We are tickled pinker than pink by the prospect of a electronic set by DJ trouble of WFMU.
    Time to test out the acoustics in Reversing Hall, our new speaker system for an early season dance party. We will serve blueberry power smoothies so that we can stay up late dancing and still get up early to go harvest seaweed! We also have a concept for applying linseed oil and tung oil to the beautiful wooden walls of the hall while we are dancing.  

  • Low, Low Tide Adventures

    June 26 2021 - June 27 2021  

    Seaweed, clams, and all the rest! Harvesting, drying, recipes, ecology, and natural history adventures in the low low tides. Downeast Maine is famous for our 22 foot tides. And the cold Labrador current creates extraordinary algal abundance. Join Kacie Lopato (She Sells Seaweed), her harvest friend Paba, Severine, and Lydia (Seaweed Commons) for a Full moon time spring tide ! These are the low low lows that let us access the subtidal algae.

    We will cover the ecology and biology of the seaweed ecosystem, hand-harvest techniques, regulations, drying, processing and culmination of the wild algae species that abound in our area. Perhaps Jon Levitt will come dig clams with us.

    To learn more and register, click here.

  • Yurt Sauna Building Workshop

    July 11 2021 - July 17 2021  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Carpenter and Yurt builder Mike Iacona lives in Vermont, and was a friend of Bill Coperthwaite who taught him about yurt building. Mike takes a thoughtful approach to ecological living and materials choice, tuning the design and appropriate systems to the task at hand. Mike ran the highly beloved Greenhorns YurtCamp in 2019. This year he returns to work with us to build a Yurt Sauna.

    The 11’ diameter sauna yurt will be made from locally milled wood, following the vernacular Taper-Wall yurt style. We will have a strong focus on the use of hand tools (saws, block planes, axes, drawknives, etc) as well as some limited power tool use where needed.

    No prior experience is necessary - simply bring your willingness to learn. We offer this workshop on a sliding scale with a donation of $100 - $350 to our facilitating non profit, Greenhorns. This helps us cover food, teacher travel/ honorarium and material costs. Participants provide their own housing with tents, you can camp at the farm. Each participant will take home a wooden bench.

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 working life of a dory and its harbor

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solar geo-engineering: warnings from scientists, indigenous peoples, youth, and climate activists

Posted: June 4 2021
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maine house overwhelmingly backs ‘right to food’ measure that may go before voters

Posted: June 4 2021
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LIMITED EDITION MOFGA TOTE!

Posted: June 2 2021
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socialize the healing. /LET THEM EAT BITCOIN.

Posted: May 20 2021
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JOB ALERT! sunfield land for learning - farm educator position

Posted: May 20 2021
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a dance with soil - the land gardeners

Posted: May 10 2021
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protect our waters: no mining in maine

Posted: May 10 2021
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big brother is coming to the farm: the digital takeover of food

Posted: May 5 2021
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nyc bans roundup in parks!

Posted: May 5 2021
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maine sail freight: cargo and farms (photos by lawrence braun)

Posted: May 3 2021
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recording available! from disparity to parity: balancing the scales

Posted: April 26 2021
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ccc: 14 civilian conservation corps films, maps, and more!

Posted: April 23 2021
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disparity to parity: balancing the scales

Posted: April 21 2021
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watch: pbs documentary on the civilian conservation corps

Posted: April 21 2021
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feed & flourish: the klosters forum podcast series with hannah macinnes

Posted: April 16 2021
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job alert: nuestras raíces hiring for two positions in holyoke, ma

Posted: April 15 2021
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nytimes: drought in taiwan pits chip makers against farmers

Posted: April 14 2021
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help change perceptions of elec-truck conversions for the future of farming!

Posted: April 13 2021
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black michigan farmer carries on his family legacy with an eye toward the future

Posted: April 13 2021
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gary nabhan: researchers unveil sustainable farming methods for southwest farmers hurt by climate shift

Posted: April 7 2021
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agriculture resilience act

Posted: March 19 2021
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request for proposals: black farmers united (NY)

Posted: March 18 2021
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register for slow fish 2021 panel - aquaculture - march 25, 2021

Posted: March 18 2021
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100 days of revolt, & still raring to go

Posted: March 17 2021
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job opportunity: activity head – farm and food systems

Posted: March 16 2021
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make america's rivers blue again: connecting the dots between regenerative ag & healthy waterways

Posted: March 15 2021
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new economy coalition: stories from the field

Posted: March 12 2021
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'we're trying to re-create the lives we had': the somali migrants who became maine farmers

Posted: March 12 2021
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down east: photography by noah david smith

Posted: March 10 2021

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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