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.
MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair
September 24 2021 - September 26 2021
Catch the Greenhorns and Smithereen Farm crew at MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair.
Whole Hog Butchery with Rob Cushman
October 2 2021
Join us for a pasture/paddock-based humane slaughter day demonstrating dispatch, scalding, evisceration, and chilling. Day two will involve utilitarian butchery with large roasts and plenty of meat and fat grinding. Rob Cushman started Blue Hill Itinerant Slaughter in 2014 to provide on-farm slaughter for homesteaders and small farmers on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Seasonal bottle necks, stressful travel, and lack of transparency have made Rob’s work crucial for small-holders looking to safely and humanely slaughter their animals. Rob has the gear and skill necessary for a respectful kill. He provides contacts and rents out equipment for further DIY butchery but does not offer that as a part of his service. He is currently looking for innovative ways to make animal processing a more collaborative enterprise in his community. The pandemic has revealed how siloed and fragile out current system is.
Suggested donation according to financial ability.
SCREENING: Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life
October 9 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us at Reversing Hall for a screening of Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life to be followed by an activist art making bonanza! Read more about the movie here.
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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gary nabhan: researchers unveil sustainable farming methods for southwest farmers hurt by climate shift
THE New Farmers Almanac
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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