Greenhorns is hosted by Smithereen Farm, our sister organization who runs the farm business and agricultural operations — feeding our residents and visitors from a growing local, regional, and international community. Smithereen rents space to Greenhorns.
We host many workshops during the summer and fall, and creative residencies throughout the year.
Our Campus Includes:
- The Smithereen Home Farm, 160 acres of diverse organic agriculture and forest overlooking Cobscook Bay. Here we host most of our workshops in the gentle shade of the timber-framed Summer Kitchen.
- Blueberry Land, just down the road, which hosts four campsites (newly outfitted in 2023 with custom canvas-covered A-frames built by Haystack Joinery) and six acres of organic lowbush blueberry production, available for U-Pick in the summer.
- Reversing Hall, our 1896 Odd Fellows Hall which hosts Greenhorns' Agrarian Library: an 8,000+ volume collection of books on a wide array of topics relevant to agriculture, land use, policy, history, and more! We host people from around the world for creative projects and agrarian research.
- Grey Lodge, a former mining office which now hosts the Smithereen Farm Store, open May–October every year. (You can shop online all year round!) Also at the Grey Lodge is our main office, a thrifty shopee (new!), conference room, sunny parlor, and places for our artists in residence to sleep.
- Minke Kitchen, a fully equipped commercial kitchen that serves as the central hub for Smithereen Farm's USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant initiative to support and promote local producers in Washington County. This facility is run by Smithereen, where they process MOFGA certified, value-added products, made from seaweed, herbs, mushrooms, blueberries, cranberries, apple cider vinegar, and more.
- Soon-to-be seven greenhouses for kelp drying, blueberry drying, tomatoes & tomatillos, and seedlings.
- Six single family houses along the Pennamaquan River, three of which will be renovated by Summer 2023 — all historic, derelict, and in much need of love and care. Here, Smithereen hosts winter residents, providing affordable shared housing to encourage more young farmers to move to Washington County.
- A small limited-purpose aquaculture lease in Schooner Cove for Smithereen Farm's kelp and oyster production.
- The largest organically managed cranberry bog in the state of Maine! Only 6 acres, located in Dennysville about 10 minutes from the rest of campus. Open for U-Pick in the late summer.
Interested in visiting? We welcome you!
- You can book your campsites directly on Hipcamp, May–October.
- To inquire about rental of the campus for your educational or recreational group, please email [email protected]
- To inquire about creative residencies, please email [email protected].
- To inquire about winter residencies, please email [email protected]. Applications are now open for winter residencies beginning in October 2023.