The Greenhorns team is geographically widespread and volunteer-driven. Our core team consists of a few part-time staff who coordinate projects with a rotating crew of contributors and seasonal collaborators. Most of us have at least a couple hands or feet in farming, and with the others we coordinate media, events, and civic engagement.
We believe in grassroots community organizing, and in highlighting the voices of farmers in mainstream media. By bundling and broadcasting our down-to-earth messages, we hope to interpret the professional opportunities in agriculture for new entrants, welcome them to our evolving agricultural community, and build cultural solidarity for this new farmers movement.
Severine von Tscharner Fleming
Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in Downeast Maine. She runs Smithereen Farm, a MOFGA certified organic wild blueberry, seaweed, and orchard operation which hosts summer camps, camping, and educational workshops. She is a founder and board member of Agrarian Trust and current director of the Greenhorns, a 13 year old grassroots organization whose mission is to recruit, promote, and support the incoming generation of farmers in America. Greenhorns produce media and publications for and about the young farmers movement from documentary films to almanacs, anthologies, mix-tapes, posters, guidebooks, and digital maps. They are best known for The New Farmer’s Almanac, now in its fourth edition, their documentary film, “The Greenhorns,” and the raucous young farmer mixers they’ve thrown in 37 states and 14 grange halls. Severine is co-founder and board secretary of Farm Hack, an online, open-source platform for appropriate and affordable farm tools and technologies, as well as a founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition, which now boasts 23 state and regional coalitions. She serves on the board of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, and on the advisory board of Savanna Institute. Severine attended Pomona College and the University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.S. in Conservation/Agroecology.
Briana is a writer, editor, teacher, and backyard gardener based in the desert town of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is lead editor of the New Farmer’s Almanac, co-editor of edible New Mexico, and a regular contributor to Southwest Contemporary. She’s also project editor for Agrarian Trust’s FaithLands initiative, promoting equitable, restorative, and sustainable agricultural land access and stewardship.
Katie designs and prints all sorts of stuff. She spent years working at a university letterpress (in a basement), currently makes things at a risograph print shop (in a public utility closet), and handles full-on book design and production for presses and independent projects. She is the designer and visual editor of the Greenhorns New Farmer’s Almanac 2017 and 2019 editions, which were pieced together over the internet from her cabin on the California coast, north of Point Reyes.
Lydia studied Environmental Studies and Studio Art at Whitman College. She has worked in garden-based education, research, publishing, and nonprofit operations and programming for organizations like Urban Adamah (Berkeley, CA) and the California Institute for Community, Art, and Nature (Berkeley, CA). Her research interests include commons-based resource use, political ecology, Indigenous studies, the intertidal, and new materialism. Lydia’s role is keeping with the www.seaweedcommons.org project coordination, database and academic commons-based research around the greenhorn’s marine interests, and facilitating arts happenings here in Maine. Booking making and weaving too.
Office Coordinator + Lead Blog Writer
Kate Morgan is a young farmer and avid mycologist, working remotely from Laulima Farm in Hawaii. Prior to joining Greenhorns, Kate spent two years at Quail Springs Permaculture, an off-grid educational center and farm located in the high desert of Southern California. She managed a 1.5-acre food forest garden, focusing on land regeneration, food production, and seed-saving for an increasingly hotter and drier climate. Kate is passionate about land stewardship and regenerative agriculture, rooted in the belief that reconnecting with our food systems is critical climate stability. At Quail Springs Permaculture, she also led youth and volunteer groups in the garden, facilitated a mushroom cultivation course, and sung in the farm band, Muddy Daughters. She began pursuing her interest in environmental remediation with research on oil-eating microbes in the ocean while completing her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UC Santa Barbara. During a semester abroad in Copenhagen, she first encountered the regenerative agricultural movement while volunteering in urban gardens and at local food-sharing organizations. Email kate(at)greenhorns.org
Lead Blog Writer
Eli Utne is an educator & musician with a background in farm-scale regenerative agriculture, community organizing, and the arts. Eli is worker/owner at Learning By Hand, an educational cooperative focused on practical skillbuilding. He lives in Huchiun, Occupied Ohlone Territory (Bay Area) and works with schools, restaurants, homeowners, and individuals to deepen their relationship with and understanding of ecological systems. Eli is a passionate advocate for collective liberation, creative placemaking, land-based reparations, and the magic of human interaction. When he's not doing all that, Eli makes music, surfs or wanders.
CURRENT & FORMER COLLABORATORS
Molly Danielsson • Amy Franceschini • Taylor Gentry • Faith Gilbert • Eliza Greenman • Jen Griffith • Daniel Grover Laura Hanna • Will Harron • Louella Hill • Anya Kamenskaya • Christopher Lee Kennedy • Tianna Kennedy
Rosy Keyser • Patrick Kiley • Jordan Kinley • Eva King •Nicole Lavelle • Kristen Loria • Charlie Macquarie • Ginny Maki Paula Manalo • Lulu McClellan • Elise McMahon • Derrick Mead • James Most • Dan Paluska • Eric Phillips-Horst • Nanette Phillips
Bonnie Powell • Megan Shaw Prelinger • Rick Prelinger • Michelle Rehme • Alanna Rose
Laura Schoorl • Cara Sipprelle • Naomi Starkman • Connor Stedman • Jessica Suda • Henry Tarmy • Sarah Tautin
Cleo Ulatowski • Brooke Werley • Tusha Yakovleva