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—heading into its sixth 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.
Almanac Lead Editor
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.
Seaweed Commons & Program Associate
Lydia studied Environmental Studies and Studio Art at Whitman College. She has worked in garden-based education, research, publishing, and nonprofit operations and programming. Her research interests include commons-based resource use, political ecology, Indigenous studies, the intertidal, and new materialism. Lydia’s role is keeping with Seaweed Commons project coordination, database and academic commons-based research around the Greenhorn’s marine interests, and facilitating arts happenings here in Maine. Book making and weaving too.
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.
Malcolm Drenttel is a young farmer, gardener, historian, and editor. In 2018 he earned his BA in the History of Science from Brown University. He has been working on small farms (in CT, MA, VT, RI, NY, FL, and ME) since he was 14, most recently completing an apprenticeship at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, NY. He does X, Y, and Z tasks for Greenhorns. When not farming he likes to shoot pool.
Marcus is a writer and farmer from New Hampshire. He recently worked as a copywriter at Givewith, where he connected a variety of conservation and social impact nonprofits with support from businesses. He received his BA in 2018 from Brown University and an MA from Dartmouth the following year, where he wrote about architecture and philosophy. He splits his time at Greenhorns between heading development and helping with the farm. He loves to fish and hunt in Washington County’s wilderness and tries to live close to the land.
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