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whitewashed hope: regenerative agriculture & permaculture offer narrow solutions to the climate crisis

A message from 10+ Indigenous leaders and organizations We are honored to support this Indigenous-led collaborative post, which invites proponents of western ecological agriculture to go deeper—to not ‘take’ certain land practices from Indigenous cultures without their context, but to encompass deeper Indigenous worldviews... inspiring a consciousness shift that will support us to go from a […]

Posted: January 20 2021
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free workshop with jm fortier - farm profitability

Want to learn what it takes to improve profitability for your small organic mixed vegetable farm? Sign up for The Market Gardener's new 3-part online workshop, Keys To Profitability In The Market Garden, to learn key principles from Jean-Martin Fortier designed to ensure and enhance your farm's bottom line, while supporting a sustainable future for you and your […]

Posted: January 19 2021
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the quapaw nation’s casino farms its own food

The Quapaw Nation’s Casino Farms Its Own Food A stone’s throw from the blackjack tables, bison are grazing, beehives are buzzing, crops are growing—and nature is winning. https://civileats.com/2020/12/10/the-quapaw-nations-casino-farms-its-own-food/

Posted: January 19 2021
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deadline: mit food & ag club grant applications due 1/31

Applications for the MIT / Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Innovation Prize are due on January 31st by 11:59PM. MORE INFORMATION HERE ! Now in its 6th year, the Rabobank - MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize, sponsored by Rabobank and supported by MIT J-WAFS and the MIT Food and Agriculture Club, is the premier business […]

Posted: January 15 2021
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recap: plant-out camp out @ mozaic farm in chicacum, wa

On the weekend of October 23rd-25th, Greenhorns (in collaboration with Mozaic Farm in Chimacum, WA and HipCamp) hosted a socially-distant, workshop-based training for nut and fruit tree planting and soil building called Plant-Out Camp Out. Inspired in part by the Global Earth Repair conference held in nearby Port Townsend in 2019, this was an experimental […]

Posted: January 14 2021
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on the commons to which we belong: for the wild podcast interview with severine

LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE From For The Wild: "Around the world, churches own millions of acres of land. Globally, the Catholic Church owns an estimated 200 million acres of land, making it one of the largest non-government landowners in the world. This reminds us of the glaring inequalities when it comes to land ownership, especially […]

Posted: December 31 2020
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ORFC Global 2021: register for workshops

Workshop registration is now open As a registered ORFC Global delegate you can now book places on our workshops. Spaces are limited. These are going to fill up fast, so be quick! Follow the links below to book. When prompted, use code: ORFC12 ORFC Global 2021 workshops How to register for workshops 1. Follow this […]

Posted: December 29 2020
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oxford real farming conference 2021: online and global event

OXFORD REAL FARMING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION LINKJanuary 7th-13th, 2021 The Oxford Real Farming Conference, a seven day online event, brings together "farmers, growers, activists, policy-makers, researchers and all those who support agroecology, including organic and regenerative agriculture and indigenous systems." With 500 speakers and 150 hours of content, this conference is a highly informative space where […]

Posted: December 28 2020
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planting seeds of peace with severine fleming on the codepink podcast

LISTEN HERE (or wherever you get your podcasts) This week on the CODEPINK radio air waves, co-founder Jodie Evans talks to Severine von Tscharner Fleming and to CODEPINK’s Local Peace Economy Organizer Kelly Curry about how to plant seeds of peace and divest ourselves, our time, our talent and money from the war economy. 

Posted: December 27 2020
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the movement of "boulanger paysan" farmer bakers in france and around the world.

This video is in French! To translate, go in Youtube at the bottom of the video player, turn on subtitles and click settings wheel > subtitles/cc to switch language. Enjoy!

Posted: December 25 2020
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csart: community supported art by the rural academy theater

Announcing The 1st Ever: Until We’re Together Again Community Supported Arts Project. We're set up just like a farm CSA, where you pay a monthly fee and receive a box of delicious farm fresh food… Only We're Sending You A Box Of Freshly Grown, Non GMO, Free Range ART!!! Each month, for the next 6 […]

Posted: December 24 2020
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1 billion rising 2021: rising gardens campaign

LINK TO THE RISING GARDENS CAMPAIGN "The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly blown open the destructive veins of neo-liberalism, capitalism, racism, fascism and patriarchy, revealing violent and broken systems that have been forced upon us for far too long. With each day, we see that the majority of people who are dying are those who have […]

Posted: December 24 2020
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southern california, now all covered in housing blocks... a lesson for all regions! early los angeles agriculture as a model for hawaii

ARTICLE LINK: IS EARLY LOS ANGELES A MODEL FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE IN HAWAII? "Is Early Los Angeles A Model For Food And Agriculture In Hawaii? Believe it or not, yes. In the first half of the 20th century, smart planners put land in the hands of farmers and transformed LA County into an agricultural […]

Posted: December 24 2020
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kanadarian farm no till intercropping video!

Posted: December 24 2020
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land value talk from radicalxchange

From RadicalxChange: "Land has been central to economic inequality for centuries. Today, we sometimes see homeownership as a path to the middle class, but it is important to see how this particular asset still drives inequality. This panel discusses the past and present of ideas like Henry George's land value tax, hoping to draw lessons […]

Posted: December 24 2020
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allegheny mountain institute's farm and food system fellowship

Applications are now available for Allegheny Mountain Institute’s fully sponsored Farm and Food System Fellowship! The Fellowship is an 18-month educational program that fully sponsors, trains, and empowers individuals to become teachers and advocates for a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just. Selected Fellows spend six months in experiential, residential Farm and […]

Posted: December 18 2020
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job opportunities at quail springs permaculture

ABOUT QUAIL SPRINGSFounded in 2004, Quail Springs is an educational non-profit that sits on a 450-acre permaculture demonstration site in the Cuyama Valley, CA. Quail Springs is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of sustainable human community on land through teaching and demonstration. We believe that land health is human health, and that the lessons of […]

Posted: December 2 2020
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mofga reviews new farmers' almanac, vol. 4

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners' Association (MOFGA) review: "Because it is so much part of our history, American agriculture ultimately mimics our body politic; a river of stories and people divided, nostalgic, forgetful, misunderstood and often misinformed. The fourth volume of the Greenhorns’ “The New Farmer’s Almanac” is not a delicate sip from these turbulent […]

Posted: December 1 2020
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bioneers conference 2020: virtual conference for environmental and social justice ( incl. special discount code for greenhorns)

EVENT REGISTRATION LINK: BIONEERS CONFERENCE 2020 (VIRTUAL) Online event, for the two weekends of Dec 5-6th and 12-13th Use the greenhorns discount code jlcu3c for 20% off your tickets! From the Bioneers team: "The year 2020 has been marked by a convergence of crises. The latent realities of climate change, racial injustice, exploitation and inequality […]

Posted: November 20 2020
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northwest food co-op is redesigning local food distribution

FULL ARTICLE LINK: NORTHWEST CO-OP BUILDS FOR A LOCAL FOOD FUTURE BEYOND BIG AG The Local Inland Northwest Cooperative (LINC), a worker and farmer owned food hub, is reimagining the food system of the community of Spokane, WA. LINC is both an online and physical marketplace "where restaurants, schools, grocery stores, hospitals and individual shoppers […]

Posted: November 19 2020
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a growing culture: indigenize! broadcast recording

RECORDED EVENT LINK HERE This past Indigenous Peoples' Day, A Growing Culture held a full day of virtual events of speakers and conversations to celebrate and learn from Indigenous voices who are leading and organizing toward a food sovereign future. A Growing Culture is "an online agroecology knowledge base for global farmers, advancing a culture […]

Posted: October 26 2020
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post carbon institute interview with severine, greenhorns director: healing the land for our collective good

Vicki Robin, activist and best-selling author on sustainable living, interviews Greenhorns director, Severine con Tscharner Fleming, on the Post Carbon Institute's continuing podcast series, What Could Possibly Go Right?. In this series, Vicki talks with "provocative thought leaders about emerging possibilities and ways humanity might step onto a better, post-pandemic path." In Severine's interview, she […]

Posted: October 15 2020
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plant-out camp out at mozaic farm in chimacum, wa

EVENT LINK: PLANT-OUT CAMP OUT AT MOZAIC FARM FREE, Friday, Oct 23rd, 2020 @ 5PM - Sunday, Oct 25th, 2020 @ 5PM PDT at Mozaic Farm in Chimacum, WA (register with Eventbrite) "Participate in a hands-on, workshop-based training for nut and fruit tree planting and soil building on an ecologically-conscious farm. This is an experimental […]

Posted: October 15 2020
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how much money is going into agricultural supports? peering into big Ag's relief packages

Marion Nestle of Food Politics poses the question: how much money is going into agricultural supports? Beyond huge subsidies already provided by the Farm Bill, Nestle writes: "The USDA has given producers more than $10 billion in Coronavirus assistance. This includes nearly $1 billion to Iowa farmers. Lesser amounts went to producers in Nebraska, California, […]

Posted: October 8 2020
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robin wall kimmerer: what does the earth ask of us? - a keynote address

****Video/Audio only available until October 20th, so watch soon!***** "We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity." As part of UMass's A Planet […]

Posted: October 7 2020
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ferment for food justice: online workshop fundraising for BIPOC-led food justice organizations

EVENT LINK: FERMENT FOR FOOD JUSTICE (OCT 10-11, 17-18, workshops streaming via Zoom and Instagram Live from 10am-8pm EST) Zoom link TBA; check out their Instagram, @communitycultures, for full schedules and the upcoming Zoom link in their bio. Organizer Jess Canose writes: "We've got some amazing topics, interviews, and demos with sessions ranging from topics […]

Posted: October 7 2020
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'ulu: the perennial hawaiian staple crop making a comeback

'Ulu, also known as breadfruit, has a promising future for both healthy people and a healthy planet. This indigenous Hawaiian crop is making a resurgence thanks to the folks of the Hawai'i 'Ulu Cooperative: "‘Ulu is one of the world’s few staple crops that grows on perennial trees, so it doesn’t need to be replanted […]

Posted: October 6 2020
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seed: the untold story - a documentary following the history and perilous future of food crop biodiversity

Over the last century, "94% of our seed diversity has disappeared". In this documentary, follow passionate seedkeepers and activists to unbury the history and future of seeds. From the directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel: "The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture […]

Posted: October 2 2020
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learn about rooftop farming: virtual talk and farm tour with Lindsay Allen, Higher Ground Farm

EVENT LINK: FLP SPEAKER SERIES: LINDSAY ALLEN, FARMING OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HIGH GROUND FARM (registration required for an emailed Zoom link) Hosted by the Food Literacy Project, join this FREE online event Wednesday October 7th, at 4pm ET // 7pm PT. Learn about urban agriculture in the Boston area and how to cultivate the under-utilized space […]

Posted: October 1 2020
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the savannah institute presents: 2020 virtual perennial farm gathering

EVENT LINK: 2020 VIRTUAL PERENNIAL FARM GATHERING (Dec. 6-9, registration coming soon) This winter, tune into the 2020 Virtual Perennial Farm Gathering. Co-hosted by the Savannah Institute and the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, this event will gather farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs and many more to learn from one and other about perennial farming. "Mark your calendars […]

Posted: September 30 2020
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severine's farm house for sale, westport NY

In order to support the ongoing works to build the Greenhorns Campus in Pembroke, Maine -- including the historic buildings Grey Lodge and Reversing Hall -- Severine has put her beautiful property on the market in Westport, NY. The Red Brick Federal style Farm House was built in 1820 and is surrounded by preserved agricultural […]

Posted: August 27 2020
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agrobiodiversity principles from FACT

From the folks at FACT: Food, Agrobiodiversity, Clarity and Transparency: TEN PRINCIPLES FOR AGROBIODIVERSITY [site] The FACT Accelerator has worked with food systems experts from across the globe to develop 10 Principles for Agrobiodiversity; to show how we all benefit from practices carried out across the value chain that support greater agricultural biodiversity. The successful integration and […]

Posted: August 13 2020
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farmer influencers on youtube, nyt article explains

In this New York Times article published August 7, 2020, author Ellen Barry describes the up and coming phenomenon of farmers sharing and streaming farm life content via YouTube, to gain an online audience and generate advertising revenues to support the farm. This phenomenon is in motion for us Greenhorns, as well, with our grassroots […]

Posted: August 7 2020
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women, food and agriculture network: land walk video

Climate Land Leaders: Land Walk With The Bouska Sisters “Ecological Design advised us to ask certain questions while we walked,” Carol says. “Where is there erosion? How does the water flow through the land? What plant and animal communities live there? What different soil types do you find? What spots seem particularly windy or rocky? […]

Posted: August 7 2020
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maine grains featured in nyt article

That Flour You Bought Could Be the Future of the U.S. Economy (link to article) "The flour industry might seem an unlikely arena for business innovation. There was once a time, in the 1990s and 2000s, when it was widely thought that Silicon Valley would show us the way to a better, fairer economy, creating […]

Posted: August 3 2020
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ranch job opportunities from New Agrarian Program

NEW AGRARIAN PROGRAM 101 Join the next NAP informational calls to learn more about becoming an agrarian apprentice! CALL INFO: AUGUST 19TH 6-7:30PM MT JOB BOARD C&R Ranch, Paskenta, CA - They are hiring a NAP apprentice for the winter season. More info here.  Canyon Meadows Ranch, Salt Lake City, UT -  Hiring an employee to sell grassfed […]

Posted: August 3 2020
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study warns unprecedented wave of land privatization

DRIVING DISPOSSESSIONTHE GLOBAL PUSH TO“UNLOCK THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF LAND” [pdf] From the Oakland Institute: Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to “Unlock the Economic Potential of Land,” sounds the alarm on the unprecedented wave of privatization of natural resources that is underway around the world. Through six case studies—Ukraine, Zambia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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maine grain alliance, virtual sourdough workshop

Celebrating Our Grain Community & the Kneading Conference During this time of year since 2007, the Maine Grain Alliance has been hosting the beloved Kneading Conference and Maine Artisan Bread Fair. In lieu of in-person gatherings, the MGA site is stocked with sweet and savory nuggets to explore in your home kitchens! Upcoming is the Virtual […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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live theatre with farm arts collective

DREAM ON THE FARM Thursday to Monday AUGUST 6th -10thSeating 6:45 PM and Shows 7:00 PMWillow Wisp Organic FarmBUY TICKETS! Farm Arts Collective is continuing its outdoor arts programming in the summer of 2020 with DREAM ON THE FARM, a live theatre performance on a farm and designed for small groups in the time of Covid […]

Posted: July 20 2020
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non-operator landowner survey

A helpful guide from American Farmland Trust: Understanding and Activating Non-Operator Landowners [pdf] Non-Operator Landowner Survey Multi-State Report About AFT: AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food® message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped to permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of […]

Posted: July 10 2020
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