Announcing the following conference at Harvard on April 30th: THE POWER AND PROMISE OF BIODIVERSITY: VISIONS OF RESTORING SEA, LAND, AND CLIMATE Geological Lecture Hall 24 Oxford Street Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA The conference promises to "present the concepts, history, and processes for the restoration of biodiversity" in hopes that increasing global biodiversity can sequester carbon […]
Dear friends, Sunday at 8 AM Gary Masalin and Shana Hanson will lead an optimum open burn for biochar in the Rainbow Roof house pasture (striped multicolored roof, 195 Back Belmont Rd. on the north side of the rd. just out of town from Jesse Robbins Rd. by less than half a mile). Spectators […]
Happy Spring! We are please to invite you to our 20th Annual Wassail. This year we will be joined by an unusually robust group of musicians. There will be wassailing, singing, dancing and feasting among the trees. As always, we invite anyone who would like to camp in the orchard, (which is now certified organic!), […]
The 6th Farm-Based Education Network National Gathering is coming to Concord, MA, November 4-6, 2016. The event will bring together educators, farmers, nonprofit organization staff, parents, nutrition practitioners, policy makers, students, and more to share skills, build relationships, and celebrate the vibrant field of farm-based education. The workshop submission period is open through May 6, and I'm writing to […]
Hey Greenhorns...What is the Future of Citrus? Have you been wondering? We're sponsoring two great events this weekend in Ojai related to this question. Saturday 23rd April 2pm Community Rights Workshop at Oak Grove School with Javan Briggs Sunday 24th April 2pm Citrus Grafting working at Poco Farm with John Valenzuela RSVP HERE. Specifically, we're asking: All these commodity […]
Mining the HMNS: An Investigation by The Natural History Museum Is the Houston Museum of Natural Science a PR front for the fossil fuel industry? See for yourself! Posted by The Natural History Museum on Monday, April 4, 2016 Calling all fellow explorers on the edge of civilisation! The Dark Mountain Project is setting up […]
Yellow Seed, a nonprofit organization that facilitates connections between farmers and fair markets, recently partnered with Impact Hub Berkley, a social impact working hub out of the Bay Area, to host six curated working groups to focus on Collaborative Trade. The project was called From the Ground Up: Change Accelerator and aimed to "design healthy, global food supply chains […]
http://blog.yellow-seed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FullSizeRender_3-768x576.jpg Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic innovation salons, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic change in the following areas: (1) Collaborative Trade, […]
Fabulous news, Greenhorns, our new spiffy website for Up up! is live! Up up! is a DIY collective festival made of a great gaggle of amazing agrarian films. The spiffy new website is much clearer than the old one and has a new Resources page to help facilitate your festival. Check out the festival locator to see screenings near you! Or […]
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JUST FOOD? FORUM ON LAND USE, RIGHTS AND ECOLOGY A CONFERENCE EXPLORING LAND AND THE FOOD SYSTEM: HOW LAND AFFECTS WHAT WE EAT, WHO WE ARE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN March 25–26, 2016 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts This year's Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily […]
California Native Grassland Association Registration is open for CNGA Hedgerow Farms Field Day on April 22. This year's event title is "Coping with Competition: Weed Control Strategies in California Grasslands." Join by registering here. http://cnga.org/resources/Pictures/Workshops/Field%20Day/CNGA_Field_Day_04_24_2015_284.JPG
The Creature Show is a documentary webseries dedicated to telling the story of the wild things of New Jersey, and the people trying to save them. The next episode of The Creature Show is about endangered snakes... and a lot more. This is a story of ecological threats facing the New Jersey Pine Barrens—and the […]
Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties, NY. Tours from sap to syrup, tree to table, by tractor and horse-drawn wagon ride or on foot: maple sugarhouses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are ready to welcome visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on the March 19-20 and April 2-3 NYS Maple Weekends. Visitors who collect stickers […]
GOOD DIRT is a multimedia performance based on real stories from six diverse farm families in the Hudson Valley. Written by Jeremy Davidson and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson of Storyhorse Documentary Theater, GOOD DIRT illustrates the fragility of our agricultural heritage and inspires the audience to rebuild what’s been lost. APRIL 10, 2016 // PREMIER Show starts at […]
http://solitarypractitioner.com/v3.jpg the inverness almanac is a semi-annual print publication project; a record and an artifact for posterity; a collection of practical knowledge and ruminations about our natural world; an outlet for creative expression. the inverness almanac is a reflection of this confluence of place, time and community. an expression of yearning for connection, and for […]
Brandon and Lauren are not strangers to meatsmithery, in fact they are owners of Farmstead Meatsmith. "We generally harvest for small family farmers who raise a couple of pigs, a few sheep or a flock of various poultry for their own household. Think very small scale. The animals never leave the land they know, we […]
The Conway School, a Landscape Design School in Massachusette's Pioneer Valley, is holding an information session March 19th at its new Easthampton campus. The Conway School is a 40-year old accredited institution that offers Masters of Science degrees in Ecological Design. Its curriculum focusses on hands-on, real-world, project-based learning with supplemental classes in design theory, graphics, computer skills […]
Sunday March 13th at the 2016 Just Food Conference New York City The FoodBargeHack is a brainstorming and educational event sponsored by the Lower Hudson Long Island Resource Conservation & Development Council (LHLIRCD), bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders and passionate participants. We seek experts in transportation logistics, food distribution, agricultural product aggregation, food […]
To hear one of the bands (So Sol), click HERE!
Join us for this informal monthly gathering of bee enthusiasts - a chat fest of beekeeping information! We meet on the LAST Wednesday of every month - mark your calendars! See details below. All are welcome! No experience necessary, though if you're really new to it, reading up some before you come is a good […]
cooperative development where ecology and economics meet Cooperative Design Lab (CDL) is 9-month cooperative development program serving cooperative projects in any stage of formation. Originally a collaborative between the Resilience Hub, Cooperative Fermentation, and Cooperative Development Institute, Design Lab is now in its second year running and is the only program of its kind offered […]
Farm Transition Planning for Women: Course Starts March 16 in Plattsburgh, March 17 in Canton, NY. Plattsburgh, Canton, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Annie’s Project will host the Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Succession, Business, Estate and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women course starting March 16 in Plattsburgh and March […]
Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, April 15-17, 2016 http://friendsofthetrees.net/sites/default/files/images/MHGMCPoster-2-image.jpg To learn more about this conference, click HERE!
Growing Cannabis - the Outdoor Garden Open to the public - this Wednesday at 6:30pm at Ricker Addition room 202, University of Maine at Farmington Coordinating educator: Erica Haywood of LoveGrown♥™ Guest expert lecturer: King Bishop of Medical Marijuana University Cost per person: $30 Registration table opens at 6pm. Pre-registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/bbECwpQzcs Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1695671757384295/ Some patient scholarships available, email [email protected] for more […]
I don't know about you, but the list of words that I can actually read is French is pretty short, spans the length of soufflé to the lyrics of "Lady Marmalade." So, when I look at this website, I can just barely string enough cognates and context clues together to glean the most basic and […]
Mendocino Permaculture’s 33rd Annual Winter Abundance Workshop Saturday January 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Boonville Just a little less a week now until the Mendocino Permaculture's Winder Abundance Workshop! The event is free and fantastic! Head on over to the Facebook event page for a schedule of events, carpooling schemes, […]
http://www.regrarians.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/regrarians_logo_small_text.png August 6th - 15th, 2016 Regrarians 10 day Open Consultancy (REX) This is a marquee training event with the intention of accelerating the development of regenerative land management. The event is run over 10 intensive days (no day off!) and is based on Vermont Edible Landscape's developing agroforestry farm in Essex, New York. Regrarians’ Darren […]
Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative of small-scale farmers, engineers and agricultural development organisations. Together, we develop methods and practices to reclaim farming skills and achieve self-sufficiency in relation to the tools and machinery used in organic farming. On 17th, 18th and 19th June 2016, we will be holding a gathering on a farm in […]
Applications are now open for the: http://www.centerforneweconomics.org/sites/default/files/Website%20header_0.jpg Practical tools for local economic transformation A new generation is choosing to return home to create jobs that support the landscape, the people, and the community of their region, but they lack many of the tools needed to build thriving, inclusive, and sustainable local economies. A broad range […]
The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is back in 2016! This year it will take place in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island on Friday and Saturday, February 12-13th. Join fellow farmers, regional experts, local food and farm advocates for three days of education, inspiration, and camaraderie. Registration is now open! Sign up before February […]
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Hi agrarians! Severine is coming to keynote The San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit on the San Juan Islands in early February! Come hang out, get your almanac signed, meet Kasey and Sev and talk about popcorn, sail freight, and the coming insurrection! To learn more and register click here! See you there!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqjN-7jZyE] Farmshare Austin, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing communities with healthy food by teaching the next generation of organic farmers. "Using a blend of hands-on in-field training and formal classroom education, students will gain practical knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable growing methods, as well as learning the business and financial planning […]