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the fabulous parlor confirmed for greenhorns event july 20, portsmouth, nh

   Listen here!  See them live! Stay tuned for more details.

Posted: July 5 2015
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call for volunteers for neil young shows!

   Neil Young's "The Monsanto Years" tour kicks off today! The Greenhorns are joining the tour and we are looking for representatives for each show. You will join an "Activist Village" of other environmental and agricultural groups spreading the movement all across the country! Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected] Please include your name, contact information, […]

Posted: July 5 2015
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it's all about the soil

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aLh2JQMsGQ&w=853&h=480] Really loving DO Lectures right now! Check out more inspiring talks.

Posted: June 30 2015
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draft animal power field days are coming up!

For more information about DAPnet, click HERE!

Posted: June 25 2015
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summer supper benefit

The Youth Farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is a 1-acre educational farm that produces thousands of pounds of fresh produce and flowers, and create hands on farm education and job training opportunities for hundreds of youth and adults annually. We are pleased to invite you to an exciting fundraising event,"Summer Supper with Rob Newton: A […]

Posted: June 23 2015
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nesawg 2015 conference

NESAWG 2015 Conference: Putting MOVE in the Movement Civil rights, labor, women’s rights—the movements that transformed our world can give us insight on ways to accelerate food systems change.  What can we learn from leaders past and present?  How can we better organize our work, our networks, our message, our media? At this year’s NESAWG […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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stone soup benefit concert

Join the Folk-Americana sounds of Jonathan Edwards to fundraise for the Stone Soup Institute. The school is internationally based, offering courses of study integrating traditional and contemporary practices and knowledge in the agrarian arts and sciences, crafts, and fine arts. The educational experience of Stone Soup Institute is designed around the practical skills and seasonal rhythms associated […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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transformational workshop on transformational landscapes

While we're on the subject of Orchards, this is a great time to remind you that the next workshop in Eliza Greenman's Home Orchard Series is coming up! See details below. August 8th: Fruit Exploring and Summer Grafting Learning from the landscape is one of our best tools in combating climate change and forming a more sustainable […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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creative and collaborative marketing workshops

  menu from Morning Dew Farm Small farmers need to be creative and innovative marketers to be successful. The best are those that cultivate community involvement in their farms and nurture face-to-face relationships with their customers. Learn from the folks at Morning Dew Farm and The Pickup Café & CSA how they've approached innovative and collaborative […]

Posted: June 16 2015
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Maine Sail Freight... begin the imagination voyage

 Join multi-media artist, film stripper, singer, instrument-builder,   Brian Dewan  In songs of land and sea June 28th 6.30 pm at the Blue Hill, Halcyon Grange the kick off public event for MAINE SAIL FREIGHT! the new economy will take imagination, a knowledge of history and confidence in a future or our own making.  Join us […]

Posted: June 14 2015
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say hello at maine fare festival

Maine Fare is a unique food festival that brings everyone to the table — farmers, fishermen, foodies, nonprofits, food businesses, and eaters!– to celebrate a vibrant and delicious future for food, farming, and fishing in Maine.  The two day festival has an exciting schedule filled with talks, tastings, and classes. The Greenhorns Maine Sail Freight will have […]

Posted: June 9 2015
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seed week

Join us for SEED WEEK — a 5 day long convergence, teach-in and training for seed advocates. As land and seed stewards, we have a special responsibility to the seeds we’re growing. We recognize seed as both global, and highly localized commons — a common ecosystem of genetics, cultural relations, and the result of centuries of adaptation, and survival. We cherish […]

Posted: June 2 2015
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beefjam

BeefJam is a 3-day event that takes young producers and consumers on a crash course of the Australian beef supply chain and gives them 48hrs to reshape the way we grow, buy and eat our red meat. Check out more about BeefJam and Youth Food Movement Australia here!

Posted: June 1 2015
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young farmer night 6/3 in charlestown, ri

The next YFN Young Farmers Night is this Wednesday in Charlestown, RI! Walrus and Carpenter Oysters farm, however, is an underwater farm, which means that anyone planning on attending needs to RSPV ASAP. Please bring a potluck offering to share for dinner. Parking is limited, and if you're later than 5:00 p.m. you'll literally miss the […]

Posted: May 31 2015
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hard cider revival

Tickets for the tasting are $15 and can be purchased online at maine-fare.org OR by calling 207-338-6575. Ticket holders receive 10 3oz pours, and must be 21 years of age to enter the event. And find more information here.

Posted: May 27 2015
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mendocino farm hack, dec 6-7.

When: 12/6/2014 Where: Grange Ag School. 16200 Willits Road. Willits, CA 95490 Mendocino County will host its first FarmHack at the Little Lake Grange and Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, CA this December 6-7. This weekend long event will bring together business owners, engineers and mechanics, farmers and home-scale producers to learn about the possibilities of […]

Posted: November 28 2014
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the farmers guild holiday party!

Kick off the holiday season with an evening of good music, local food, and the release of the brand new Farmers Guild Cookbook, a collection of recipes from our favorite young farmers and their own harvest, along with a collective exploration into our agrarian future.

Posted: November 21 2014
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voices of hope - saturday!

http://www.localfutures.org/

Posted: November 5 2014
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schumacher lectures online + upcoming!

Use this amazing resource!  The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures (listed below) include some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Hildegarde Hannum is the editor of nearly all the lectures. Summaries of all lectures can be found here. Registration is now open for the 34th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on November 15th, […]

Posted: November 5 2014
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young farmers grange: day of the dead

Day of the Dead Flyer

Posted: October 27 2014
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techno-utopia reading list!

Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures: Cold Evil: Technology and Modern Ethics by Andrew Kimbrell Buddhist Technology: Bringing a New Consciousness to Our Technological Future by Arthur Zajonc The Community's Role in Appropriate Technology by George McRobie Books: New Dimensions of Appropriate Technology: Selected Proceedings of the 1979 Symposium by Alfred L. Edwards Appropriate Technology and Social Values: A Critical […]

Posted: October 23 2014
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canada (halifax): new farmer roundtable

This roundtable brings together Canadian stakeholders working on new farmer issues under the New Farmers' Initiative, a partnership of FarmStart, along with Food Secure Canada and the Canadian National Farmers' Union Youth Coalition. The Roundtable is part of Food Secure Canada's 8th Annual Assembly in Halifax, Nova Scotia from November 13-16th.

Posted: October 23 2014
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technology & human consciousness: upcoming conference

On October 25th and 26th the City University of New York will host a teach-in and public forum on Techno-Utopianism & The Fate of Earth. The purpose of the conference will be to give attendees a fuller understanding of how technological advancement has impacted the environment, as well as its impact on human cognition and […]

Posted: October 12 2014
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six figure farming for small plots: a workshop with jean-martin fortier

Thursday, November 20th Hawthorne Valley Farm (Ghent, NY) $15 for the full-day workshop   Since 2004, Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife have been making a good living by growing on less than 1½ acres, on their farm Les Jardins de la Grelinette in Quebec, just north of the Vermont border. Last year, they sold more […]

Posted: October 9 2014
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Severine, greenhorns founder, to be keynote speaker and panelist at bioneers conference

Live tweeting of the events @bioneers October 17-19, 2014 Keynote:  Millions of Acres: Young Agrarians Needed (Oct. 17) In the next 20 years, farmland ownership will shift on a continental scale—400 million acres, yet 70% of American farmland is owned by people 65 and older. How can we help young, motivated agrarians survive daunting structural […]

Posted: October 9 2014
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celebrate indigenous people's day - north oakland, ca

via Phat Beets Produce: Greetings Friends,Christopher Columbus, Conquest and Colonization is nothing to celebrate.  Please join us this weekend with our friends at Self Help Hunger Program, POOR, and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council to celebrate resistance through Celebrating Indigenous People's Day.  The gentrication we see in our neighborhoods today is built upon the […]

Posted: October 7 2014
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creative arts + agriculture

Last month in Greensboro, NC, Art-Force and the National Rural Assembly hosted Cross Currents, a convening of artists-artisans-designers, rural leaders and advocates, elected and agency representatives, CSAs and CDCs, food producers and distributors, policy researchers and scholars, entrepreneurs and small business owners for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration of how partnerships between the creative […]

Posted: October 7 2014
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MOFGA's farmer to farmer conference

Every year farmers and other agricultural experts from Maine and beyond gather at MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference to share their expertise about organic cultivation and marketing. This year the conference takes place fromNovember 1 to 3 at Point Lookout in Northport. It includes tours of the draft-powered North Branch Farm in Monroe and Bahner […]

Posted: October 7 2014
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capitalism, the climate, and indigenous people

  Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, inaugurated the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at the UN on Monday and said he is living proof that the community can “govern and not just vote.” “These principles — the protection of life, land and peace — are constantly threatened by a system and a model: […]

Posted: September 26 2014
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draft animal power network's annual gathering

At the Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA September 26-28th 2014! http://www.draftanimalpower.org/ See Weekend Schedule Here! The Draft Animal-Power Network (DAPNet) advances the practical application of draft-animal power and creates a supportive community by hosting regional events, an online forum, quarterly newsletter and website. The Annual Gathering will feature horse, mule and oxen demonstrations, shared meals and […]

Posted: September 25 2014
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growing local

Growing Local, a new film series by Seedlight Pictures and Maine Farmland Trust, will premiere during the Camden International Film Festival on Sunday, September 28th. The screening will start at 5pm at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, and will be followed by a panel discussion on Taking Local to the Next Level with Ted Quaday, […]

Posted: September 25 2014
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grow your farm skills!

from the comfort of your own home.  The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a menu of 12 online courses each Fall and Winter to help farmers develop their businesses. These 5- to 7-week online courses cost $200 total for up to 4 members of the same farm to attend. They are an […]

Posted: September 15 2014
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slow money gathering

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Posted: September 15 2014
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bioneers conference 2014: register now!

October 17-19th San Rafael, CA After a quarter-century, the Bioneers community of leadership has learned a thing or two about breakthrough solutions and what directions to head in. Like a magnifying glass channeling sunlight, the “Growing The Movement” theme is designed to help focalize this wealth of community wisdom, skillfulness and vision into beams of […]

Posted: September 12 2014
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watch the farm aid concert live from home!

Watch the Concert Live! If you're not joining us in Raleigh this year, you can still help celebrate from home. Watch live in HD on AXS TV starting at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific. Or you can watch our HD webcast, Farm Aid 2014 Presented by Amy's Kitchen starting at 5pm Eastern on FarmAid.org. Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's […]

Posted: September 12 2014
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rural academy theater fall tour!

Check out the schedule here. BREAKING NEWS FROM YOUR FAVORITE HORSE PULLED THEATER… This fall The Rural Academy Theater will clip clop its way into your back yard and heart with a full array of exciting new material to inspire, charm, divert and incite. The ambassadors of The Slow Theater Movement bring with them an […]

Posted: September 10 2014
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NESAWG conference registration open

get all of the details HERE! Our 2014 It Takes a Region conference will be held November 11-12 at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Pre- conference sessions begin November 10. This year's theme: REGION-SIZING: MAKING IT WORK!What does it take to make our food system strong, resilient and region-sized?  What does real collaboration and cooperation […]

Posted: September 8 2014
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young farmer mixer in raleigh, nc

National Young Farmers Coalition and Rural Coalition: Young Farmer Mixer9/14/2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmOld Milburnie Farm, Raleigh, NC Join us for a Farm Aid after-party with wood-fired pizza, cold brews and the company of fellow young and beginning farmers from central North Carolina and beyond. Visit www.youngfarmers.org/farmaid for more info & RSVP.

Posted: September 8 2014
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north carolina: awesome panel on resiliency, apple genetics, rare livestock breeds and branding!!

Wake Forest University Wednesday, September 10th 7-8:30 PM. FREE!  This exciting panel discussion will provide insights into the importance of biodiversity and sustainable land and water use to a resilient food system. Individually, and collectively, these entrepreneurs are contributing to the economic vitality of our region by offering value-added choices to the marketplace. !!FREE SIGN […]

Posted: September 5 2014
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draft animal power network

Annual meeting is coming right up! The Draft Animal-Power Network is looking for volunteers for the Annual Gathering!Sept 26-28th, 2014 Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington MA http://www.draftanimalpower.org/ The Annual Gathering brings together farmers, loggers, etc around the use of draft power - we will have horse and oxen demos, community meals, farmer-to-farmer conversations, music and more. Don't […]

Posted: September 3 2014
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