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land access event

Land Access and the Challenge for the Food Movement: Panel discussionAUG 20, 2014 , 6:30PM- 8:30PM| LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CA Land access is a serious challenge facing small-scale farmers. Concentration of ownership, increasing farm size, rural gentrification, financial speculation, and rising pressure from residential and industrial real estate developers have made farmland increasingly […]

Posted: August 18 2014
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rural academy theater - dates have posted!

The Rural Academy Theater is a collaboration of individuals, two-legged & four creating theater for primarily rural audiences in response to the growing urbanization of our culture, economy, food, education, media, & art. Their annual horse-pulled tour brings performers, musicians, sculptors, & dancers to town greens, college campuses, theaters, riverbanks, & farms via horse pulled […]

Posted: August 13 2014
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farmscale permaculture

October 2-5, 2014 Iowa City, IA 52240 Do you want to plan, install, and operate large-scale permaculture systems for maximum resiliency and economic stability?   Ready to learn from international experts in tree crops, keyline design, and multi-species grazing? We’re all in a unique place in history.  Our motivations are clear: live an enjoyable life, […]

Posted: August 12 2014
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support the young farmer network

The Young Farmer Network is a grassroots, farmer-led organization of farmers, aspiring farmers, and farm allies from all backgrounds, and of all experience levels.Their network is based in Rhode Island and includes farms and farmers from across southeastern Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. Here's the scoop on their current fundraiser: It's midsummer. We are knee deep in […]

Posted: August 11 2014
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artists seek farm for workshop/event

Scrimpy Summer Farm Tour Sometime between August 20th and the 25th, a tribe of New Yorkers (art world acolytes, anthropocene practitioners, gritty urban gardeners, and experimental musicians who were brought together during experiences of Occupy and continue to elaborate new forms of life) want to take our cultural goods (pw: blackoutjdb) and ways on the road to your farmland for a day. Taking seriously […]

Posted: August 11 2014
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farm-based festival alert!

September 19-21. 2014 Lake City, Michigan The Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of food and music, featuring the freshest of local ingredients and fine imported specialties. A family-friendly Gathering bringing us into contact with the abundance of our community, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has ripened Michigan's artisan culture for 13 years and running, and […]

Posted: August 8 2014
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ny: introduction to draft animal power

Sept 20-21 Northland Sheep Dairy, Marathon, NY Come participate in a hands-on experience with one of the region's most wonderful draft animal gurus. Donn Hewes is an experienced teamster and a passionate educator, and loves teaching others how to think like a horse. This is your chance to learn the basics of working with draft […]

Posted: August 8 2014
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agricultural authors at empire farm days

Empire Farm Days is celebrating authors who write about agriculture. Five New York State-based authors will be talking with visitors and signing and selling books in the Cornell Marketplace Building at the 2014 Empire Farm Days on Wednesday August 6 from 10am to 4pm. The 300-acre event takes place at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, […]

Posted: August 4 2014
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longhouse food revival 2014!

This annual gathering is the Woodstock of food—an intense, weekend symposium designed to raise the bar on how food stories are told and to connect generations of food-inspired artists, writers, web producers, documentary filmmakers, and broadcasters. Every year, LongHouse focuses on a single story to create a multi-media Pop-Up Food Magazine that allows participants to […]

Posted: August 1 2014
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soil sisters

a great idea!      http://mosesorganic.org/events/organic-field-days/soil-sisters-farm-tour/

Posted: July 30 2014
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oxford real food conference

Severine was able to attend this year's conference back in January.  Here's a short video about the event which includes a few words from Severine along with many other attendees![vimeo http://vimeo.com/101790496] http://www.oxfordrealfarmingconference.org/orfc-2014.html  

Posted: July 30 2014
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maine seaweed festival

The Maine Seaweed Festival will be a day long event, held on the beautiful waterfront campus of Southern Maine Community College, Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Posted: July 30 2014
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farm with horses

Download the PDF of this poster Download a sponsor letter

Posted: July 28 2014
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food freedom fest

coming up in September, and honoring Joel Salatin. Food Freedom Fest Celebrates Local Food Hero Farmers, foodies, politicians and others dedicated to advancing food freedom unite for a weekend festival in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on September 5-6, 2014.  Organized by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense (FTCLDF), Food Freedom Fest is a fun, educational […]

Posted: July 28 2014
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connecticut farm tour tonight!

The New CT Farmer Alliance hosts monthly farm tours; if you can't make this one, check out the next! Join Us on Sunday at Urban Oaks in New Britain Farm Tour: 4-6pm Potluck and Social: 6-8pm (bring a dish to share and your own place setting) Join Farmers Mike Kandefer, Mark Rutkowski, and Joey Listro […]

Posted: July 27 2014
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upcoming mofga events

Avena Botanicals Tuesday, July 29 5pm 219 Mill St Rockport Join herbalist and biodynamic herb gardener Deb Soule for an informative walk through Avena Botanicals' medicinal herb gardens. Deb and a crew of three gardeners collect over 1800 pounds of medicinal herbs by hand each year from 2 1/2 acres. These herbs are then immediately processed […]

Posted: July 27 2014
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put your hoe down

Posted: July 15 2014
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vote for the hmong american farmers to receive a 500k grant!

HAFA is delighted to be a finalist in theTwins “Fans Choose” All-Star Legacy Giving grant program. We need your help. As a finalist, we are now competing against six other top organizations for a $500,000 grant. In this final portion of the program, fans get to choose which organization should get the $500,000 grant. Please go […]

Posted: July 4 2014
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canada: registration is now open for acorn's 3rd annual beginner farmer symposium

August 18th, 2014 Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick Building on the great success of their previous Symposiums, drawing hundreds of farmers from throughout Eastern Canada, ACORN (Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network) is thrilled to once again showcase another busy day of workshops, panel discussions and prime networking opportunities for new, aspiring and experienced growers across […]

Posted: July 4 2014
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young farmer scholarships for CT NOFA gathering!

Take advantage, Connecticut greenhorns! Download more info here!

Posted: July 1 2014
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square dance party!

Posted: June 30 2014
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peter barnes - economics for the anthropocene

Sunday July 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm American Institute for Economic Research, 250 Division St. Great Barrington, MA.   Peter Barnes is an entrepreneur and writer who has co-founded and led several successfulbusinesses and written numerous articles and books about capitalism, the commons and other topics.  His latest book, With Liberty and Dividends for All: How […]

Posted: June 26 2014
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maine sail freight - this sunday!

 

Posted: June 19 2014
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new york: farm leasing for farmers and landowners

June 26th, 6-9pm Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Please join us for a panel discussion on farm leasing. Panelists include local farmers, landowners and attorneys with leasing experience. The panel will address Basic elements of a good farm lease Legal considerations in farm leasing On ‐ the ‐ ground experience with farm leases – what’s worked […]

Posted: June 12 2014
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farm hack north dakota

Farm Hack North Dakota Sunday, June 22nd @ Bad Goat Forest Products, Missoula MN See examples of successful DIY tools and dream up your own in Montana's first ever Farm Hack! It's a new event that's sweeping the nation, bringing together farmers, builders, and tech folks to create on-farm solutions! This event will offer attendees the […]

Posted: June 10 2014
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a summer gathering ~ growing food, farms and community

Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 am to 5:00 pm  Winvian, Morris, CT This summer's gathering is a high-energy, interactive and fun, yet serious educational event targeted at the grassroots, with an in-depth single focus on the fusion of food, sustainable agriculture and related issues with a call to action. Our goal is to help a broad audience from […]

Posted: June 5 2014
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greenhorns severine & patrick to speak at maine sail freight event

We hope you will join us in early summer, for an evening event exploring possibilities for a Maine Sail Freight Project along our fine seacoast. On June 22 we’ll join with Penobscot Marine Museum, MOFGA, Maine Farmland Trust for a Grange-hosted potluck dinner, and panel presenters from around New England. If you’ve been following the revival of […]

Posted: June 2 2014
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strolling of the heifers!

June 6,7,8 Brattleboro, VT Join us in beautiful, historic Brattleboro for a weekend of activities honoring farmers and celebrating local food, all built around our signature event, the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade, Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m. sharp! Check out the full weekend entertainment schedule, as well as entertainer bios and pictures, and […]

Posted: May 29 2014
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upcoming new england shows: max godfrey and elias alexander

Join Max and Elias for a raucous, foot-pounding evening of southern traditional songs and tunes.  Max Godfrey and Elias Alexander play Southern American music with rare soul, striking a dynamic balance between rootedness and spontaneity.  Their performance will include mountain ballads, fiddle tunes, work songs and country blues on fiddle, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and cajon. […]

Posted: May 29 2014
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14th annual tomato festival at red fire farm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 7 Carver Street, Granby, MA Every year, we have an unbelievable selection of amazing and often award-winning tomatoes for you to taste. It's a great day at the farm, with everything from a 5K Tomato Trot field race to hay rides to cooking demonstrations to live music to crafters and a […]

Posted: May 22 2014
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vermont sail freight flies again!

Mark your calendars. And stay in the loop! Mechanicville, NY  Saturday June 7th.  Market at the dock.  Hours TBA Waterford, NY  Sunday June 8th.  Attending Waterford Farmers Market 10am – 1pm Coxsackie, NY Wednesday June 11th, Attending Coxsackie Farmers Market 4-7 pm Croton-on-Hudson NY, Ferry Sloops, Shattemuc Yacht Club, June 18th, Market, hours TBA Croton-on-Hudson, Clearwater Festival, June 21st-22nd Manhattan, NY, New […]

Posted: May 21 2014
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new ct farmer alliance event

New CT Farmer Alliance May Farm Tour and Potluck Sunday May 25th 4pm-6pm Truelove Farms122 Thomaston Rd Morris, CT 06763 Truelove Farms is a small, sustainable farm focused on using natural, grass-based practices to ethically raise pork, beef, eggs, and poultry.  They use no growth hormones or sub-theraputic antibiotics and animals are brought up on pasture for a better […]

Posted: May 20 2014
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worksongs with max & maggie! atlanta, ga

if you've got roots and/or connections in the Southeast, spread the word! Whistlepig Productions Presents: "I'm Goin' Home: Worksongs, Chanteys and Roots Music with Max and Maggie." Join Max and Maggie for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of singing.  With simple call-and-response structures, these work songs and sea chanteys can be learned quickly, require no prior experience, and […]

Posted: May 18 2014
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mark your fall calendars for the surrealist cabaret pumpkin walk

October 2014  Amherst, MA Thursday through Sunday, October 16-19th at 5:00 All things fall: The 7th Annual Surrealist Cabaret Pumpkin Walk The Surrealist Cabaret and Pumpkin Walk is a buffet for the dream senses; a performance installation that draws on images familiar and ethereal, haunting and campy. With the wind full of the breath of apples, […]

Posted: May 15 2014
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MOFGA's farm & homestead day

So many people asked, "Whatever happened to Small Farm Field Day?" that a group of dedicated volunteers decided to resurrect the event as Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA. The emphasis is on teaching rural living skills through a variety of hands-on activities. The event will be held this year on Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. […]

Posted: May 14 2014
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wes jackson at OUR LAND

More recordings from this amazing event available are here: http://agrariantrust.org/symposium/

Posted: May 6 2014
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maine's young farmer alliance

Gathering of Maine’s Young Farmers Alliance! The next gathering will be held at Grassland Farm in Skowhegan on Saturday May 10th at 5pm. After a round of introductions there will be a farm tour and potluck. Please bring a dish and drinks to share. FMI or to carpool email David Gulak, [email protected] Grassland Farm is located at 41 Grassland Lane, […]

Posted: May 5 2014
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honeybeelujah

The latest from Rev. Billy! We’re swarming at Times Square and Harvard University and Monsanto - a corporation that drenches the land with bee-killing pesticides and GMO crops.  We returned last night from Cambridge, where we confronted designers of the Robobee, the robot slated to replace the Honey Bee as the real bee slides into extinction.Watch […]

Posted: May 5 2014
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more land access training workshops for new york

Agrarian Trust's May 3rd training workshop with the NY State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYAMP), Negotiation Your Way to Land, is SOLD OUT. You can get a podcast of the program by joining the Agrarian Trust email list. For those of you in the Hudson Valley, there are two more workshops coming up THIS weekend, hosted by the the Hudson Valley […]

Posted: May 1 2014
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UVM summer experience

Study Sustainable Farming this Summer at the University of Vermont Learn sustainable farming at UVM’s Catamount Educational Farm this summer in beautiful Burlington, Vermont – a hot-spot for community-based food and agricultural systems. Be part of the vibrant learning environment of the farm that cultivates over 10 acres of vegetables and fruit for the UVM […]

Posted: April 28 2014
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