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disparity to parity: balancing the scales

WEBINAR: strategizing to achieve racial justice, curb corporate capture, diversify farming, and steward land & water by updating supply management & fair prices. The divisions between rich and poor, rural and urban, Black and White, landed and landless, Main Street and Wall Street look as wide today in the U.S. as they have ever been. To understand […]

Posted: April 21 2021
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request for proposals: black farmers united (NY)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Black Farmers United - NYS POLICY-ADVOCACY STRATEGY CONSULTANT Black Farmers United - New York State (BFU-NYS) is a group of more than 20 Black farmers, educators, food justice activists and black-led community-based organizations from across New York State advocating for equity and opportunity.  We began organizing in April 2019, in response to […]

Posted: March 18 2021
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register for slow fish 2021 panel - aquaculture - march 25, 2021

Join Greenhorn's project, Seaweed Commons, at Slow Fish 2021!  Severine v T Fleming will speak about protecting wild seaweed ecosystems amidst a growing industrial aquaculture industry, concerns around the over harvest of Rockweed in Maine, and coalition building within the wild-harvest community alongside other active and thoughtful leaders in the marine sector including our friend […]

Posted: March 18 2021
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100 days of revolt, & still raring to go

Tuesday, 09 March 2021 | Indra Shekhar Singh As an orange sun hung over the Tikri border; Rakesh Tikait along with other leaders was addressing the gathering of farmers on the 99th evening of the farmers’ revolution. To mark the 100th day, plans were to be made. Farmers were preparing to block the National Highway into Delhi […]

Posted: March 17 2021
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job opportunity: activity head – farm and food systems

Camp Chewonki is a nature-based overnight camp and expedition-based youth leadership program for boys, girls, and non-binary children. Overnight campers are aged 8-15 and spend 10 days or 3 weeks at camp. The overnight camp program focuses on building cabin community, building skills and knowledge in a core curriculum, and learning about backcountry travel on […]

Posted: March 16 2021
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make america's rivers blue again: connecting the dots between regenerative ag & healthy waterways

John W. Roulac John is the founder of RE Botanicals and Nutiva, and 5 ecological nonprofit groups. He's written 4 books and co-producer of the film Kiss the Ground. Two hundred years ago, before the Industrial Revolution, the rivers across North America ran clear and blue. Rivers from the mighty Mississippi to the Columbia flowed […]

Posted: March 15 2021
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new economy coalition: stories from the field

American Rescue Plan & Black Farmers: Today, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a landmark $1.9 trillion relief package was signed into law that will provide desperately-needed relief for millions of working-class people — including direct payments, expanded unemployment benefits, significant child tax credits, and more. The relief package also includes $5 billion in debt relief […]

Posted: March 12 2021
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'we're trying to re-create the lives we had': the somali migrants who became maine farmers

From The Guardian A community of Somali Bantu farmers struggled for land security until the farm justice activists of the Agrarian Trust lent a hand. Muhidin Libah stretched his arm overhead, tapping the head of a corn stalk and sending its leaves quivering in the August sun. “About seven feet,” he guessed, comparing the plant […]

Posted: March 12 2021
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down east: photography by noah david smith

Noah David Smith is an award winning Director, Cinematographer and Photographer. He creates beautiful and evocative images with his natural aesthetic, distinct composition and elegant style. His technique is deeply rooted in strong portraiture, storytelling, natural light, and city streets. Check out his photos from Down East Maine HERE and follow his Instagram

Posted: March 10 2021
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the rodale institute is hiring!

Each member of the Rodale Institute team is passionate about improving the well-being of people and the planet through innovative organic research and leadership. If you share this passion, we welcome you to apply for the positions below.

Posted: February 12 2021
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national young farmers coalition report: towards a more equitable farming future

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) has just released their land policy report and its FREE to EVERYONE at the link below. To learn more about this initiative, take some time to explore their website. Land, policy, and power are closely intertwined. As millions of acres of U.S. farmland are changing hands, public policy holds […]

Posted: February 10 2021
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toolkit for congress to tackle the food monopoly crisis

Family Farm Action Alliance has developed a comprehensive toolkit for the 117th Congress to tackle the dangerous levels of consolidation in today’s food system. Our policy recommendations are based on conclusions from the pivotal report, “The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts,” authored by leading food system experts Dr. Mary Hendrickson, Dr. Phil Howard, Emily […]

Posted: February 3 2021
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deadline 2/5/21: quivira coalition is hiring for a communications and development director

Quivira Coalition is hiring for a Communications and Development Director. The C&D Director is a passionate communications professional versed in conservation and regenerative agriculture, as well as nonprofit communications, development, and data management across several program areas. The C&D Director enjoys working for and with a diverse staff to tell the stories of Quivira’s work in […]

Posted: February 2 2021
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honoring amigo bob cantisano: organic movement trail-blazer and earth champion

As his son Brook reflects, it was Amigo and “a handful of visionaries that saw a better way to produce and consume the food we eat. These are the people you all need to thank as you wander the aisles of Costco picking up organically labeled cans of beans, bags of non GMO corn chips […]

Posted: January 28 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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repurposed: agricultural waste in construction materials

As the interest in environmental sustainability continues to grow, many are curious as to how to reuse or re-imagine materials and substances that may be considered agricultural or construction waste. This interest may be partly fueled by pending shortages and rising input prices. For example, insulation companies have developed alternative insulation materials from agricultural waste […]

Posted: June 13 2018
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plant matter art show in portland maine april 13th

Rachel Alexandrou has been a regular contributor to Greenhorns New Farmers Almanac over the years. Her stunning work will be shown in a solo art show on April 13th in Portland Maine at Oxbow Brewery's Gallery 49. Rachel's current work focuses on concepts of decay, plant matter and herbarium specimens. 20% of the proceeds of the show […]

Posted: March 30 2018
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mofga seeks new executive director!

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) -fiscal sponsor of the Greenhorns - has launched a search for its next Executive Director. MOFGA's Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader and proven manager who shares the organization's passion for organic agriculture, local food production, a healthy environment, and thriving Maine communities. Background and Overview […]

Posted: March 3 2018
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home for rent in beautiful down east maine on cobscook bay

A wonderful and cozy home in Pembroke, Maine is available to rent for a number of weeks during the Summer of 2018. If you are hoping to attend one of our exciting upcoming events or just want to soak up the atmosphere in Downeast Maine and explore the new home of the Greenhorns this is the […]

Posted: February 24 2018
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a digital map leads to reparations for black and indigenous farmers

Check out this awesome article written by very good friend of the Greenhorns, Jean Willoughby for Yes! Magazine. Jean writes about the recent changes within the farming movement. Her article focuses on the increase in the number of voluntary transfers of land and resources to people of color as a means of reparations for past […]

Posted: February 24 2018
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the quivira coalition seeks an education and outreach coordinator.

The Quivira Coalition, a Santa Fe­ based nonprofit that builds resilience by fostering ecological, economic and social health on Western working lands, is seeking an Education and Outreach Coordinator. The chosen candidate should understand the connections between land health, working watersheds, and good food. In addition, they should also have a genuine passion for helping others […]

Posted: February 5 2018
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woodlanders - exploring the work of people who depend on and care for forests

[vimeo 197579043 w=640 h=360] Woodlanders is an online film series that seeks to document the work of people who care for and depend on forests for their livelihood and well-being throughout the world. They are up to 21 episodes now, and each episode focuses on a person or culture who has a sustainable relationship and/or livelihood […]

Posted: December 15 2017
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how does change happen on the land?

The Edmund Hillary Fellowship just published this great article about Severine!  There is a question we need to ask when talking about food production. The question is, “Who is telling what story, and on whose behalf?” Is it a story that goes with dinner? Or does it perhaps focus on the “We feed the world” […]

Posted: November 23 2017
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organic gardening tips from MOFGA

The seedcorn maggot is the larvae of a fly, says Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, in the fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. He continues: This critter spends the winter as a pupa in the soil. Flies emerge very early in the spring from these pupae and lay eggs near decaying […]

Posted: November 5 2017
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sam clovis withdraws nomination for agriculture department chief scientist

We've written about his preposterous nomination before due to his sheer inadequacy for the job and thankfully Sam Clovis has finally withdrawn his nomination for chief scientist of the agriculture department. Clovis is a climate change sceptic and was just another cog in the anti-science Trump administration. However make no mistake, his lack of qualification for […]

Posted: November 5 2017
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a great song to get you through cluster fly season!

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Posted: November 4 2017
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emancipatory educational experiences in scotland

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gZF2_T8WeQ&w=468&h=266] Drumduan school, in the Scottish highlands, offers it's students a unique and emancipatory education experience free of any form from exams or standardised testing. It's educational focus is on participatory and practical education. Academic study is enhanced and balanced with movement, music and artistic work, with crafts, foraging  and outdoor activities. Students learn through […]

Posted: November 4 2017
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save the date: april 2018 in aloha valley new zealand

Register your interest HERE 

Posted: November 3 2017
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the honey locust contest revisited

In 1926 J Russell Smith launched a contest to gather honey locust pods from across the country, the Savanna Institute are continuing what he started.  Contest Details & Instructions Step 1: Photograph the tree Photograph the tree before the pods have fallen from the tree, although preferably after leaves have dropped. Include the entire tree within the photo. Prior […]

Posted: November 2 2017
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citizen science vs. dicamba

This citizen science group at PublicLab is starting to corral expertise, team-craft and discover potential scientific inquiry methodologies to look at this terrifying trend of toxic and ever more toxic agrichemicals. Conventional farmers, as well as organic farmers, are profoundly concerned by this militarization of agronomy, it becoming a situation of “Spray or be Sprayed”. […]

Posted: October 29 2017
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watch: keep the soil in organic

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op3J5GFmfzo&w=640&h=360] Since last July there have been 15 Rallies to Protect Organic. Some of these Rallies were big, and some were small. They happened from California to Maine. The central theme of the Rallies has been to honor healthy soil as the essential foundation of organic farming. There is one more Rally still to come; […]

Posted: October 28 2017
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screening of 'the native and the refugee' in new lebanon ny tomorrow

Abode Farm are holding a screening of Native and the Refugee, a film directed and produced by friends of the farm, tomorrow, October 24th. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny and will take place in the Family Room in Fatah Hall at the Abode of the Message. […]

Posted: October 23 2017
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insect numbers fall by 76% in 27 years signaling an impending 'ecological armageddon'

The Guardian are warning of an ecological armageddon due to the data published in a study released yesterday which shows that insect populations have declined by over 75% in the last quarter century. “Insects make up about two-thirds of all life on Earth [but] there has been some kind of horrific decline,” said Prof Dave Goulson […]

Posted: October 19 2017
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maine harvest credit project

http://maineharvestcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Harvest-Final-Master.mp4 Hey young farmers! There is a  new Credit Union for farmers in Maine! It was founded in recognition that access to credit is one of the most difficult hurdles for young and new farmers to overcome. The Maine Harvest Credit Project is working to create a specialised credit union that is focused on providing […]

Posted: October 18 2017
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book: land justice: re-imagining land, food, and the commons

“Hunger and poverty are perpetuated by undemocratic systems of power. Now, this great new resource lifts the veil hiding the history of dispossession and unequal land access in the US.” - Frances Moore Lappé Land access is the primary barrier for young farmers today. Ensuring access for young farmers who are passionate about the production […]

Posted: October 17 2017
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its world food day!

Today is world food day and the second day of Food Week of Action. World food day was established in 1945 on the anniversary of the launch of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Celebrated on the 16th of October each year, the purpose is to raise awareness of hunger and poverty and to […]

Posted: October 16 2017
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happy international day of rural women!

The UN designated October 15th as international day of rural women in recognition of the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. Rural women play an invaluable and significant role in food security, resource stewardship and and environmental sustainability. Although women account […]

Posted: October 15 2017
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cider day celebrations in somerville - october 19th

South Street Farm is glorious in the height of fall, and to make it even better, this coming Thursday, October 19th, they are throwing a Cider Day Party! Whether you've been to the farm many times or have no idea where it is, you are more than welcome and they would love to celebrate the […]

Posted: October 14 2017
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traces of glyphosate found in ben & jerry's icecream leads company to launch an organic range.

The Health Research Institute (HRI) laboratories  recently reported that there were traces of glyphosate found in  13 out of 14 tubs of Ben & Jerry ice cream tested in the EU. The samples came from a range of countries including  the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Glyphosate is one of the most controversial of weedkillers […]

Posted: October 14 2017
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