As the next Farm Bill approaches, the House Agriculture Committee members are beginning to gather input from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders. As you may know, several current programmes that contribute to the success of organic agriculture are under threat of elimination as so it is imperative that policy makers hear directly from organic farmers, […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvOEltvXrME&w=640&h=360] 500 which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, is set in the years between 2013 and 2016. It documents the trial of the former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in 2013, who was tried and convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, when it was found that there was significant […]
The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has just announced that the deadlines for both the Christine Wilson Award and the Thomas Marchione Award have been extended until July 28th. Eligible candidates do not need to be either an anthropologist or a member of SAFN to apply. The Thomas Marchione award is presented […]
[vimeo 164326896 w=640 h=360] We have recently discovered fourthland, a collaborative art and performance community in the UK which first emerged in 2008. It's hard to do justice to fourthland and the work that they do in words. They create and explore objects, land, people and myths in interlinked creative and unconventional social and artistic […]
The 23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium is taking place from Nov 30th - Dec 2nd this year at the Estrimont Suites and Spas, Orford (near Sherbrooke), Quebec. The title of this year's symposium is “Profitability in Dairy Sheep Production”, and it will focus on genetics and nutrition of dairy sheep flocks. Each year the Dairy Sheep Association of […]
As part of their True Blue project, Fibershed, have recently released a report on the processes and practices involved in the making of blue indigo dye. They explain the idea of a closed-loop ideal indigo dye production system which "moves from soil to dye to textiles and back to soil." The basis for the report […]
An interesting wind powered sailing initiative that is documenting different low-tech solutions from around the world.
The big economists are taking note of the the local in this podcast that focuses on BerkShares alternative currency.
Monsanto's Roundup is facing increasing legal pressure with it's active ingredient being labeled as potential carcinogen. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s marquee product, Roundup, is coming under fire from hundreds of legal challenges across the U.S., with individuals alleging that the herbicide is carcinogenic and linked to cases of […]
Your artwork could help promote the next EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA!
Can New England farmers survive in changing climate? A new podcast says, yes-- and they absolutely need to.
A step-by-step video series on seed saving for 32 vegetable crops.
A new bill to provide debt relief to young farmers!
Looking at a few different crowdsourced financing platforms.
A discussion between farmers on mental health and the challenges of being well while you work.
Greenhorns, we want to point you in the direction of two texts on contemporary farm life! The first is The Journal if Peasant Studies, a publication that focuses rural politics and development. If you're a farmer, researcher, activist, or just plain curious about the breadth of the agrarian perspectives this is a great starting point! You can download […]
New research demonstrates bees pack more smarts into their tiny little brains than we thought.
A chance to see greenhorns founder talk farming in Ballymaloe.
Dairy farmer apprenticeship training program opportunities in NY state.
I met Kevin Morin in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, a town on the outskirts of Montreal, and home to some of the last vestiges of agricultural land on the island metropolis. At the time Kevin was working for the Cooperative farm Tournesol. Recently Keven and Nikaela Lange both won the Beingessner Award for Excellence in Writing for essays outlining hopes for the new […]
The Four Horsemen of the Good Food Movement: identifying weaknesses to make the movement stronger!
Tech companies and the digital economy don't have to be all bad!
Vermont Public Radio article on the challenges new and old farmers face when accessing affordable health insurance.
Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA is now accepting applications for its spring, summer, and fall fellowships.
Mark Shepard, restoration agriculture guru, is teaching a workshop in Stephentown, NY.
In the age of twitter leadership and instagram bill signings occasionally we see something that's worth mention. The Swedish government has just signed a new climate action plan that commits to phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2045. Really no need to contrast that historic decision with the likes of which we have […]
The Community Farm of Ann Arbor is looking to hire a head farmer.
A little preview of Artemisia Rae's farmer life inspired, erotic romance novel.
The Groundswell Center in Ithaca, NY is hiring!
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" may be a classic, but James Agee and Walker Evans' "Cotton Tenants" is also well worth a read.
Scarier than fiction - A look at protest posters and resistance art that draw from literature.
Delegation from farm and peasant organizations in Spain meet with rural Palestinians to discuss their needs and ongoing resistance to political, economic, and social repression.
Join author and activist Janisse Ray on a tour through the world of seed saving in here latest book on farming, seeds, and the movement to preserve genetic diversity.
Amazing facts and ways to protect the world's pollinators.
Oregon-based Rogue Farm Corps is now accepting applications for their hands-on internship and apprenticeship programs.
trans-historical residency and artist collective is looking for folks to join them this year.
Call for short films highlighting under-represented stories from around the world.
The case for regenerative farming over industrial farming.
Grange School for Adaptive Agriculture is hiring!
We love these female-farmer inspired greeting cards, and we love that a portion of proceeds go to support more women in agriculture.