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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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sight and insight in the californian desert

Journalist Kate Bolick recently wrote about her experience in visiting artist Andrea Zittel in the Californian desert. Zittel has spent the past 20 years of her career exploring solitude and this path has led her to create her "Experimental Living Cabins" at A-Z West near Joshua Tree National Park. "Zittel sees herself as part of the 20th-century tradition […]

Posted: November 23 2017
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forthland, art, community and harvesting the commons

[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 […]

Posted: July 16 2017
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a tree for a landlord, a tree for an office

[vimeo 47713837 w=640 h=360] We should all be so lucky.

Posted: May 4 2017
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calling all artists: ecofarm needs your work!

Your artwork could help promote the next EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA!

Posted: March 29 2017
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call for film submissions

Biannual film fest in Madison is looking for projects focused on this years theme of Land.

Posted: March 15 2017
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another side to alan kapuler

Famous seed breeder Alan Kapuler is also an artist!

Posted: February 1 2017
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fictional playbooks for totalitarian dystopia

Scarier than fiction - A look at protest posters and resistance art that draw from literature.

Posted: February 1 2017
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living art in Pennsylvania

trans-historical residency and artist collective is looking for folks to join them this year.

Posted: January 25 2017
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resistance of the heart against business as usual

We are cultivated by the land. Thoughts on the daily act of farming.

Posted: January 20 2017
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magic molly, fedco's badass super farmer

Fighting corporate tyranny and planting the seeds of freedom, we're so grateful to Fedco for giving us this badass superhero on their 2017 seed catalogue cover.

Posted: January 7 2017
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our new favorite greeting cards

We love these female-farmer inspired greeting cards, and we love that a portion of proceeds go to support more women in agriculture.

Posted: January 3 2017
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buy nothing catalogue

photo: Samuel Oslund It's that time of year. The gifts are torn apart,the wrapping paper lays warm next to the dying tree, boots are on, and people are piling into cars, lining up at shops, trampling and fighting for deals, deals, deals! We're doing a little internal shopping. Check out the buy nothing catalogue, a […]

Posted: December 26 2016
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artists capture carbon and fossil fuel criminals

photo cred: Danny Lyon Burn Zone, is Danny Lyon’s newest published work. Burn Zone is a Cri de Coeur directed at the artist community and our youth asking them to join the fight to save planet Earth. In it, photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, tells the story of his return to New Mexico after thirty […]

Posted: November 30 2016
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seeds go sailing, wonderful european sail freight in motion

Seed Journey -- a project from the artist group Future Farmers-- is a seafaring voyage connected to a public art project. "Seed Journey moves people, ideas and seeds through time and space. This voyage—its crew and cargo—are agents that link the commons as they relate to local networks and a more global complex of seed savers and stewards […]

Posted: November 28 2016
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LAND ART IN MONGOLIA

Between the Sky and the Earth In times of google maps are the evidences of detecting and viewing lands; we read them, we move according to them, we navigate with them, we get lost and we found ourselves with them.

Posted: November 26 2016
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TABITHA and GIRLS IN TREES

Girls In Trees, primarily a photography and text exhibit curated by acclaimed novelist Rebecca Godfrey, gathers the work of over 33 renown and emergent artists (mostly from the Hudson Valley) exploring the moments that wilderness and girlhood collude.

Posted: November 16 2016
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the climate monologues: live in NYC nov 18

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kbwBrs6pkM] Finally! We've been waiting for ages for a one-woman musical about climate change, and this one is fantastic! See it live at the United Solo Theatre Festival in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 18 at 9:00 pm!

Posted: November 8 2016
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sassafras stomp tour dates!

Remember Adam and Johanna, the sweet song birds of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME? Good. Just to keep you abreast of their happenings: you can catch Adam's interview on the Greenhorns Radio here, order his CD here, and see him and Johanna live at the following shows! Fri. Oct 21st.  Contradance in Brooklyn, NY Sat.  Oct. 22nd.  CDNY Contradance.  Manhattan, NY. […]

Posted: October 19 2016
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seven super do-able steps towards maintaining your creative life as a parent

Artists and farmers alike, we know it ain't easy to maintain your art when you've got buns in and out of the oven. In fact, I'd say that between the sleepless nights of those early years to the struggle of raising kids on what are not famously-lucrative salaries, raising the next generation of beautiful, free-spirited, […]

Posted: August 9 2016
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Agrarian Trust Symposium speaker Kim Stringfellow's cool ass project!

The Mojave Project is really just kind of the bomb-diggety. But don't take our word for it: to learn more, we recommend this absolutely gorgeous video. The project is an "experimental transmedia documentary led by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert." Browse the current projects here. And while we're talking about the Mojave […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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awesome cow performance art!

Posted: June 9 2016
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acequia

This April, as the communal irrigation ditches known as acequias run with spring melt and farmers carve new furrows into their fields, many northern New Mexico villages will celebrate their annual homecoming. This is the time of the limpia –– the cleaning of the acequia, when water-rights holders and their families gather to haul rocks, […]

Posted: June 8 2016
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"this soil is fertile."

Artists from South Sudan, a new country fraught with internal conflict, make a case for the power of community agriculture in their music video. As they sing, rap, and comb through fields of corn, okra, and sorghum, their message is clear: There's rich soil in Sudan, and it will improve the lives of people if they […]

Posted: June 5 2016
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hawaii to ny in a double hulled sailing canoe

Hōkūleʻa, our Star of Gladness, began as a dream of reviving the legacy of exploration, courage, and ingenuity that brought the first Polynesians to the archipelago of Hawaiʻi. The canoes that brought the first Hawaiians to their island home had disappeared from earth. Cultural extinction felt dangerously close to many Hawaiians when artist Herb Kane […]

Posted: May 19 2016
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greenhorns releases: MANIFESTA!

We are so proud of this awesome collaboration. If you've been wondering how a maritime art stunt fits into the mission of an organization that supports farmers (I mean, talk about your landlubbers!), this publication is for you! Manifesta lays out the story, history, discourse, and activism behind the Maine Sail Freight project last summer! The un-monograph is a […]

Posted: May 3 2016
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what is commitment? what is art? what is agrarianism...

Grizedale Arts is an arts organisation based on the historic site of Lawson Park farm, above the Coniston valley in the Lake District. The organisation is a curatorial project in a continuous state of development. Our current site, Lawson Park, is run as a productive small holding and working farm house, with a multifaceted programme […]

Posted: April 21 2016
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des colores kites

Meg Hiesinger is a kite maker who sees her craft as a way to help deepen people’s connections to nature through play. Meg began making kites after pulling a broken factory-made plastic  kite out of a stand of cactus near her home in Laguna Beach, California. It made her wonder how a kite might look […]

Posted: April 14 2016
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excavating oil out of our museums

Watch the video below! Learn more about the exhibit here! Follow the amazing ripple effects of the exhibit, recent press in the Houston Chronicle and NYT, and more of the organizations work on their news page.   [facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/TheNaturalHistoryMuseum/videos/792124050888172/" /]

Posted: April 12 2016
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looking for branding, packaging and commerce help?

Meet Michelle LaPenai: artist, designer, forager and gardener passionate about food as medicine. She wants to serve those bringing good things into the market place and wants to be a part of this movement to use her skills. She is not looking for pro bono work, but to connect with farmers in order to bring […]

Posted: February 24 2016
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some of these cool exhibits

http://ecoartspace.org/images/projects_02.jpg Ecoartspace is one of the leading international organizations in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues. We promote a diverse range of artworks that are participatory, collaborative, interdisciplinary and uniquely educational. Our philosophy embodies a broader concept […]

Posted: January 28 2016
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a land built by gravity

Oregon-based young farmer and photographer Nolan Caldish takes beautiful photographs, often pertaining to agricultural subjects. Several of the projects up on his website, both independent and commissioned feature vegetables, fruits, and land use issues. The three images above come the from "A Land Built By Gravity," which explores America with stark realism, the intersection of the […]

Posted: December 6 2015
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earthalujia! sundays nov-dec, joes at the public in NYC

Revernd Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir "are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life and imagination."

Posted: November 1 2015
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maine grange halls

Photographer, Rose Marasco, has developed a large collection of photographs of the aging Grange halls of Maine. The halls in her photographs are at once regal relics of the past and a little spooky, leaving us both nostalgic and slightly unsettled by their slight disrepair. See a sampling of the collection on her website. A […]

Posted: October 18 2015
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work song concert & workshop at mettabee farm

Calling all farm crews and musical historians! Mettabee Farm & Arts in Hillsdale, NY is hosting a two day worksong concert and workshop with Edith & Bennett. To see the event description in full click here Concert Saturday October 17th, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm  $10-$20 suggested donation Bring a tent and gather 'round the campfire to sing songs and […]

Posted: October 13 2015
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working the land symposium, oct. 10, shelburne, vt

Next week, in conjunction with its current exhibition Eyes on the Land, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont is holding a Working the Land Symposium. From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, regional scholars will present on the histories, stories, archeology, and symbolism of the working landscapes of New England. These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion […]

Posted: October 4 2015
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art peeps in farm country

WASSAIC, N.Y. — When Bowie Zunino is interviewing candidates for residencies at the Wassaic Project, she spends a lot of time trying to talk them out of coming. “I tell them, it’s rough,” she said. “Your studio will be in a barn. If there’s tons of water outside, chances are there’s going to be a […]

Posted: September 28 2015
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behold the beautiful cargo!

As if you needed more convincing to order your Maine Sail Freight shipment, we are thrilled to announce that you can take a good mouth-watering look at the sea-bound goods in this gallery. Behold the sea salt, Maine jam, wild Atlantic kombu, beeswax candles, artisanal apple cider syrup! Are you swooning? (I'm swooning.) Photo cred for these stunning […]

Posted: August 11 2015
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order the epic crown o' maine celery poster

Oh my god, it's so epic. So. Epic. The Crown of Maine Cooperative distributes locally grown food across Maine and has an extremely talented graphic design team. You can order produce and posters by registering here.

Posted: August 9 2015
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future farmers going strong!

Here at the Greenhorns love art and we love farmıng and we love creative subversive people, and so you might imagine that we really love creative subversive art about farming. We've blogged about these guys a few times before, and we are delighted to remind you that they're still creating great art all the time. The above […]

Posted: June 27 2015
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