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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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west marin review now accepting submissions

The West Marin Review is a Point Reyes Station, California-based literary journal produced collaboratively by a team of volunteers. You can read their submission guidelines here.

Posted: May 31 2015
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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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indigenous farming/gardening registry mapping tool!

Are you part of the food community? Make your presence known! Nurseries, food banks, community kitchens and farmers markets are just some of the many points you could add. You can even put your backyard garden on the map. Click HERE to add your points to the map!

Posted: August 29 2014
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an artist making good work about bodies, and the terrain of production. Jackie Nickerson - Terrain "TERRAIN is Jackie Nickerson’s new work in progress. It is about us in the landscape, how we change the world we inhabit at every moment of our being human, and how, for better and for worse, the habitus that […]

Posted: August 26 2014
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young farmer writers & artists

Here is another place for your work! The West Marin Review is seeking submissions for its next issue. Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014 For publication in 2015 West Marin Review, a literary and arts journal published by Point Reyes Books and Neighbors & Friends, is now accepting submissions of literary works, poetry, and visual art […]

Posted: July 21 2014
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visualizing networks

The Exchange Archive is a research database for projects about exchange. From unconventional dialogue to reciprocity systems, the Exchange Archive supports research about contemporary exchange practices. We aim to support artistic research by making legible the people, ideas, and materials that surround exchange-based work today. The Exchange Archive highlights connections between works. You can add […]

Posted: July 7 2014
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the way north: effects of immigration in america's heartland

Last month, the New York Times staff photographer Todd Heisler and a reporter, Damien Cave, set off on an ambitious journey to travel up Interstate 35, chronicling how the middle of America is being changed by immigration. Check out their journey HERE!

Posted: June 13 2014
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swoon: submerged motherlands

Brooklyn-based artist Swoon celebrates everyday people and explores social and environmental issues with her signature paper portraits and figurative installations. She is best known for her large, intricately-cut prints wheat pasted to industrial buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Often inspired by contemporary and historical events, Swoon engages with climate change in the installation as a […]

Posted: June 13 2014
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amazing talent

Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc's to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, poet and respected recording artist. Here's a snippet from the video above: Look, if all these people were prophets, We’d profit. We […]

Posted: May 2 2014
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ok, time to move to alaska

Visit to see more of Pat's art.

Posted: May 1 2014
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new york: buzz with rev. billy's honeybeelujah campaign

  Springtime Greetings to the Citizens of Earthalujahville! This spring we run our parallel performances - our nonviolent dramatic activism and our run at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on May and June Sunday afternoons in New York.  The outside and inside stages feed off each other, with information, arrests and whoops of "Earthalujah!" Buzz with […]

Posted: April 10 2014
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house of fairy tales cartography!

  Cartography Portfolio   We enlisted the imaginations of artists to realize the aesthetic, visualize the psycho-geography and describe the terrain, landscape, characters and stories of The House of Fairy Tales. This portfolio is a collection of works that aim to describe the lay of the land. Much like the worlds encompassed in the great […]

Posted: April 1 2014
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last call for image submissions to almanac!

Deadline on these is February 20th!  Here's a great submission from Adam at Juniper Hill Farm: images must be 300dpi resolution and mailed to [email protected] 

Posted: January 23 2014
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a residency for activists

We know that many of you are writing books, or working on other projects, right now, and we wanted to share information about this amazing Adirondack retreat/residency center which has an application period ending in February.

Posted: December 26 2013
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the baffler

worthwhile winter reading!  Subscribe here.   The Baffler, est. 1988, is a printed and digital magazine of art and criticism appearing three times annually—spring, summer, and fall. We’re headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts; edited by John Summers,Thomas Frank, and Chris Lehmann; designed by Patrick Flynn; distributed byMIT Press; and delivered to subscribers and bookstores in all fifty U.S. states. The Baffler is now […]

Posted: December 23 2013
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Posted: October 31 2013
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a super wonderful horse-drawn theatre company

Rural Academy Theatre   In horse pulled wagons stocked with a bicycle powered silent cinema, an Appalachian-balkan-brass-klezmer-dixieland-string ensemble, kinetic sculpture and their signature low-tech theater appliances, the newly formedRural Academy Theater have staged their innovative performances in the town greens, theaters, college campuses, and pastures of Western North Carolina. “By not relying on gasoline powered propulsion or […]

Posted: September 16 2013
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land art in north dakota

Where land prices rose 26% in 2012, mostly because of fracking speculation. Satellite Fields SATELLITE FIELDS is a series of large-scale tree formations planted in North Dakota. Covering 4 acres of land, each piece will be large enough to appear in satellite surveillance of the area, so that the formations can be visited two ways: […]

Posted: September 9 2013
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crimes of the heart

Fable Farm Theatre presents "Crimes of the Heart" By Beth Henley Join us this August at the Clark Commons for a late Summer evening of food and theatre amongst our gardens and towering mama maple trees.  Grab a bowl of soup from the cauldron, talk  with friends, fill your jar, and find your seat; the show is about […]

Posted: August 20 2013
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baking and breaking bread

Baking Bread for a Sustainable Future by Chris Riedy, 2 August 2013. It’s raining lightly in Oslo as our procession makes its way past the gleaming white of the Opera House, jutting like a glacier over Oslo Fjord. I am following an artist, Eva Bakkeslett, on a strange journey to a kind of guerilla bakehouse. Colleagues […]

Posted: August 18 2013
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groovy activist artist conference

Gabfestry for Creative Dissenters August 19-24, 2013 What is this? Gabfestry will be an opportunity for politically minded artists (of all media) to geek-out, talk shop, learn from each other, and share our experiences and concerns.  This event will be held August 19-24 and offer a chance for artists to plug in to perspectives of […]

Posted: August 8 2013
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farm aid 2013

  Farm Aid's 2013 concert is September 21 in Saratoga Springs! Featuring Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews... a good crew. And support farms! Check it out here, buy tickets here. And come say hey to the greenhorns table!

Posted: August 4 2013
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rural route film fest needs your help!!

[youtube=] Rural Route needs a bit more help to make this year's film fest happen! Please, if you can, check out their indiegogo page and support this amazing event. ALSO, YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE FESTIVAL!! July 27 and August 1-4, 2013!!   from their indiegogo page: We don’t have the backing of larger organizations, and this year, […]

Posted: July 21 2013
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incredible rural project

Curtains Without Borders. Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery. The painted curtains are found in town halls, grange halls, theaters and opera houses. They were created between 1890 and 1940, although on rare occasions, pieces painted after 1940 are also included in our inventories.

Posted: June 25 2013
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mesoamerica resiste

The Beehive Collective has a new poster! In their words: These graphics depict many stories of resistance to Project Mesoamerica, formerly known as the PPP (Plan Puebla Panama), a massive infrastructure project that aims to pave the way for Free Trade in Mexico, Central America and Colombia. The name of this Graphics Campaign, Mesoamerica Resiste, reflects our efforts to go beyond […]

Posted: June 23 2013
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rural news from this land

This Land Press

Posted: April 29 2013
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sprouts society

Sprouts Society Media Art at Farms in the Catskills

Posted: April 26 2013
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futurefarmers / flatbread society workshop

Hi Friends of Futurefarmers, Michael and Amy are debuting a line of aprons and props for their project in Oslo ( Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, from 12pm to 4pm @ the Workshop Residence We would love to see you: (kids under 13 get in free) Sign up here: (space is limited to 20)

Posted: March 17 2013
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a tip for our artist readership… amazing residency in SF

you get to make nice things, and then get proceeds from what sells. Amazing way to incubate new craft product lines. check it out

Posted: January 13 2013
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GRANGE EVENT: Feburary 15th Save the date

Bread and Puppet Theater’s THE CIRCUS OF THE POSSIBILITARIANS at The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, mainstage 15th February, 2013 a family friendly performance 7pm- pm $ Come one, come all, bring your friends from out of town. It isn’t everyday that Bread and Puppet comes thru the Adirondack region with their rollicking good humor, songs and […]

Posted: January 5 2013
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naked lady holiday calendars

A Naked Lady farmer calendar from Rosharn Farm in Rehobeth. They are raising money for a ' Pasture to plate" mobile slaughter house and processing kitchen. Read all about it. And order their calendar for your farming ladies~!

Posted: December 1 2012
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western new york book arts center

This is a community letter press shop and non profit organization in buffalo. They have 12 letter presses, workshops, supply store, commercial customers and educational field trips. They take commercial work for broshures, flyers, gigs and events Consider using them, they are very very nice and talented.

Posted: October 10 2012
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picnic power

announcing a much, anticipated, 2-years in the making book release: A Variation on Powers of Ten. In ten picnics, Futurefarmers journeys through fields of inquiry ranging from philosophy to ecology, microbiology, astrobiology, environmental science, geography, and urban studies. Comparing today’s practices with those in 1968, researchers discuss the changing landscape of their field and the tools […]

Posted: September 21 2012
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frog juice

a photo essay by magnus

Posted: September 1 2012