****Video/Audio only available until October 20th, so watch soon!***** "We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity." As part of UMass's A Planet […]
'Ulu, also known as breadfruit, has a promising future for both healthy people and a healthy planet. This indigenous Hawaiian crop is making a resurgence thanks to the folks of the Hawai'i 'Ulu Cooperative: "‘Ulu is one of the world’s few staple crops that grows on perennial trees, so it doesn’t need to be replanted […]
seed: the untold story - a documentary following the history and perilous future of food crop biodiversity
Over the last century, "94% of our seed diversity has disappeared". In this documentary, follow passionate seedkeepers and activists to unbury the history and future of seeds. From the directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel: "The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture […]
Climate Land Leaders: Land Walk With The Bouska Sisters “Ecological Design advised us to ask certain questions while we walked,” Carol says. “Where is there erosion? How does the water flow through the land? What plant and animal communities live there? What different soil types do you find? What spots seem particularly windy or rocky? […]
Friend of the Greenhorns Ethan Soloviev has just relaunched his new blog after a 10 year hiatus from writing. His new blog will focus on regenerative agriculture regenerative business and life! We are so happy to welcome him back to the writing world and are very excited for his upcoming guest post for the Greenhorns […]
You may be familiar with Farm Hack, started by Greenhorns founder Severine. Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers that build and modify their own tools (including a few bicycle based tools like the bike tractor). But have you heard about Bicimakina? Bicimakina is a community of makers, educators, and enthusiasts all joined […]
This message is sent on behalf of Tim Glidden, President at Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Dear Maine Land Trusts, Last night, Governor LePage delivered his final State of the State address. As we expected, right out of the gate he blamed land trusts for Maine's rising property taxes. He relied upon many statistics to make […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBY76schtNU?list=PL58MzGjKxV-Vm-khwnlRAjz1lY2lVPg3e&ecver=1&w=640&h=360] You might remember the clip above the Juliette of the Herbs, the maker of that film is currently crowdfunding for their new project - Tulsi, Queen of the Herbs. Like Juliette, this new project will introduce you to a remarkable being. This time the being is Tulsi, ocimum sanctum, or Holy Basil. She […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhUd1X_Ni58?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] Discover the hidden power soil has to reverse climate change, and how a regenerative farming diet not only delivers us better health and wellness, but also rebuilds our most precious resource—the very ground that feeds us. Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers and director of Fuel, has dedicated most of his […]
[vimeo 222514975 w=640 h=360] How do you choose the land or the sea? Longtime deep sea fisherman turned goat farmer, Gabriel Flaherty of Aran Islands Goats Cheese, doesn't have to, the sea surrounds him and runs through his veins.
two rivers tells the tale of indigenous tribes defending america's most important rivers from industry
1,500 miles apart, two rivers flow. One alongside rolling hills and blue skies of the North Dakota high plains, the other tumbles past volcanoes, down narrow gorges, and through rugged mountain terrain. Beyond the distance and difference that separates these rivers is a similar story that begins over 500 hundred years ago, with their shared […]
A new documentary tells the tale of the hunters waging war against an invasive swamp rodent species, the nutria, in Louisiana. There is a government bounty on the heads (or tails) of the 20lb, orange-toothed critters - $5 for each severed 12-18in tail collected. Nutiva grazing habitats adds to coastal erosion in a region whose land […]
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. […]
watch: national young farmers coalition lindsey lusher shute's fantastic statement before the senate.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bGiCRNkjpk?ecver=2] We are so proud of Lindsey Luscher Shute after her outstanding performance before the senate committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. She did a fantastic job of representing the struggles facing young farmers, from land access and affordability, student loan debt, health care affordability to the bias against women and people of color […]
[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 […]
[vimeo 186219395 w=640 h=360] To feed all the humans on the planet, we are going to have to grow as much food in the next 35 years as we have grown since the beginning of civilization. Shocked when he found out that chemical companies were using Hawaii as the testing ground for their GMO crops, […]
[vimeo 124726853 w=640 h=360] Ken Crane, a farmer, forager and hunter, speaks about the process of building his own coffin and about his life spent living off the land in upstate NY. Ken reminds us of the importance of inter-generational dialogue to share resources, stories and experiences. With thanks to Elise McMahon.
[vimeo 210027143 w=640 h=360] The Landworkers Alliance, is an organisation based in UK made up of farmers, growers and land workers working together to find solutions to the shared challenges they face, and raising awareness about the contributions that they make to their communities. In Our Hands, is their documentary, made to share their quiet revolution […]
FarmsNotFactories have just launched their new video series which aims to champion the #TurnYourNoseUp at pig factories campaign in the UK. The first installment of the 12 episode series features chef Damian Clisby and Harry Boglione, a young organic farmer who left London and returned to the land to raise his happy, healthy pigs. FarmsNotFactories aims […]
[vimeo 47713837 w=640 h=360] We should all be so lucky.
Great things are happening at the intersection between social justice, farming, and faith. Watch the latest episode of outland to get inspired!
Two of our favorite things: regenerative land stewardship and videos of goats doing adorable things.
The world premier of the Evolution of Organic (see our previous post on this film here and here) is finally upon us! You can catch the event at the opening Night of Green Film Fest 2017 on April 20 at the Castro Theatre. Schedule as follows: 6:00pm :: Opening Night Reception with Mark Kitchell and Festival filmmakers 7:30pm :: Evolution of Organic (Mark […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNny2qRDBAQ&w=560&h=315] Do we like preaching to the choir? Sure do! Enter, this week's installment from Kiss the Ground on using cover cropping for carbon sequestration. Now, can I get an Amen?! This video features Jeff Borum, Soil Health Coordinator East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District , who mentions that some of the oldest records of […]
The latest episode of our land is live. Good for thinking, dreaming, and getting a little teary-eyed.
Springtime's got us all excited about agricultural innovation, and we're pulling these farm hack videos out of retirement.
Watch this awesome lecture on the relationship between the history of cotton and capitalism.
Not using no-till practices yet? Prepare to be inspired.
Inspire food activists around the country: submit your film now!
Spoiler alert: tasty food is good for you, and it's good for the earth.
Biannual film fest in Madison is looking for projects focused on this years theme of Land.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_hvGmoLrE0] You're never seen a sprout look this ghoulish. AMAZING video from band C.A.M.P.O.S. for their song Teosinte, which features incredible slow-mo of the title seed germinating. Most of the sites that reviewed the band mentioned that teosinte is a "form of Mesoamerican corn," but being the horticulture geeks that we are, we can't help […]
Check out the sweet trailer for the the Rural Route Film Tour!
Can we use insects to convert food waste into animal feed?
News got you down this week? Our friends at Kiss the Ground serve up another heaping video of hope.
The California Institute for Rural Studies takes a strong eye to the lives of farm workers in rural CA. We speak with them on the GH radio today.