The latest episode of our land is live. Good for thinking, dreaming, and getting a little teary-eyed.
A journey through the underworld of life and capitalism to find inspiration in precarious places.
In the Age of Trump, it's important to never forget who you are. Write your biography!
A great read on open source in agroecology-- its history, potential, and-- ultimately-- its utter necessity.
The big economists are taking note of the the local in this podcast that focuses on BerkShares alternative currency.
Hudson Valley farmer farmer Faith Gilbert talks cooperative farming, guidebook writing, and community organizing today on Greenhorns Radio.
Springtime's got us all excited about agricultural innovation, and we're pulling these farm hack videos out of retirement.
Move over Lamb Chop: a market for mutton could be a huge boon for New England farmers.
Nichki Carangelo, of the delightful Hudson Valley-based, cooperative Letterbox Farm Collective, has just finished a publication on the commercial production of pasture rabbits. Funded by a SARE grant, "Pasture Rabbit for Profit" is an easily digestible, practical resource for farmers intended to guide readers through the start-up phase of their own pasture-based rabbitry. It includes a full […]
Why are California farms struggling with a labor shortage?
Your artwork could help promote the next EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA!
"...why the things are what they are, how the things would be if they were as they should be, and how a path can be made from the things as they are to the things as they should be." These are the words of Peter Maurin who, along with Dorothy Day, cofounded the Catholic Worker […]
Can New England farmers survive in changing climate? A new podcast says, yes-- and they absolutely need to.
In this feature on the Brooklyn Grange, one of the premier urban farms in the country, we ask: are there ways that rural and urban farms can work together to reform the food system?
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?
A great initiative coming out of Amsterdam, that brings a community, professionals, and artists together to solve a food waste challenge
News got you down this week? Our friends at Kiss the Ground serve up another heaping video of hope.
We've got your back: it's not too soon to study up and start making DIY tick repellant.
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.
A discussion between farmers on mental health and the challenges of being well while you work.
Author and activist David Bollier makes a case for commons based economics.
Stay vigilant: "Save the Rainforest" is not a past decade's issue.
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.
The Oggún company created an innovative business model to build the perfect tractor-- and to make it affordable to small farmers everywhere.
California may be climbing out of its drought, but much of West Africa is struggling with the effects 0f climate change.
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 […]
Spoken word poet and radical self-love activist Sonya Renee Taylor gives us wisdom, first like a shot to the arm and then like a life-saving transfusion.
The Four Horsemen of the Good Food Movement: identifying weaknesses to make the movement stronger!
Liza Bemis grows veggies on her great-great grandfather's farm and spoke with us about how to create and maintain resilient farms in an ever-changing world.
Tech companies and the digital economy don't have to be all bad!
This NPR report suggests that leaving NAFT could hurt American farmers, but we wonder if it could actually help small-scale agriculture.