In a time of heated rhetoric and disillusion how do we find ways to participate and join in with the communities and rural populations that we are moving to?
Accelerating Appalachia is a "word HUB for sustainable business," providing training to, coordinate mentorship for, and encourage financial investment in organizations who are "solving big problems with their business models." They work predominantly with women entrepreneurs, look to support students, and have even had farms in their accelerator program. If all of this sounds revolutionary […]
Miles Teitge is a young biodynamic farmer and educator, and he speaks to why young farmers and sustainable farming should move to Idaho.
There's a bottleneck problem in sustainable meat: increasingly more producers and consumers and fewer slaughterhouses equipped to get meat from one to the other.
Seed saving and small scale cacao farming in Costa Rica.
Celebrate the history of black farmers in the US and abroad with a night of films in Oakland, CA.
The latest post in our ongoing discussion about the inclusion of hydroponics in the National Organic Production standards comes from Helen Lee, a sustainability specialist, consulting and promoting local and sustainable businesses who currently works as a brand ambassador for a maple water company and holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in […]
A little preview of Artemisia Rae's farmer life inspired, erotic romance novel.
"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" may be a classic, but James Agee and Walker Evans' "Cotton Tenants" is also well worth a read.
Famous seed breeder Alan Kapuler is also an artist!
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.
In the spirit of the old adage: If you can't beat 'em... learn everything about 'em that you possibly can so that you can beat 'em later.
Festival of food and drink takes place in Ballymoe, Ireland this coming May.
trans-historical residency and artist collective is looking for folks to join them this year.
See a special sneak-preview of this inspiring new documentary at the EcoFarm Conference on January 27. Spoiler: Sev and the Greenhorns make a cameo.
Tomorrow January 25th on the Heritage Radio Network, Greenhorns radio talks to Jeff Conan, Senior Forest Campains Manager at Friends of the Earth, a global activist network that campaigns for international environmental and climate justice. Much of Conan's work focusses on the toxic legacy of palm oil production in Gautemala. Maybe you already knew that the […]
Throughout its seven years, Hellgate Farm has always done things a bit differently than other urban farms in New York City- from raising backyard chickens and housing an apiary, to producing its own hot sauce. Hellgate Farm is not your typical urban farm. Last season, crops were grown in over seven plots of land throughout […]
Call for short films highlighting under-represented stories from around the world.
Last week we asked the Greenhorns network what you think about the vertical farm. A perennially contentious idea, are hydroponics the way to the future or are they a hackneyed and ultimately artificial solution to the current crises of our food systems. The following submission on hydroponics comes from Matthew Hoffman, a Fulbright Scholar, Norwegian Centre […]
Audre Lorde for the win!
We are cultivated by the land. Thoughts on the daily act of farming.
A new study shows that Roundup can cause a serious liver disease and other longterm health issues.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dthAUBasLWM] We are so grateful to Shoshana Inwood, an assistant professor at UVM, for drawing attention to the struggles that young farmers face when it comes to procuring health care and starting a family. This won't be news to any farmers in the audience, but it is worth sharing widely to raise more awareness-- […]
Interviews, coloring books, stories, and thoughts from female farmers across the globe.
This one here is a good laugh for all of us who may or may not be the black sheep of the family. (My grandma clipped the above cartoon out of the New Yorker and promptly sent it to me without any card when I started farming six years ago. I like to think she was smiling […]
Listen to the podcast here! Ben Dobson grew up in Hillsdale, New York, on a small organic farm and started his first agricultural business in 2001. After two years on his own, he joined forces with his father Ted Dobson and managed the fields at his salad and tomato farm in Sheffield, MA, from 2003 […]
The little pond the keeps on giving, what we can learn about climate change from Walden 163 years after Thoreau.
The case for regenerative farming over industrial farming.
Inspiring and thoughtful video lectures from the second 'Our Land' symposium in Sante Fe and Albuquerque.
Anchorpac is making some nice looking Made in Maine shoulder bags.
NPR's The Salt on why dogfish, a shark that is plentiful off the coast of New England, is primarily exported to Europe for consumption while Americans import 90% of the fish they consume.
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.
A lesson in keystone species and biodiversity. When wolves are reintroduced to Yellowstone, incredible changes occur.
A brief but thought-provoking interview with David Fisher and Anna Maclay of Natural Roots Farm in Conway, MA.
We love these female-farmer inspired greeting cards, and we love that a portion of proceeds go to support more women in agriculture.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvyD2o7w24g Small farmers movements and defending subsistence both depend on a new worldview. We can't think in a mechanical rational way and personally relate to nature. We also can't patriarchy and capitalism and simultaneously do something about today's sexual division of labor - or colonialism. Though the revolution is coming from the bottom up (and could only come that […]
This seems like a combo we could use more of: according to Ecowatch, "this hospital prescribes fresh food from its own organic farm." The reporting in the linked article accurately articulates a move we hope to see more of in Western Medicine: a holistic approach that recognizes patients as members of large societal systems in […]