Cargill, Bunge Win Most Export Aid Since 1992 as Credit Slows By Alan Bjerga May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Cargill Inc., Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Bunge Ltd. are benefiting from the most government support for farm exports since 1992 as the U.S. steps up loan guarantees for foreign buyers unable to get credit. About $4.35 […]
fresh stuff from greenhorn Trace Ramsey Farm or Die - A Revised Manifesto A few months ago I wrote an essay that became known as “A Young Farmer Manifesto” for this blog and also for Civil Eats. That piece spoke to many people and generated a lot of emails and comments and such from farmers, […]
the latest from wicked delicate films. TRUCK FARM is a Wicked Delicate film + food project about growing a little food in a big city. "Episode 1" is an excerpt from the film; visit wickedelicate.com to learn more! [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2701761&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D5031132%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A1061868%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] more about "truck farm - episode 1", posted with vodpod
looking to dance? here's a tip from greenhorn margaret de bona, aka grackle of gracklesmalarkey.wordpress.com Guiding Star Grange Contra Dance - Greenfield, MA http://www.guidingstargrange.org/Events/events.html They have two dances a weekend there, and a very involved membership. they have raised so much money in recent years in order to make the building handicap accessible. it's a […]
some brilliant advice from a director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project to graduating students & their parents. Hey Mom, I Want to Farm Jun 5 2009, by Melina Shannon-DiPietro College graduations are wrapping up this week. There is no doubt that these graduates are heading into the worst economy of my lifetime, their lifetimes, […]
an important video. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klJjRviA4PU&feature=Responses&parent_video=kpeLdXeIbwA&index=0&playnext=1&playnext_from=RL]
Food, Inc. is screening on Wednesday in Brooklyn and greenhorns will be tabling there! will we see you? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqQVll-MP3I] we love pollan. we love schlosser. we love kenner.
Almost two years after its founding in a basement in Berkeley, California, The Greenhorns has matured from an idea for a recruitment film into a widespread national community. We are now happily rooted on my first commercial farm, Smithereen, on rented land in the Hudson Valley of New York. In the autumn of 2007 we […]
here's a note from greenhorn hannah geller... Dear Fellow Greenhorns, We’d like to invite all of you to join us here at Fishkill Farms on Saturday, June 13 for our re-opening party. Festivities will include free samplings of locally made food, yummy crepes and omelets with produce from our garden, a photography show, children’s nature […]
here's a letter from a greenhorn in Gill, Colorado. Front Rangers - take note, and head to the barn dance on tuesday! Hello Severine, I love your blog and the whole idea of the greenhorns project. It's nice to know we aren't alone out here in young sustainable farmer land. . .so, that being said, […]
"the tragic topic is why has everything become so toxic" [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhxnuXMcMgE&feature=PlayList&p=2F5A9649A59E1684&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=14] they call him the sodfather, and also "zeke the sheik the compost freak", and he's rather brilliant.
NY Times: Organic Dairies Watch the Good Times Turn Bad If you are 35, capitalized, and looking to buy dairy equiptment--now might be a great time. If you are 17 and working barn chores on your parent's operation, chances are you are doing double shifts-- and probably don't have time for your friends. If you […]
Any more farmers rapping out there? Tell us about it! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMNkDKySDdU&feature=player_embedded]
Dear Severine, I've been following your blog for the past several months, as I finished one farm apprenticeship and started another. I had been meaning to send a note to you about the farm in Jacksonville where I spent most of the past year, but never got around to it. Today I'm relaxing on a […]
a poem for you... The Road Between Here and There Here I have heard the terrible chaste snorting of hogs trying to re- enter the underearth. Here I came into the curve too fast, on ice, and being new to these winters, touching the brake and sailed into the pasture. Here I stopped the car […]
Buying farmland abroad: Outsourcing's third wave The Economist (London) | May 21st 2009 Rich food importers are acquiring vast tracts of poor countries' farmland. Is this beneficial foreign investment or neocolonialism? EARLY this year, the king of Saudi Arabia held a ceremony to receive a batch of rice, part of the first crop to be […]
Here's an uplifting story about West Oakland, urban farming and agricultural revival. Security, business drive small farm revival By Suzanne Bohan Contra Costa Times 05/16/2009 The din of a neighborhood gathering made it hard to hear Barbara Finnin as she strolled through a dense garden thriving on a once vacant lot in West Oakland.
Susan Boyle may have won out this weekend on Britain's Got Talent, but these three farmers are pretty amazing: Barrow Boys' bid to win Britain's Got Talent [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RwgL0qYUSY&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fwi.co.uk%2Fblogs%2Frural-life%2F2009%2F05%2Fbarrow-boys-bid-to-win-britain.html&feature=player_embedded] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd7gcau14UE&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fwi.co.uk%2Fblogs%2Frural-life%2F2009%2F05%2Fbarrow-boys-bid-to-win-britain.html&feature=player_embedded]
Save the Date - JUNE 18th! Greenhorns Young Farmers Mixer young dairy, livestock, veggie, fruit and grain farmers as well as young ag.-based business owners and employees are all welcome! download the poster HERE and get psyched. live music, local beer, veggie nibbles and farmstead cheeses, bike blenders for smoothies, high mowing seeds! WHERE: Claire’s […]
Little Piggies and loads of garlic... This a clip from the Les Blank Film Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-Kptp6u4JQ]
this is severine. writing on her yellow awesome post it note pad...in the car for just this purpose. about a 1930s washing machine that looks just perfect for tanning rabbit skins.
obama spring yes. I am planting trees. Planting trees on land I do not own. yes. I am laying drip tape. Laying drip tape in the rain. yes. I am shlepping mulch and snipping mesh and learning to use the air-compressor. yes. I am full of poison ivy and the chemical tips of rosebush. my […]
Some light reading for a drizzly day... Seriously people. BUY MILK! not sodapop Young Dairy Farmers Worry About Future - Brattleboro Reformer, May 8 bootstrap optimism. but only to a point. we need to change the structures ( POLITICAL! EDUCATIONAL! CULTURAL! ECONOMIC!) that govern the American food system. Stubbornness and Optimism Drive Many Farmers - […]
FRESH the Movie. From Director Ana Sofia Joanes FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable […]
Contamination is a crime against humanity. And this piece is brilliant. LONG, but worth the time. Immoral Maize: Extract from Don't Worry, It's Safe to Eat by Andrew Rowell I don’t want to be a martyr by any means, but I cannot avoid now realising that this is a very, very well concerted and coordinated […]
Check out this punky direct action garden celebration from Time's Up! With the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, a 300-piece radical marching band and dance troupe. "Stop! Plant! Grow!" [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZLBkkw1890&feature=related]
But she is Sexy. Liz Hurley shares her country "estate" with four labradors, two cats, three geese, eight chickens, 49 cows, 63 sheep and 82 pigs, and thinks people look "sexier in the country". here here! Sexier than the City: Liz Hurley reveals the naughty secrets of life in the country By Jo Clements Perhaps […]
Another side of the young farmers scene... Future Farmers of America - Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farmboys charted a course for the future. They could not have foreseen how the organization would […]
Remember the 1918 flu? Well here is the 1913 apprenticeship scheme. globalization, down under baby! http://www.safarmapprentices.net/farmers/
via Comfood, some of Rodale's recent work... Carbon, Connections and Culture Toward an ecologically sound, greenhouse-gas reducing and socially just foodshed for New York City. Without factoring in farming systems work for the land and for farmers, big cities can’t develop healthy or sustainable regional food supplies.
If you have to read about Swine Flu, you might as well read this. And then go eat some pastured pork. The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry's monstrous power Mike Davis, guardian.co.uk, Monday, 27 April 2009 The Mexican swine flu, a genetic chimera probably conceived in the faecal mire of an industrial […]
Greenhorns in California, some great events happening tonight and this weekend! Free screening of The Garden Thursday, April 30, 2009, 6 P.M. Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 Come to the screening of this 2009 Academy Award Nominee for best documentary feature, followed by a panel discussion with the Garden Farm leaders, […]
A re-post from the Green Fork blog, on greenhorns Kristen and Nate Johanson of Wolf Lake Farm in Pennsylvania. Starting Farming on the Cheap: An interview with Kristen and Nate Johanson of Wolf Lake Farm April 16th, 2009 As Kerry Trueman pointed out earlier this week in her post about young farmers (and would-be farmers), […]
Listen to the USDA on prepared meats, circa 1964: A Mark of Wholesome Meat. Via the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/MarkofWh1964 "No more grinding, mixing, slicing, or even cooking at home. Unless you want to."
The mainstream press is catching on: 'Natural patterns' of farming touted in documentary By Joshua Hatch, USA TODAY SWOOPE, Va. - The white metal sign over the desk at Polyface Farm reads, "Joel Salatin: Lunatic Farmer." Salatin is proud of that label. "I'm a third-generation lunatic," he boasts while standing in his lush, green central […]
These spammers are getting awfully clever and progressive! My name is Sidney Cole, working with (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE) California, U.S.A. We are organizing a global youths combined conferences taking place from MAY 23rd-26st 2009 at California in the United States and in, Cotonou - BENIN from MAY 27th-30st 2009.In our request to […]
Greenhorns & Sustainable Foodie Types across the country are harvest and savoring the first green growing things of the season - asparagus, fiddleheads, ramps, radishes. Here's Greenhorn Zoe Bradbury's take on her first official harvest - Asparagus. Via Edible Portland. The Asparagus Harvest By Zoë Bradbury April 13, 2009 I had my first official asparagus […]
A great piece by Greenhorn Zoe Bradbury, posted on Civil Eats. Next Spring Break, Get a Real Tan - A Farmer Tan All around the country, classes are back in session this week and a lot of college kids are recovering from week-long hangovers. Fort Lauderdale, Cancún, or Cabo, spring break has earned its rowdy […]
Here's an update from Greenhorn Nic Koontz out in Fort Collins, Colorado. We posted another letter from him back in February. Native Hill Farm is very much moving forward in this crazy Colorado spring of ours - 80 yesterday and a foot of snow coming tonight. Thankful for the additional snowpack for irrigation water this […]
Another Greenhorns Ally, Al Attara, in the News: The Green Economy, A Work in Progress http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/nycondeadline/tag/flatbush-avenue/