Farming has always been a risky business. But today, extreme weather events and trade wars are creating challenges that threaten food production and jeopardize farmers’ livelihoods. We must work to keep farmers on the land and in business. We know that climate change impacts agriculture. Farmers are on the frontlines of climate change. The changing climate necessitates […]
From The Guardian A community of Somali Bantu farmers struggled for land security until the farm justice activists of the Agrarian Trust lent a hand. Muhidin Libah stretched his arm overhead, tapping the head of a corn stalk and sending its leaves quivering in the August sun. “About seven feet,” he guessed, comparing the plant […]
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The Indian Supreme Court-appointed panel to talk to farmers comprises a neo-conservative economist, a seed terrorist and a policy sahib, which has given rise to mistrust. Recent article from Indra Shekhar Singh on the farmer's strike in India. https://www.dailypioneer.com/2021/columnists/the-usual-suspects.html
LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE From For The Wild: "Around the world, churches own millions of acres of land. Globally, the Catholic Church owns an estimated 200 million acres of land, making it one of the largest non-government landowners in the world. This reminds us of the glaring inequalities when it comes to land ownership, especially […]
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners' Association (MOFGA) review: "Because it is so much part of our history, American agriculture ultimately mimics our body politic; a river of stories and people divided, nostalgic, forgetful, misunderstood and often misinformed. The fourth volume of the Greenhorns’ “The New Farmer’s Almanac” is not a delicate sip from these turbulent […]
Eat, pray, farm U.S. churches turn faith lands into food Many Christian denominations around the world have massive landholdings which can be put to productive use. Kenya’s Catholic Church, for example, made 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) of land available to commercial farming in 2015 to fight hunger. And decades of declining congregations in the United […]
Meet: Severine von Tscharner Fleming of Sail Freight Maine She wants to borrow your boat, but it’s all about farming. by Mary Pols for the Portland Press Herald Severine von Tscharner Fleming recently landed a spot (No. 23) on Food & Wine and Fortune magazines’ dual list of the most powerful women in food and […]
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, A farming organization with a strong grassroots history, announced Wednesday that it received a gift of $1 million to help support and train new farmers, the largest financial donation in its history. Officials from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association said that they were thrilled with the […]
Organic agriculture attracts a new generation of farmers by Ricardo Lopez for the LA Times By 9 a.m., Jack Motter had been planting peas for hours. He pushed a two-wheeled contraption that deposited a seed every few inches along neat rows at Ellwood Canyon Farms, just outside Santa Barbara. As clouds gathered overhead, he picked […]
Farm Hack by Courtney White, originally published by The carbon pilgrim | NOV 1, 2013 Welcome to the virtual coffee shop for agrarians! Pull up a laptop and join the conversation. Do you have a farming issue on your mind, or maybe a tool design that you’d like to share, a crop problem that needs to be solved, […]
Ceres arrives in NYC today! Food Matters | Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson Now that urban rooftops are buzzing with beehives and C.S.A. deliveries are the new FreshDirect, where does the slow-food movement go next? One key issue confronting the locavore movement is transportation — the “to” in “farm to table.” Before […]
In Conversation with Severine von Tscharner Fleming, a Young Farmer and Activist I first met Severine von Tscharner Fleming when she was a student at UC Berkeley. Her bubbling, nay BOILING energy was a pleasant surprise for me. This wasn’t some idealistic naïve college student nonsense: Severine was already at that point a killer organizer, […]
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Listen in! Why are almanacs still produced today in spite of the web? Why are they so compelling? In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts uses modern technology to research some answers. She also talks to a young woman working with many others to reclaim and redistribute old farming knowledge by publishing an […]
Check it out Here's the write-up: Rick Prelinger sez, "Our friends at The Greenhorns, a national organization of young farmers, just published the first (and hopefully not the last) edition of their New Farmer's Almanac, which they call "an entertaining collection of practical advice for farmers and other patriots." Its 300 pages are full of […]
Farmers brainstorm simple tools to make their work easier June 20, 2012 in The Gazette IOWA CITY — Carolyn Scherf wants to harvest her peas while lying down. On Wednesday, the Solon-based vegetable farmer and 20 other local farmers and engineers attended the first day of Farm Hack Iowa — a two-day event at the […]
Wow! That's a lot of articles. The Value of Our Produce 4.11.12 by Ben James The Greenhorns new book, "Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches From the New Farmers' Movement," got ANOTHER excerpt in The Atlantic! This one from Ben James of Town Farm in Northampton, MA.
Tomorrrow! The Greenhorns documentary will be shown at the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery on Wednesday, August 31, 6-8 p.m. The film will be introduced by Olivia Sargeant and followed by discussion with a panel of young local farmers. and check out this article from the Santa Barbara Independent: The Greening of Agriculture New Generation of […]
Grand Prize at Strolling of the Heifers' first-ever film festival! Read more in the Brattleboro Reformer.
Life On The Farm Attracts Green-Spirited Entrepreneurs 26 Apr 2011 | 12:06 PM ET A growing interest in small-scale agriculture is beginning to reverse a decades-long flight from the farm. For nearly 70 years, the number of US farms has been declining, while the average age of farmers has been rising — it's now 57 […]
Agriculture Gets Old: Will The West Run Out of Farmers? A nonprofit helps young farmers break into an increasingly tough business. By Tim Sprinkle, New West Food & Agriculture First, consider the numbers. According to the latest census data, there are about 285 million people living in the U.S., every single one of whom has […]
This week in the New Yorker magazine, Burkhard Bilger writes about Sandor Katz and the underground food movement. Bilger talks with Blake Eskin about making sauerkraut at home, the surprising ways in which bacteria are integral to human life, and some of the unusual foods he ate (or refused to eat) during his reporting. Listen […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2010 Prop 84 Funding for City Slicker Farms Brings Land Security to West Oakland’s Urban Agriculture Movement. City Slicker Farms is awarded $4,000,000 to purchase land in West Oakland to create a Community Market Farm and park.Oakland, CA (November 10, 2010)—On Monday, November 8, 2010 City Slicker Farms was awarded […]
Hundreds of young farmers expected at 'Greenhorns' screening tonight By Jennifer Pittman PESCADERO - Hundreds of young farmers are expected to leave their wet fields early today to gather for some local food, music, workshops and a preview screening of "The Greenhorns," a documentary about a burgeoning new generation of American farmers. The Greenhorns is […]
Groups help novice farmers grow into new role by Gina Kim Tim Van Wagner, 25, spent last week getting his fields ready for winter – moving from row to row dropping one bell bean seed after another into the fragrant earth along a winding mountain road outside Nevada City. The life can be a solitary […]
Greenhorns: the network that's breathing new life into US farming by David Hawkins It's helping attract youthful talent into sustainable agriculture across the US, but can the Greenhorns movement survive in the land of Big Ag, or cross the Atlantic to the UK? The Greenhorns is an exciting new movement tearing up the turf (gently) […]
Have you been experiencing the prescense of this nasty chemical herbicide in your compost? In Washington, it is popping up in composted manure in Whatcom County, and other parts of the state, as reported in the Bellingham Herald. It is found in Milestone, made by Dow, and was approved for use in the U.S. in […]
Severine was recently chosen by Grist as one of 40 people who are "redefining green". Check it out!
Severine hits the airwaves on this week's grow-op on Radio Ecoshock, gettin down to business and talking about getting back to the land! getting out, growing where you are, feeding the city, from the city.
this week, Severine & the greenhorns graced the front page of Grist-- check out whole fabulous interview and learn more about the recent Drake Forum on Beginning Farmers, the newly formed Young Farmers' Coalition, and the hustle bustling new agrarian movement. By Erik Hoffner. Q. What is Greenhorns all about? A. It's about the community of young farmers in this country. We are […]
This is a great website for urban farmers/gardeners. A few weeks ago, they posted about our project.