Products + Tools
Despite the fact that 1 in 7 Americans if food insecure, every year, American consumers, businesses, and farms spend $218 billion a year, or 1.3% of GDP, growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. That’s 52 million tons of food sent to landfill annually, plus another 10 million tons that is […]
The Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance, (affiliate of the National Young Farmers Coalition and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union) is hosting a “Farmer Fundraiser” next week in support of a greater-Santa Fe Tool Lending Library next week. There will be a local food supper, beer and entertainment provided and it takes place on Thursday, October […]
Solar cookers could not be more simple in many ways, their basic means of operation catches the suns rays and uses this heat to cook food. Some use aluminium coated plastic to do this while others other means to achieve the same effect. Either way, the opportunities afforded by solar cookers go far beyond household […]
The right to repair movement is gaining traction across the globe despite pushback from powerful industries, however there is little dispute that it is being led by farmers seeking alternatives to costly licensing restrictions. Farm Hacks and open source technology are issues that are close to our hearts here at Greenhorns and we are delighted […]
A great tool for those of us who a. love beautiful interactive maps, and b. rely on up-to-date weather information.
Looking at a few different crowdsourced financing platforms.
'Tis the season for nailing down your crop plan for the Spring! (Hypothetically, this would have been on our to-do lists for early December ago, but I can't be the only one whose holidays got the better of her business agenda, right?) Is this your first time crop planning? Looking to upgrade your system? Maybe you're feeling […]
according to tech wizard lu yoder, this is the machine that he's recommend if living in a boat, small apparent, or out of a station wagon in winters
This vintage machine with heavy gauge steel mechanics is on long-term loan to AMT. It is installed in a cabinet specifically for sewing (do not remove). The Singer 401-A is a good strong machine capable of sewing heavy materials such as Canvas, Denim, Sunbrella, Duck Canvas, & leather as well as light weight materials. Before […]
With a focus on disease resistance and hardiness, researchers are hard at work developing the grape cultivars of the future. Through a multidisciplinary collaborative project called VitisGen, researchers are are working to decrease the time, effort, and cost of developing these new grapes. According to the VitisGen website, the project “incorporates cutting-edge genomics technology and […]
Today, in incredibly awesome things made available by the internet, a new(ish) website called Vintage Aerial provides access to over 5 million photos, taken in 41 states over the second half of the twentieth century. Looking to find an aerial photograph of a specific farm, homestead, or rural township? The librarians at the site are nearly positive that […]
It may not be a samurai sword, but these tools are about as close to one as you can get! Hida Tool and Hardware Company features exceptional tools from Japan. Hida Tool is your source for woodworking tools, gardening tools, and kitchen knives that continue the metalworking traditions of the samurai sword makers. History of […]
[vimeo 107305950 w=500 h=281] What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better. We aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. And nowhere […]
USDA has a new website and you can see it here. Its purpose is to support new farmers and is pretty awesome. We are thankful for the websites, USDA! What we'd like is a national land bank that holds land in transition and allows young farmers to buy their way into ownership over the course of 30 […]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YmbFtJlZpU&w=853&h=480] by Steve Heckeroth
The Community Seed Resource Program (CSRP) provides tools and guidance to community groups interested in creating seed-focused events, exchanges, libraries and gardens. It is a collaboration between Seed Matters and Seed Savers Exchange to support community seed initiatives and empower community organizing around sustainable seed. The CSRP offers three resources to empower community organizing around […]
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Todd Jones of Every Last Morsel shares a crop planning tool! Todd Jones, [email protected] Google Spreadsheet: goo.gl/PN6jYz
Let your future organic farmers know. The CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with partner organizations UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, Bradmer Foods, and National Cooperative Grocers Association will be making grants in three educational categories in 2014. Categories and requirements are: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade: Grants for in-classroom organic projects in California $1,000 grants available for 10 […]
Have you ever wondered how the Non GMO Project Verified seal was developed? This article interviews Barry Deutsch of Deutsch Design Works to give perspective of how the logo process evolved to become the celebrated butterfly icon used today.
For making mid-morning tea out in the field! Also known as a Storm Kettle, and offered by Lehman's and by KellyKettle.com (UK) The hollow kettle, made of double skinned aluminum, surrounds the fire you build in the base. The water absorbs the fire's heat in an amazingly efficient manner. Add fuel (paper, leaves, sticks, wood) […]
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/21811545] The Sustainable Agriculture Tool Lending Library came to be through George O'Neal of Lil' Farm and his girlfriend Kelly Owensby: realizing how difficult it was for George, as a young farmer, to rent or buy equipment for his farm in Timberlake, they came up with the plan to become a cooperative with ten […]
It's not everyday that we find a product so PERFECTLY in synch with small research projects. We've been learning about waterproofing for canvas / nautical applications, and here is a home kitchen version! Beeswrap
at Fibershed. Always a good reminder. Fibershed is a non-profit organization that provides experiential education that both generates awareness, and teaches the necessary skills within our community to build and sustain a thriving bioregional textile culture that functions hand-in-hand with principles of ecological balance, local economies, and regional organic agriculture..
Use this kit from Agdia Biofords to test for traces of gmo contamination in your crops!! Check it out here-- available for corn, sugar beets, cotton, soybeans.
Great video, great farm, great tractor. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/67822326] http://www.mudcreekfarm.com/
Some of you with commercial kitchens might benefit from this. Gredio. Software applications for tiny food companies. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDhOptzSxI]
Tech-Savvy Maine farmer Clayton Carter of Fail Better Farm created this sweet crop-planning software and has offered it up for free! If you've always wanted to be more organized but couldn't find the time, this is your lucky day. Here's the deal: You've found a sweet piece of land, ordered a pile of seeds, rigged […]
consider marketing them online at this new fancy treat site http://www.newyorkmouth.com/collections/all Seems like the have strong inventory of locally made products. Salves? lip gloss? Caramels?
still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the favorite farmer in your life? we're digging these nifty notebooks by Field Notes !
ALLIS-CHALMERS ALL CROP Harvester Technical Forum & Operator Round Table With Tom Yasnowski – ALLCropharvester.com Saturday November 3, 2012, 8:30 – 4:30 pm at Spring Creek Farm, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman, Maine AC Combine Clinic Flyer AC Clinic Registration
send to us by Rachel, who writes: "I wanted to let you know about the debut of our new app for food gardeners, Agrisaurus (aka "Ag-Resource") For the past two years, we here at Farmscape have been developing Agrisaurus to help gardeners find more success in their plots. We want to make designing, planning, and managing a […]
We like this idea. Let's show them some support! Totem Industries on Kickstarter Totem Industries is a small company out of Boulder, CO, with the goal of getting good people into cool and durable clothes at a reasonable cost. We have been manufacturing clothing domestically since our inception in 2004. We started as a backcountry […]
ohh la la, new greenhorn swag on our etsy page -- bandanas, posters, stickers galore ! these bandana beauties are screen printed by the lovely laura cline, artwork by brooke budner.
We're very excited for farmack Iowa NEXT WEEK! Don't forget to RSVP. Here's the latest: Farm Hack Iowa team is way excited for next Wednesday, and we hope you are too. We wanted to give you all a few updates on the event, and also introduce one aspect of the Farm Hack process: the design […]
Made by a nice man in the UK out of Chesnut: http://www.gardentrugs.com/trugs-gallery.html These Myrtlewood trugs are made in Oregon. Less expensive Tubtrugs are made in Spain of food grade plastic and can be purchased from Johnny's.
COLLABORATIVE HEALING ARTS CSA SHARES! massage - acupuncture herbs - allied modalities // accessibility & opportunity for families, farmers & community WHY A HEALING ARTS CSA SHARE? We believe that the healing arts we practice can be of great benefit to many people, but so-called complementary therapies are often only available at prices that for many people are […]
she makes them out of rabbit fur angora rabbits, french kind, which are dual purpose she combs them gently with a kind of metal brush and spins it into yarn to make sexiest bikinis ever conceived http://ambikaboutique.com/bikinis.html
a new model for transportation in a metropolis ! boston-based Metro Pedal Power offers delivery in urban areas with their emissions-free pedal-trucks work in all weather, carrying up to 500 lbs. PLUS they custom-make snazzy/sassy bikes/trikes to fit your needs. this THIS awesome recycling creation. they also provide local parcel service, route delivery and on-demand trucking […]