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California Young Farmer Political Leadership Fellowship

Applications are due June 1, 2020 for the National Young Farmer's Coalition (NYFC) fellowship, California Young Farmer Political Leadership. Read on to learn more and apply! From NYFC: "The California Farmer Political Leadership Fellowship aims to support farmers of color in holding positions within governance bodies that affect their farms and communities. To assist farmers […]

Posted: May 12 2020
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sustainable farming internships

Visit the ATTRA site here to find farm internship opportunities across the country! ATTRA is a program developed and managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The majority of funding for ATTRA is through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. ATTRA is committed to providing high value […]

Posted: May 11 2020
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learning about land grabbing

"Our Land, Our Life" presents the struggle of Carrie and Mary Dann, two Western Shoshone elders, to address the threat mining development poses to the sacred and environmentally sensitive lands of Crescent Valley, Nevada. This short documentary tells one of the thousands of stories of recent, unjust and aggressive land grabbing that has occured across […]

Posted: May 11 2020
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Agrarian Trust launches the Agrarian Commons!

We at the Greenhorns are so thrilled to announce the official launch of Agrarian Commons: a necessary and innovative approach to address the realities of how land is owned, tenure and equity are conveyed, and land stewardship is carried out. Visit the map to discover the 10 newly founded Agrarian Commons, the founding farms and […]

Posted: May 8 2020
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towards deep agroecology

"Farms are the foundation of civilization, and our civilization is fragmenting. In light of this, we must focus on the work of building a new agrarian foundation. This is an urgent mission and agroecology is fitted for the challenge." -- Steven McFadden The Ecologist recently published this succinct and enlightening article TOWARDS DEEP AGROECOLOGY by Steven […]

Posted: May 6 2020
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"RADMIN", radical admin

Fascinating, fresh, relevant and novel deliberations. A short collection of tricks, loops, swerves and contemplation on the administrative, edited by Kate Rich and Angela Piccini. Download the PDF of RADMIN Reader 2020, here. This book is a memorandum from RADMIN, Britain's first festival of Administration, hosted by the Cube Cinema in Bristol, UK in 2019. Stapling together […]

Posted: April 30 2020
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farmer resources for covid-19 response

Thank you to our friends at the Savanna Institute for their latest e-letter with generous resources for farmers amidst the unfolding effects of covid-19. The Savanna Institute offers a wide variety of recorded webinars and farm tours on their YouTube channel, as well as additional print materials and fact sheets on the website. Additional resources include:ATTRA - […]

Posted: April 30 2020
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NPR interview on food supply chain and covid-19

Check out this informative interview from NPR's On Point: Farm To Table: The Coronavirus And America's Food Supply Chain -- "Could the coronavirus pandemic disrupt the food supply chain? We look at how food gets to your store and where the supply line is vulnerable." The workers that our society deems "essential" at this moment […]

Posted: April 29 2020
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heyday books !

30% off entire inventory through the month of April with the code "shelter". Visit the online store, here. "Our literary landscape [is] littered with casualties....[Heyday is] one plucky Bay Area publisher [that] not only still stands but continues to innovate." —San Francisco Chronicle "Any accurate inventory of California's cultural treasures would have to include Heyday, […]

Posted: April 26 2020
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coronavirus musings: security / mental shift / new normal

Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure By Aisha S. Ahmad MARCH 27, 2020 Apu Gomes, AFP, Getty Images  Among my academic colleagues and friends, I have observed a common response to the continuing Covid-19 crisis. They are fighting valiantly for a sense of normalcy — hustling to move courses online, maintaining strict writing schedules, […]

Posted: April 26 2020
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Online Permaculture and Agroecology summer courses at the University of Vermont

The University of Vermont’s (UVM) Plant and Soil Science Department (PSS) and the Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) will be offering two online courses this summer. The courses are PSS 156: Permaculture and PSS 311: Introduction to Agroecology.  PSS 311 is the first required course for the Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology (CGSA) (can be taken as a stand-alone for […]

Posted: April 22 2020
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Maine Land Share 2020

The Maine Land Share Project is making connections this spring to match aspiring gardeners with shared land and resources for community food security. Mainers -- check it out and get involved!! You can fill out the appropriate form(s) (linked below) and MLSP will do their best to make a match between offers and requests: Seeking land to […]

Posted: April 21 2020
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national premiere of 'The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People'

This Earth Day, April 22 at 7pm EST, Free Speech TV brings to viewers their micro-budget documentary film: The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People". The 30-minute film explores the remarkable resilience among communities that arises in the aftermath of disasters, specifically, after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017. It gives […]

Posted: April 20 2020
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United Farm Workers stand up to Trump -- SIGN ON!

Stop the Trump administration from lowering farm worker wages during COVID-19 From United Farm Workers: "The Trump administration is trying to cut minimum wages for the essential farm workers keeping our domestic food supply functioning." Millions of us are sheltering in place to avoid exposure to the coronavirus. Farm work can't be done remotely and we […]

Posted: April 18 2020
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Fungi Day, April 21

Join us on April 21st for FUNGI DAY, a mycelial call to start the celebration of this monumental Earth Day 2020 (now in its 50th year!). Fungi Day will feature a virtual global gathering with renowned mycologist @PaulStamets, Director @LouieFilms, and many special guests. Watch the film and register for the Q&A now to discover […]

Posted: April 17 2020
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reversing land degradation

"This session on the 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People initiative was presented at the Virtual Skoll World Forum 2020 by Sara Scherr of EcoAgriculture Partners and Jim Fruchterman of Tech Matters. The session covered this ambitious effort to bring far better tools and financing to local leaders trying to build more sustainable economies at […]

Posted: April 16 2020
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regenerative agriculture ‘Lunch and Learn’ webinar series - Iowa Farmers Union

First webinar in series is happening NOW! Francis Thicke is laying down some serious regenerative agriculture principles. Register here for any of the next three webinars over the following weeks. 30 minutes of presentation + Q&A at the end.

Posted: April 16 2020
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send us your submissions for the blog!

dear greenhorns far and wide, if you have news, stories, apprenticeship opportunity, resources, poetry, film clips ETC. that you would love to see shared here, please! email to [email protected] and someone on our team would be delighted to craft into a post. thank you kindly! yours truly, Lucy & the Greenhorns Blog Team

Posted: April 16 2020
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"das land hilft" platform coordinates food & farm employment in Germany

Regional resiliency abounds in Germany's new unbureaucratic and free network DAS LAND HILFT / THE COUNTRY HELPS: connecting willing workers with agricultural labor across the country. If only we had federal ministries in the U.S. this organized and on the ball to support farms and farm workers needs!! Translated from the site description: "We need […]

Posted: April 15 2020
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Coronavirus, farmers and organic distributors: «Quarantine does not stop us, we can resist without a supermarket»

"An alternative to the supermarket exists. Small farmers and solidarity purchasing groups reorganize themselves: Home deliveries not to violate the government decree" From the Italian publication OPEN, read this inspiring article that talks about Solidarity Purchasing Groups and local alternatives to address the unfolding hold ups in industrial food supply chains. Follow the Italian Rural Association and […]

Posted: April 14 2020
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21st CENTURY PASTURED POULTRY (guidebook)

From a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer grant project, author Nichki Carangelo presents 21st CENTURY PASTURED POULTRY, A Letterbox Farm Entreprise Guide. This detailed and thorough guidebook addresses the intricacies and promise of raising pastured poultry! Includes basics of raising chicks, choosing a production method, labor economics, processing & selling chickens, building […]

Posted: April 14 2020
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Blueberry jam -- thinking of visiting Downeast Maine in August for some safe superfood grazing?

Epic video from the NYT #RecipeLab: Julia Moskin makes blueberry jam with lime from Kevin West’s canning cookbook “Saving the Season.”

Posted: April 10 2020
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"As the planet warms, can we afford to treat poop as waste?"

...titles this steamy fresh article from Sarah Wesseler at Yale Climate Connections, chronicling our nation's recent history of poop prejudice, the shocking exponential use of synthetic fertilizers since WWII, and paradigm and policy shifts that can be made to gain traction for the revaluation of animal manures and "night soil". Read for all the juicy […]

Posted: April 10 2020
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#StayHomeButNotSilent - In times of pandemic, peasants are united to feed the people

APRIL 17, 2020 – CALL FOR MOBILISATION – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEASANTS’ STRUGGLE (Reprint from La Via Campesina): On April 17, La Via Campesina will commemorate the International Day of Peasants’ Strugglei in a context that once again validates the historical role of the peasantry in societies and their fundamental task of feeding the people, even […]

Posted: April 5 2020
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The Coronation: life and death

Thank you, Charles Eisenstein, for this riveting articulation and philosophical analyses of current events: The Coronation. Some snippets: "Like all fear, the fear around the coronavirus hints at what might lie beyond it. Anyone who has experienced the passing of someone close knows that death is a portal to love. Covid-19 has elevated death to […]

Posted: April 3 2020
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SEAWEED: commons, literacy, culinary adventures (and so much more)

"In myth (as well as biology), the sea is the source that all things arise from and return to." - Paul Pitchford If you haven't heard, we Greenhorns are quite the algae allies. Check out our exciting & new(ish) spin-off project, Seaweed Commons! Seeking to form ecologically minded seaweed coalitions through a commons-based approach, support […]

Posted: April 2 2020
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"Our Landscape in Common, Customary Rights and the Incoming Generation"

Watch now! Severine v T Fleming's virtual presentation, Our Landscape in Common, Customary Rights and the Incoming Generation, featured at the Stegner Center’s 25th Annual Symposium, Food and the Environment: Resilient and Equitable Food Security for the West. We are in a "fascinating moment to talk about the future of land use and the emergence of […]

Posted: March 31 2020
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Food Politics and Coronavirus

From ever-expanding ripples on the food system to panaceas to frauds, Marion Nestle's latest blog post provides useful updates to understand shifting food politics in these viral times. Such as: Industry trade groups work together to fill gaps, create economic stability as COVID-19 spreads United Fresh calls for federal assistance for COVID-19 losses With Covid-19, […]

Posted: March 31 2020
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GREENHORNS RESIDENCY

Announcement of Residency for Visual ArtistsPoetsWritersAgricultural/Natural HistoriansResearch Practices Social + Community Practices ArtistsAgrarian Activists We have created a new residency program in Downeasternmost Maine, in the little historic town of Pembroke and are pleased to open up for proposals for the 2020 Summer season.  Greenhorns, an organization focused on the incoming generation of agro-ecological farmers, is pleased […]

Posted: March 29 2020
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COVID-19 STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR THE FOOD SYSTEM

Huge gratitude to the National Family Farm Coalition, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, WhyHunger, FarmAid, the HEAL Food Alliance and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy for putting together these policy recommendations responding to the $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill. These coalitions are concerned that the stimulus bill "and other existing proposals have too few […]

Posted: March 26 2020
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shelter in place: the urban homesteader's dream?

How might we make the most of these unfolding, uncertain times? In the face of COVID-19, folks across the country find themselves holed up, whether self-isolating, quarantining, or social distancing -- the jargon goes on. We at the greenhorns propose to YOU: allow these mandates to motivate your homesteading genius! If you are fortunate to […]

Posted: March 21 2020
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WOODLANDERS: EP1

A CROWD-FUNDED FILM SERIES DOCUMENTING FOREST CULTURES WATCH NOW, EP1: Ecological Forestry Mike DeMunn is a prominent forester and conservationist who has managed thousands of acres of forest across the Eastern US. Mike is of French-English and Seneca-Onondaga Iroquois heritage and is a person who has walked the edge between two worlds, combining understanding of […]

Posted: February 25 2020
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Opportunities with Quail Springs Permaculture

Work with the amazing team at Quail Springs Permaculture! Based near Ventucopa, California in the Cuyama Valley, QSP hosts programs at a variety of sites in the Cuyama Valley and throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Current job openings include Program Coordinator and Hosting and Volunteer Director, as well as their Work Trade program with […]

Posted: February 25 2020
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Fully-sponsored Farm Fellowship with Allegheny Mountain Institute

Now in its ninth year, this unique program provides six months of free farm training followed by a year of employment with regional non-profits working to build vibrant, healthy local food systems. Applications due by March 9, 2020. Learn more and apply today at www.amifellows.org. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 540-886-0160.

Posted: February 18 2020
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BERNIE for "community ownership of farmland" !

Bernie Sanders on REVITALIZING RURAL AMERICA, an issue near and dear to the hearts of Greenhorns far and wide: "Fundamental change in America’s agricultural and rural policies is no longer just an option; it’s an absolute necessity. With the right support and policies, we can have rural communities that are thriving economically and ecologically." Major policy […]

Posted: February 5 2020
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Foraging Adventures with Healing Ecosystems! SF Bay-Area, February 23, 2020

Learn to safely identify, forage & cook local plants & fungi in a beautiful outdoor setting. Sample tasty foraged foods from the ecosystem on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST. Get your ticket, here! Winter rains bring plentiful foraging opportunities from choice greens to delicious mushrooms. Our foraging adventure will […]

Posted: February 3 2020
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Northeast Healthy Soil Network: Symposium February 20-21

The Northeast Healthy Soil Network Presents: Agriculture and Climate in the Northeast: Soil and Ecosystem Health Register here today! The Northeast Healthy Soil Network will strengthen and aid the healthy soil movement in the Northeast region by fostering communication and collaboration. Building on an initial conference in April 2019, the 2020 Symposium will bring together policymakers, […]

Posted: January 27 2020
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! The New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol V, the FARMERS NEW DEAL

The New Farmer’s Almanac is a place for public thinking and proactive literary inquiry into the future we share on the land and at the table. Shifting practices is a team sport, and with its original artwork, stories, poetry, and old-time manifestos, this is just the compendium to inspire your own part in the mix. […]

Posted: December 10 2019
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National Young Farmers Coalition 2018 Annual Report

'Change Is Here' ~ read the report! The National Young Farmers Coalition is a network of nearly 200,000 farmers, ranchers, and supporters building a brighter future for U.S. agriculture. Working to reform policy to make land, capital, and training more accessible to young farmers and ranchers; supporting a growing network of local farmer chapters; and […]

Posted: November 30 2019
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WORK WITH GREENHORNS

We are seeking candidates for a seasonal, administrative role based in Pembroke, Maine. 30 hours per-week, contract for 2020 summer season, May-October. Potential to become year round admin position, based on performance. This is the ‘Office Coordinator’ role for the Greenhorns, a 14 year old grassroots organization working to support young farmers in the USA. […]

Posted: November 28 2019