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Interfaith Food Seeks 2 AmeriCorps VISTA Members – Apply Now!

The Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative (ISFC) is a non-profit organization seeking 2 AmeriCorps VISTA members to assist with advancing our mission: to advance the production of and access to healthy food produced in a sustainable, socially just manner by empowering faith communities with models and resources to impact local food systems and advance public policy. […]

Posted: November 26 2019
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Greenhorns Cider Camp 2019, in the news!

For all yee greenhorns whose end-of-summer plans did not involve the pippins of Pembroke, check out this fun and informative article by Jeffrey B. Roth, Maine Correspondent to Lancaster Farming journal: Hard Cider Production Is Focus of DIY Cider Camp. Severine reports: “We hope to host more workshops on these kinds of things, co-visioning natural […]

Posted: November 18 2019
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Farm Apprenticeship in Wiscasset, ME

Chewonki is accepting applications for their Farm Apprentice position beginning in January 2020! Chewonki is a school, camp, and environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. Chewonki is a 501(c) non-profit organization. […]

Posted: November 5 2019
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SIGN ON: Farmer Letter on Climate Change!

A coalition of farm organizations and their allies around the country are circulating the farmer statement on the climate crisis, viewable in the form here. This statement has been put together by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, […]

Posted: October 30 2019
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Cultural Conservancy lays groundwork for future intertribal biocultural center

Thank you to Carol Benfell, special reporter to Sonoma West news, for shedding light on the beautiful field of growth in Graton, CA -- where The Cultural Conservancy, lead by CEO Melissa Nelson, will develop a center for food sovereignty and community: "a Native place of refuge and learning". Click here for the full article. […]

Posted: October 24 2019
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RIGGING, ROLLING, AND RAISING: The Art of Moving Immovable Objects with ROBERT RIVERSONG, Builder, Caver, Climber

WHO: Robert Riversong, builder and rigging expert WHAT: Workshop in Rigging, Rolling, and Raising: The Art of Moving Immovable Objects WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ENROLLMENT: Limited to twelve people COST: $85 (includes lunch and coffee) RESERVATIONS/INFO: Phil McBride, [email protected] Would you like to learn how to move big […]

Posted: October 12 2019
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Walden Bello on Coutnerrevolution, October 30 in Oakland

On Wednesday October 30th please join the Oakland Institute and SEIU Local 1021 in welcoming internationally renowned author Walden Bello as he discusses his newest book: Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right.  Walden Bello’s Counterrevolution is a bold, sweeping enterprise that seeks to deconstruct the challenge from the far right. Using as case studies Italy in the […]

Posted: September 27 2019
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Vermonters: Join the Climate Strike!

“Vermont has always been a leader in the climate movement, and we’re heeding the call of concerned youth. We need Vermonters to step up and demand action to protect us and our children,” said Abby Mnookin of 350Vermont, one of the organizations in the VT Climate Coalition. “With eight days of actions, we’re kicking it […]

Posted: September 15 2019
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Eisenhower Fellowship Agriculture Program 2020: recruiting applicants, active farmer/ranchers

Eisenhower Fellowships is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit international leadership organization with a distinguished history of providing mid-career U.S. leaders with a customized four-or-five week professional experience abroad. EF is chaired by former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates and governed by a diverse and distinguished board of trustees. Since 1989, more than 300 ascendant U.S. leaders […]

Posted: September 12 2019
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2019 REGENERATE Conference, call for applications to HERD Fellowship

The Quivira Coalition, Holistic Management International, and American Grassfed Association are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2019 REGENERATE HERD Fellowship, which provides scholarships for young farmers, ranchers, and conservationists, and students in related fields to attend the 2019 REGENERATE Conference from November 19-22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico! The HERD Fellowship seeks to connect scholarship […]

Posted: September 5 2019
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New Documentary Release from Indie Lens Storycast: The Seed Saver

ITVS’s Indie Lens Storycast releases the new short documentary The Seed Saver by director John Picklap. The Seed Saver explores a young Korean-American farmer’s mission to save heritage seeds from her native land. Adopted by an Irish-Catholic family on Long Island as a baby, Kristyn Leach grew up outside of Korean culture. When she moved […]

Posted: August 29 2019
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Cover Crop Incentive Program Survey - make your voice heard!

Cornell University, with support from Sustainable, Agriculture, Research, and Education (SARE), is conducting a survey for all fruit, vegetable, field crop, grain, and mixed crop-livestock producers in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Vermont to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions in regards to cover crop incentive programs. You do not need […]

Posted: August 25 2019
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Summer Camp Film Series: MOVIE NIGHTS! at Reversing Hall, August 21 to 24

Craving a summer evening filled with fantastic, award-winning film on food, farming and the future? Join Greenhorns for our Summer Camp Film Series, featuring inspiring films about the quests of farmers engaging with the food system for a brighter, more biodiverse, more just future. Screenings will take place at Reversing Hall, 4 Leighton Point Rd. […]

Posted: August 14 2019
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Commons Based DIY Farm Tool Production, 'AutoConstruction'

Spearheading the movement for cooperative, user-led tool production in Quebec's farming community is CAPÉ, la Cooperatif pour Agriculture de Proximité biologique et Écologique. "AutoConstruction" in French, collective, DIY tool production allows farmers to save money by working together and buying materials in bulk. These projects allow participants to enjoy a dynamic workspace and the expertise […]

Posted: July 27 2019
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TAKE ACTION: Student Loan Forgiveness for Young Farmers

Exciting news, folks, from the National Young Farmers Coalition: last week, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the Student Loan Forgiveness for Farmers and Ranchers Act (S.2168). The July 18 press release from NYFC can be found here. In the House, HR 3232 would add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. In the […]

Posted: July 22 2019
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LOCAL IS OUR FUTURE

New book from Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines the steps needed to enable ‘economies of happiness’ to spread and flourish, globally. “There is no more important task than re-localizing our economies, and this book will tell you how it’s done.” Bill McKibben Poverty, climate change, the erosion of democracy, an epidemic of depression – these and many […]

Posted: July 9 2019
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Sardine Camp, coming right up!

The end of the month at Smithereen Farms comes with a full serving of sardines -- smoked, pickled, sauced -- you name it. Join us for a dreamy and adventure-filled day on and off the water this July 31, SARDINE CAMP! For all yous out there craving an immersive, hands-on, salty summer escapade. Along with […]

Posted: July 6 2019
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School of Adaptive Agriculture, applications due June 1!

Start Farming Now! Learn how at The School of Adaptive Agriculture: "Now that spring is in full effect having the ability to grow your own food definitely comes to mind. Here at the School of Adaptive Agriculture we have been busy preparing the next generation of farmers. Our Practicum Program is for adults who have […]

Posted: May 30 2019
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Celebrating Young Farmers on the Big Screen

Reading young farmers' stories and poems in The New Farmer's Almanac is one way to discover the expansive terrain of farming today. Seeing it in real life takes it to the next level. And because most of us live in cities, getting out to see the landscape of crop rotations, new born chicks and apricot […]

Posted: May 30 2019
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Hickory Hill Farm is now Hiring!

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Garry and Susan Shaw own Hickory Hill Farm along with their daughter and son in law Jennifer and Josh Johns.  Hickory Hill Farm is a generational family farm and Josh and Jennifer are the sixth generation to farm the land. The farm is a 204-acre tract of land located in Oglethorpe County in […]

Posted: March 21 2019
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Greenhorns presents: Down East summer camp series!

Join us this Summer in Down East Maine for our annual summer camp and workshop series! This summer we will be sharing space with some amazing guest teachers and speakers to engage with our local communities- both in the natural world and human. We will be celebrating our New Farmer’s Almanac, re-wilding nutrient cycles, healing […]

Posted: March 20 2019
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Temple Wilton Community Farm seeks Dairy Assistant and apprentices!

Temple-Wilton Community Farm is one of the first community farms in the country and helped shape the "CSA" concept which has spread around the world. Our work is directed towards developing an entirely new culture founded on the cultivation of individual freedom, equal rights, and a conscious meeting of economic needs. Towards that end we apply biodynamic practices […]

Posted: March 13 2019
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Grant Funding Available

The Cornell Small Farms Program, through the Labor Ready Farmer project, has grant funding available to offer one-on-one technical assistance to beginning farmers, including next generation farmers on family farms, on different labor and workforce management needs. This "Smart Farming Team" grant funding is available for up to 20 eligible farms. To read more and […]

Posted: March 6 2019
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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Workshop

The National Young Farmers Coalition and the Leatherstocking Young Farmers Coalition are offering a FSMA Produce Safety Workshop for fruit and vegetable growers on March 9, in Oneonta, NY, followed by a Food Safety Plan writing workshop the following morning, March 10th.  For more information and to register, please visit the link below: FSMA Workshop […]

Posted: March 5 2019
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Seeking: Radio Producer

Greenhorns is currently seeking a part time radio producer so that we can restart our beloved podcast series.  If you are interested in a full job description of this role please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] Deadline for applications is Thursday, February 28th.  

Posted: February 22 2019
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Job Announcement: Policy Director at CCOF

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) is hiring a Policy Director to aid in advancing organic agriculture for a healthy world through policy, advocacy, outreach, and strategic communications. The Director will be a highly collaborative leader who is committed to working with internal and external stakeholders to address local, state, and national policy and regulatory issues […]

Posted: February 15 2019
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Unadilla Community Farm is seeking community members to live & farm cooperatively on 12 acres in Otsego County, New York!

Founded in 2013, Unadilla Community Farm is an off-grid solar-powered organic fruit and vegetable farm and permaculture education center. Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills. Currently, we have 4 farm members (2 of whom live on-site year-round) and a crew of seasonal interns. We're seeking additional […]

Posted: January 13 2019
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Start Farming, Start Ranching at the School of Adaptive Agriculture

The School of Adaptive Agriculture Practicum Program is for adults who have decided to enter the sustainable food system. You may not yet know what your role will be. But you want to be among the million new farmers, ranchers, and leaders this country needs in order to transform agriculture through creative, sustainable and profitable enterprises. Join […]

Posted: January 12 2019
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Global Challenge: Sparking the Next Agricultural Revolution

December 4, 2018 Steve Babin & Praveen Penmetsa Human progression has forever been linked to our ability to find ways to more efficiently feed ourselves. From hunter gatherer to agrarian to industrial and networked, each advancement in civilization has been led by technological advancements in agriculture.  For a historical perspective, in the United States in […]

Posted: December 30 2018
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Rogue Farm Corps Internships & Apprenticeships for 2019 - Oregon

Rogue Farm Corps helps train the next generation of farmers via hands-on immersive training on sustainable farms in Oregon. Live and learn side-by-side with a mentor farmer. Take part in classes, farm tours, and discussion circles. Learn more and apply today for the 2019 season: http://roguefarmcorps.org Rogue Farm Corps’ Internship Program is a full season entry-level […]

Posted: November 22 2018
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Mountain Roots in CO seeks rising Farm Manager

Mountain Roots Food Project is a local food systems initiative in the beautiful Rocky Mountain community of Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado. At Mountain Roots we have a newly established community farm (2 years old) and manage six community /school gardens. We are seeking a full time Farm & Gardens Manager to start in 2019 and help […]

Posted: November 9 2018
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maine rice project still searching for land

We've written about the Maine Rice Project before, it is a non-profit with a mission to get more people to grow and eat sustainably grown rice and grain throughout Maine. It is the brainchild of Ben and Asher of Wild Folk Farm in Benton, who have shown successfully that rice can be grown in Maine and that […]

Posted: July 24 2018
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permaculture farming, an introduction

Permaculture is essentially a design philosophy created for and typically applied to food producing systems. However it has also been translated for use in many other areas such as architecture, community building, and corporate structures. Permaculture, developed by Bill Mollison in the late 1980s in Australia, has been adopted and adapted by gardeners, farmers, and […]

Posted: June 29 2018
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the movement to turn church land into farmland

In March of this year, we along with our partners, sponsors and friends held the first FaithLands gathering hosted at Paicines Ranch in March 2018. Organized by a small group of dedicated faith and land access leaders, the gathering brought together 30 multi-faith participants from around the country working at the intersection of faith, ecological stewardship, […]

Posted: June 17 2018
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the first of the summer events - gps for beginners june 10th

There are less than two weeks to go before we kick off our jam packed summer events schedule in Downeast costal Maine! First up on June 10th is GPS for Beginners, led by Markley Boyer. This workshop will be particularly useful for agrarians, young and old who are looking to more efficiently use their land, […]

Posted: May 29 2018
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bicimakina: biking across the US celebrating alternative uses for human-power

  You may be familiar with Farm Hack, started by Greenhorns founder Severine. Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers that build and modify their own tools (including a few bicycle based tools like the bike tractor). But have you heard about Bicimakina? Bicimakina is a community of makers, educators, and enthusiasts all joined […]

Posted: May 15 2018
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newsletter: summer schedule....and more!

Hark the peeps! Sniff the earth! SHE IS HERE! In this edition: Greenhorns summer schedule Sources of hopeful and useful news Engagement opportunities with Greenhorns Summer Schedule As you know Greenhorns has recently moved our headquarters to ‘Reversing Hall’ , an old Odd Fellows Hall in Pembroke, Downeast Maine. To celebrate and showcase our beautiful and historic HQ […]

Posted: May 8 2018
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the maine rice project is looking for land!

You may remember our previous post about The Maine Rice Project. Their goal is to get as many farmers and folks  as possible eating and growing rice throughout Maine, the Maritimes, and the Northeast. They recently received a grant from Maine Technology Institute to expand their rice growing operation and are looking for help finding new sites […]

Posted: April 25 2018
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first draft of the next farm bill just released

Yesterday, the House Ag Committee released their first draft of the next farm bill, which when passed will be in place until 2023.  The process required for the farm bill to pass is as follows: 1. The House Ag Committee releases their draft. 2. The committee meets for "markup," when they suggest and vote on amendments […]

Posted: April 13 2018
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four farm school fellowships available - apply before february 15th!!

The Farm School is offering 4 exciting new fellowship positions in 2018! Program for Visiting Schools Fellowship for Farm-Based Education Leaders: Two of the new Fellowships available from The Farm School invest in training and mentoring the next generation of farm-based education leaders. The focus of the fellowship is on developing practical agricultural skills, production experience […]

Posted: February 8 2018