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irresistible bling for the fleet: strida and xtracycle

We're not that into product endorsement. But this Strida collapsible bike is pretty cool, and we do claim to be an articulated mass of cyclists. Areaware just started distributing them in the US, and the best part about it is that you can fold up the Strida bike and put it in the back of […]

Posted: January 29 2008
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Dear Dolly, with regards, from Severine.

A letter to a cloned sheep, pig, broiler or dairy-creature. (Beware: this is satire.) Dear Dolly, Well. It seems that the US Food and Drug Administration, in all its wisdom, has decided that American citizens will be safe eating cloned animal products. Yes Dolly, that means ewe, your lambies, and even your immaculate lactation. Move […]

Posted: January 25 2008
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Letter from Sledge in Mississippi

Read about our visit to Sledge's cotton gin. Dear Severine, I had a wonderful time talking to you and McKay today. I am really encouraged to see young people like you take such an interest in agriculture. The country will be facing major lifestyle changes in the near future as we learn to cope with […]

Posted: January 16 2008
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Ag road trip in the Mississippi Delta

After Christmas Severine came down to my family’s home in Mississippi to do some research on the history and contemporary realities of Southern agriculture. As would befit any visit to the Delta, we ate shrimp & grits, slept in a room over a blues club, and were invited to Sunday lunch at a newly-made friend’s […]

Posted: January 16 2008
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found food / dirt diving

Once you start looking, food is all around you, much of it as daily annoyances: blackberries, dandelions, pigeons and possum, deer, elk and porcupine. The Bear Deluxe Magazine, published by ORLO, an Oregon den of art + enviro-ethos, calls for your found recipes. "What about the fresh, free range and seasonably produced food sources that […]

Posted: January 16 2008
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Resources: recommended reading, viewing, listening and more

One of our goals is to provide young farmers, apprentices, and others with the resources necessary to begin farming or to expand their practice. We think that the knowledge of other Greenhorns will provide ballast and an ideal platform from which to share information. We aim to facilitate this information exchange through establishing a website […]

Posted: December 8 2007
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conspicuous carnivores

In this week's New Yorker, Bill Buford delivers, with his usual finger-licking enthusiasm, a digest of three new books about meat. Though varying in tones of hopeful agrarianism, tongue-in-cheek indulgence, and gritty slaughterhouse realism, these authors (each in his early 40s) all nod to a Greenhorns ethos: you and your butcher should be on a […]

Posted: November 30 2007
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Shooting with the King Corn boys

California: North, Bay and a bit of inland. October 28 - November 5, 2007 This is an account of my first major shoot for The Greenhorns. Really the schedule was a narrative diatribe in the form of an itinerary. Oh, and the sweet spots of great light: 8 am and 5.20pm- when we could get […]

Posted: November 27 2007
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Welcome to The Fleet

The Irresistible Fleet of Bicycles is the blog for The Greenhorns, a documentary film about young farmers in America. The purpose it to keep you updated on the progress of the film, to introduce you to the farmers, and to allow the filmmakers to share rants and raves on various happenings in the worlds of […]

Posted: November 21 2007
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