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Seasonal Gardening Position on acreage in Brookline, MA

SEASONAL GARDENING POSITION Residential and private preschool property in Brookline, MA 30 hours per week, June 1 - Nov. 1, with opportunity to extend through December and return in March Hourly pay, $19-$24 per hour, experience considered and raises offered Pay frequency: monthly Work in beautiful residential gardens on land farmed for a local CSA, […]

Posted: May 31 2020
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rhubarb and resilience: women share inspiration

Lisa Kivirist, Senior Fellow and Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the University of Minnesota, authored a beautiful piece published in the Monroe Times: Rhubarb and Resilience - Women Share Inspiration And a note from Lisa: Here in my southern Wisconsin farm-hood, with my local women farmer summer potluck scene on COVID hiatus (and unfortunately […]

Posted: May 31 2020
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grassroots media spotlight: organic hazelnuts

Though 99% of U.S. hazelnuts are grown in Oregon, only 1% of these are grown organically. NCAP doesn’t back down from a challenge, though, and we are proud to be working with a new cooperative, Oregon Organic Hazelnuts , to change the statistics. Taylor Larson of My Brothers' Farm shares successes in Oregon organic hazelnut […]

Posted: May 31 2020
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Native food sovereignty in the face of coronavirus

A "Seeds and Sheep" project in Utah is one of many innovative programs seeking to help Native communities become more food sovereign and self-reliant. A beautiful article from writer Erik Ortiz, As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity. Read to discover the initiatives in food and seed sovereignty in Native communities […]

Posted: May 26 2020
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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Applications Open Today

From FUTURE HARVEST, the Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture: Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide $16 billion in aid to farmers who suffered economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it the largest single payment in history to our nation’s farmers. Today through August 28, 2020, farmers […]

Posted: May 26 2020
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boston area gleaners hiring distribution manager

From the Boston Area Gleaners: BAG, a nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need, is looking to hire a Distribution Manager to join our operations team. The Distribution Manager fulfills the mission as established by the Board of Directors, which is to rescue surplus farm crops for people in need.  In doing so, we […]

Posted: May 26 2020
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weekend reading: Coronavirus, meat, and food systems

From Marion Nestle's remarkable blog Food Politics, three articles not to miss out on this weekend: "Three exceptionally thoughtful and interesting pieces by people who have been writing about food and food systems for a long time".... Jane Ziegelman in the New York Times: America’s Obsession With Cheap Meat Eric Schlosser in The Atlantic:  America’s Slaughterhouses Aren’t […]

Posted: May 23 2020
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what to make of this?

From Vice: Man Who Has Never Had an Actual Job Encourages Laid-Off Workers to Pick Fruit Some have criticized Prince Charles' suggestion that people out of work due to coronavirus sign up for underpaid physical labor. "Charles name dropped Pick for Britain, the government's newly launched campaign to find seasonal help for farms and farmers […]

Posted: May 23 2020
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Blow Up the Restaurant Industry and Start Over

A system that relies on exploitation isn’t one that should survive the pandemic. There’s a better way to feed people and care for workers. Check out this rad article about reimagining the restaurant industry. Full of potent anecdotes woven together by author Marian Bull and published May 21 in The New Republic: founded in 1914 […]

Posted: May 23 2020
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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

Virtual eventMerlin Sheldrake & Helen MacdonaldFriday, June 5 at 12pm PST From the wonderful Point Reyes Books, an upcoming virtual release party that you won't want to miss! ---- Register on Eventbrite Point Reyes Books: "We're delighted to host Merlin to celebrate the release of Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape […]

Posted: May 20 2020
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national young farmers coalition, hiring admin intern!

The National Young Farmers Coalition seeks a part-time Administrative Intern to provide basic financial and administrative support for the Operations Manager. For the full job description and details on applying, please visit  website. The Administrative Intern will be based at NYFC headquarters in Hudson, NY. Given COVID-19, the Administrative Intern will initially work remotely until it […]

Posted: May 20 2020
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Regenerative Farming in New Zealand

How regenerative farming can serve as a tool for global sustainable development Author John Mccrone recently wrote an article concerning New Zealand’s prospects for regenerative farming in Stuff, a New Zealand news and media site. In it, he situates regenerative farming within the framework of New Zealand’s farming future. Mccrone highlights global challenges and trends: […]

Posted: May 20 2020
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Oaklands Farm, Gardiner ME seeks farm manager

The owners of Oaklands Farm seek an enterprising farmer or farming couple to manage an established grass-fed beef and forage business in central Maine. The property, owned by a family trust, is located 4 miles from I-95, 50 miles north of Portland and 35 miles from midcoast, in a community with a small downtown, food co-op, restaurants, and cultural opportunities.   […]

Posted: May 20 2020
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land transition planning

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition recently published this helpful article, WAYS TO IMPROVE LAND-LINKING THROUGH THE TRANSITION INCENTIVES PROGRAM. This program works to "encourage landowners to transition CRP farmland to beginning, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers. Millions of acres are set to expire from the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) over the coming years, creating a […]

Posted: May 17 2020
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podcast: Farmers & Ranchers For a Green New Deal

From Regeneration International, "The Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal Podcast is a series of conversations with members of a national coalition representing more than 10,000 rural and urban farmers and ranchers in the U.S. The coalition is committed to advancing food and agriculture policies that support organic, regenerative and agro-ecological food production […]

Posted: May 13 2020
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covid-19 exposes the industrial food regime

"The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the cracks in a corporate-focused system supported by polices that favor profits at any cost." Christopher Cook, author of the author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis, writes this article in the Guardian May 7, 2020: Farmers are destroying mountains of food. Here's […]

Posted: May 13 2020
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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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Paycheck Protection Program for Farm Businesses

Thank you to FARM COMMONS for their presentation on how to utilize PPP during this time of financial uncertainty in the face of Covid-19. PPP is a potentially forgivable loan to cover up to 2 months of payroll costs and/or self-employment income, plus portion of rent, utilities, and mortgage interest. And farm / ranch businesses […]

Posted: April 7 2020