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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
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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
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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