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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
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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