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mofga reviews new farmers' almanac, vol. 4

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners' Association (MOFGA) review: "Because it is so much part of our history, American agriculture ultimately mimics our body politic; a river of stories and people divided, nostalgic, forgetful, misunderstood and often misinformed. The fourth volume of the Greenhorns’ “The New Farmer’s Almanac” is not a delicate sip from these turbulent […]

Posted: December 1 2020
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bioneers conference 2020: virtual conference for environmental and social justice ( incl. special discount code for greenhorns)

EVENT REGISTRATION LINK: BIONEERS CONFERENCE 2020 (VIRTUAL) Online event, for the two weekends of Dec 5-6th and 12-13th Use the greenhorns discount code jlcu3c for 20% off your tickets! From the Bioneers team: "The year 2020 has been marked by a convergence of crises. The latent realities of climate change, racial injustice, exploitation and inequality […]

Posted: November 20 2020
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northwest food co-op is redesigning local food distribution

FULL ARTICLE LINK: NORTHWEST CO-OP BUILDS FOR A LOCAL FOOD FUTURE BEYOND BIG AG The Local Inland Northwest Cooperative (LINC), a worker and farmer owned food hub, is reimagining the food system of the community of Spokane, WA. LINC is both an online and physical marketplace "where restaurants, schools, grocery stores, hospitals and individual shoppers […]

Posted: November 19 2020
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a growing culture: indigenize! broadcast recording

RECORDED EVENT LINK HERE This past Indigenous Peoples' Day, A Growing Culture held a full day of virtual events of speakers and conversations to celebrate and learn from Indigenous voices who are leading and organizing toward a food sovereign future. A Growing Culture is "an online agroecology knowledge base for global farmers, advancing a culture […]

Posted: October 26 2020
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post carbon institute interview with severine, greenhorns director: healing the land for our collective good

Vicki Robin, activist and best-selling author on sustainable living, interviews Greenhorns director, Severine con Tscharner Fleming, on the Post Carbon Institute's continuing podcast series, What Could Possibly Go Right?. In this series, Vicki talks with "provocative thought leaders about emerging possibilities and ways humanity might step onto a better, post-pandemic path." In Severine's interview, she […]

Posted: October 15 2020
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plant-out camp out at mozaic farm in chimacum, wa

EVENT LINK: PLANT-OUT CAMP OUT AT MOZAIC FARM FREE, Friday, Oct 23rd, 2020 @ 5PM - Sunday, Oct 25th, 2020 @ 5PM PDT at Mozaic Farm in Chimacum, WA (register with Eventbrite) "Participate in a hands-on, workshop-based training for nut and fruit tree planting and soil building on an ecologically-conscious farm. This is an experimental […]

Posted: October 15 2020
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how much money is going into agricultural supports? peering into big Ag's relief packages

Marion Nestle of Food Politics poses the question: how much money is going into agricultural supports? Beyond huge subsidies already provided by the Farm Bill, Nestle writes: "The USDA has given producers more than $10 billion in Coronavirus assistance. This includes nearly $1 billion to Iowa farmers. Lesser amounts went to producers in Nebraska, California, […]

Posted: October 8 2020
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robin wall kimmerer: what does the earth ask of us? - a keynote address

****Video/Audio only available until October 20th, so watch soon!***** "We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask, what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and Indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity." As part of UMass's A Planet […]

Posted: October 7 2020
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ferment for food justice: online workshop fundraising for BIPOC-led food justice organizations

EVENT LINK: FERMENT FOR FOOD JUSTICE (OCT 10-11, 17-18, workshops streaming via Zoom and Instagram Live from 10am-8pm EST) Zoom link TBA; check out their Instagram, @communitycultures, for full schedules and the upcoming Zoom link in their bio. Organizer Jess Canose writes: "We've got some amazing topics, interviews, and demos with sessions ranging from topics […]

Posted: October 7 2020
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'ulu: the perennial hawaiian staple crop making a comeback

'Ulu, also known as breadfruit, has a promising future for both healthy people and a healthy planet. This indigenous Hawaiian crop is making a resurgence thanks to the folks of the Hawai'i 'Ulu Cooperative: "‘Ulu is one of the world’s few staple crops that grows on perennial trees, so it doesn’t need to be replanted […]

Posted: October 6 2020
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seed: the untold story - a documentary following the history and perilous future of food crop biodiversity

Over the last century, "94% of our seed diversity has disappeared". In this documentary, follow passionate seedkeepers and activists to unbury the history and future of seeds. From the directors, Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel: "The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway juggernaut of industrial agriculture […]

Posted: October 2 2020
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learn about rooftop farming: virtual talk and farm tour with Lindsay Allen, Higher Ground Farm

EVENT LINK: FLP SPEAKER SERIES: LINDSAY ALLEN, FARMING OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, HIGH GROUND FARM (registration required for an emailed Zoom link) Hosted by the Food Literacy Project, join this FREE online event Wednesday October 7th, at 4pm ET // 7pm PT. Learn about urban agriculture in the Boston area and how to cultivate the under-utilized space […]

Posted: October 1 2020
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the savannah institute presents: 2020 virtual perennial farm gathering

EVENT LINK: 2020 VIRTUAL PERENNIAL FARM GATHERING (Dec. 6-9, registration coming soon) This winter, tune into the 2020 Virtual Perennial Farm Gathering. Co-hosted by the Savannah Institute and the Association for Temperate Agroforestry, this event will gather farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs and many more to learn from one and other about perennial farming. "Mark your calendars […]

Posted: September 30 2020
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severine's farm house for sale, westport NY

In order to support the ongoing works to build the Greenhorns Campus in Pembroke, Maine -- including the historic buildings Grey Lodge and Reversing Hall -- Severine has put her beautiful property on the market in Westport, NY. The Red Brick Federal style Farm House was built in 1820 and is surrounded by preserved agricultural […]

Posted: August 27 2020
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agrobiodiversity principles from FACT

From the folks at FACT: Food, Agrobiodiversity, Clarity and Transparency: TEN PRINCIPLES FOR AGROBIODIVERSITY [site] The FACT Accelerator has worked with food systems experts from across the globe to develop 10 Principles for Agrobiodiversity; to show how we all benefit from practices carried out across the value chain that support greater agricultural biodiversity. The successful integration and […]

Posted: August 13 2020
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farmer influencers on youtube, nyt article explains

In this New York Times article published August 7, 2020, author Ellen Barry describes the up and coming phenomenon of farmers sharing and streaming farm life content via YouTube, to gain an online audience and generate advertising revenues to support the farm. This phenomenon is in motion for us Greenhorns, as well, with our grassroots […]

Posted: August 7 2020
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women, food and agriculture network: land walk video

Climate Land Leaders: Land Walk With The Bouska Sisters “Ecological Design advised us to ask certain questions while we walked,” Carol says. “Where is there erosion? How does the water flow through the land? What plant and animal communities live there? What different soil types do you find? What spots seem particularly windy or rocky? […]

Posted: August 7 2020
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maine grains featured in nyt article

That Flour You Bought Could Be the Future of the U.S. Economy (link to article) "The flour industry might seem an unlikely arena for business innovation. There was once a time, in the 1990s and 2000s, when it was widely thought that Silicon Valley would show us the way to a better, fairer economy, creating […]

Posted: August 3 2020
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ranch job opportunities from New Agrarian Program

NEW AGRARIAN PROGRAM 101 Join the next NAP informational calls to learn more about becoming an agrarian apprentice! CALL INFO: AUGUST 19TH 6-7:30PM MT JOB BOARD C&R Ranch, Paskenta, CA - They are hiring a NAP apprentice for the winter season. More info here.  Canyon Meadows Ranch, Salt Lake City, UT -  Hiring an employee to sell grassfed […]

Posted: August 3 2020
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study warns unprecedented wave of land privatization

DRIVING DISPOSSESSIONTHE GLOBAL PUSH TO“UNLOCK THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF LAND” [pdf] From the Oakland Institute: Driving Dispossession: The Global Push to “Unlock the Economic Potential of Land,” sounds the alarm on the unprecedented wave of privatization of natural resources that is underway around the world. Through six case studies—Ukraine, Zambia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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maine grain alliance, virtual sourdough workshop

Celebrating Our Grain Community & the Kneading Conference During this time of year since 2007, the Maine Grain Alliance has been hosting the beloved Kneading Conference and Maine Artisan Bread Fair. In lieu of in-person gatherings, the MGA site is stocked with sweet and savory nuggets to explore in your home kitchens! Upcoming is the Virtual […]

Posted: July 22 2020
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live theatre with farm arts collective

DREAM ON THE FARM Thursday to Monday AUGUST 6th -10thSeating 6:45 PM and Shows 7:00 PMWillow Wisp Organic FarmBUY TICKETS! Farm Arts Collective is continuing its outdoor arts programming in the summer of 2020 with DREAM ON THE FARM, a live theatre performance on a farm and designed for small groups in the time of Covid […]

Posted: July 20 2020
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non-operator landowner survey

A helpful guide from American Farmland Trust: Understanding and Activating Non-Operator Landowners [pdf] Non-Operator Landowner Survey Multi-State Report About AFT: AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food® message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped to permanently protect over 6.5 million acres of […]

Posted: July 10 2020
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beneficial birds on the farm, short film

A new short film on beneficial birds on the farm, from Wild Farm Alliance! Featuring Emily James of Davis Ranches and Rachael Long of UC Cooperative Extension. "Davis Ranches has designed and installed several miles of hedgerows as corridors to allow safe passage and refuge for birds and other wildlife. These corridors support pest control by […]

Posted: July 10 2020
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short film, what's a colloquium?

From filmmaker Matt Anderson: In 2013 I released a documentary called ‘Fall and Winter’ which was about the rise and fall of industrial civilization. When we began filming in 2008 the realities of climate change and the end of our resource-intensive way of life seemed pretty distant. But after filming multiple crises first-hand and listening to the […]

Posted: July 8 2020
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racial justice and maine farming

From MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association), tune in to this conversation TOMORROW July 9, 2020 from 5-7PM: Racial Justice and Maine Farming Are you a farmer that wants to commit to anti-racist practices on your farm and in your community? Join other Maine farmers on July 9th from 5-7 pm to discuss racial […]

Posted: July 8 2020
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farm job at Second Chance Youth Garden

The Second Chance Youth Garden is designed to divert youth away from the justice system, by reengaging them in the community and exposing them to meaningful work. Offering a 16 week internship program in underserved communities, the garden program aims to: make healthy food available, cultivate food justice, and help move youth to higher education and […]

Posted: June 25 2020
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passamaquoddy-maliseet sweetgrass harvest video

SWEETGRASS (video) Language Keepers began in 2006 as an experimental project to document endangered languages, addressing a central dilemma in endangered language work: the decline and loss of public group discourse. When a language is no longer spoken in groups outside the family or in public, it cannot be passed on or documented effectively. In […]

Posted: June 25 2020
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elephant in the room...

FOOD AND EMPIRE American food system founded on stolen lands Read this article by Chris Newman of Sylvanaqua Farms for democracy in food and agriculture. An excerpt with some of the nitty gritty: While other nations adopt quotas and other imperfect systems to moderate the supply of food with something more humane than unregulated free […]

Posted: June 22 2020
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commoning and post-capitalist institutional change

Stir to Action has just launched BeyondHere, a programme of webinars that focus on international responses to the COVID-19 emergency. JOIN IN! the first webinar with David Bollier on 22 June, 11am - 1:30pm EST, on Commoning & Post-Capitalist Institutional Change.

Posted: June 20 2020
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next generation dairy farmers

Food security starts here: The next generation of Berkshire dairy farmers An article by Sarah Gardner published on The Berkshire Edge discusses how two next-generation farmers help guarantee food security in the Berkshires. Featured are Darrel Turner of Turner Farm, and Ian Allen of Balsam Hill Farm. Check it out! Furthermore, the end of the […]

Posted: June 20 2020
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nyéléni newsletter: land grabs and land justice

Nyéléni NewsletterNumber 40, June 2020 From La Via Campesina: This issue of Nyéléni is the first part of two editions (June and September) dedicated to the theme of land. This issue examines the challenges of the current rush for land by financial and corporate actors, from the local to the global. It assesses current opportunities […]

Posted: June 19 2020
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national young farmers coalition, now hiring

VIEW CURRENT JOB POSTINGS, HERE! Applications are due on July 13th. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] Information from NYFC below: Young Farmers seeks a California Campaigns Director to build support and capacity for farmer-led change at the state level. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about building power among communities that have been excluded […]

Posted: June 17 2020
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indigenous sovereignty and black land liberation [events]

Agrarian Trust has centered these upcoming events in their recent newsletter. See below for details and join in the collective action and education!! Furthermore, visit this web page to view The Ultimate List of Black Owned Farms & Food Gardens . Land and Freedom Now: Collective Action for Black Land LiberationFriday, June 19th, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 […]

Posted: June 17 2020
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upcoming virtual garden workshops

From the Trustees Boston Community Gardens, check out their virtual workshop offerings to stay engaged and learning this growing season! Know your WeedsTonight! 6/17 6-7PM - FREELearn how to identify common garden weeds, know if they're edible or medicinal, and manage them if they're troublemakers. Pre-register for zoom link Trellising 101Tuesday, 6/23 5-6PM - FREEReview of a […]

Posted: June 17 2020
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online event, sending hope: women warriors by Sogorea Te Land Trust

event link: Women Warriors: Indigenous Women Protecting The Sacred Hosted by Sogorea Te Land Trust, join this FREE online event Wednesday June 24, 6:00-8:00PM PST // 9:00-11:00 PM EST. Facilitated by Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu and Nazshonnii Brown. Description from event site: "At this time of pandemic and unrelenting settler colonial violence in our world, we […]

Posted: June 14 2020
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Soul Fire Farm's action steps and policy platform for food sovereignty

Soul Fire Farm's action steps and policy platform for food sovereignty [pdf]: CHECK OUT this incredible resource and guide for addressing and dismantling racism in the food system, galvanizing the movement for land and racial justice, written by the illustrious folks at Soul Fire Farm. Thank you to Nora Feldhusen, Organizing Committee Member of the […]

Posted: June 14 2020
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the people's agroecology process

A NEW PUBLICATION! published on WhyHunger, and co-authored by grassroots organizations in the Caribbean and North America: The People’s Agroecology Process: Unlocking Our Power Through Agroecology // [pdf] You can download the publication in English and Spanish. Text from WhyHunger: "Six years of experience under their belt, grassroots organizations launched this year a new publication describing their path […]

Posted: June 12 2020
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cultivating community, hiring

Cultivating Community is currently accepting applications for: Farmer Support Specialist Food Hub Assistant (Fresh Start Farms Food Hub) Positions are based on a farm in Lisbon, ME. You can send application documents by email to Alex Redfield at [email protected] and call (207) 475-7235 with questions. 1) Write a letter explaining why you are interested in […]

Posted: June 11 2020
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NYT op-ed, "America, This Is Your Chance"

"Our only hope for our collective liberation is a politics of deep solidarity rooted in love." READ THIS ARTICLE! From Michelle Alexander (civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness) comes this goosebump raising-ly powerful op-ed, published June 8, 2020 in the […]

Posted: June 11 2020