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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
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TODAY: public debate on regen ag as climate solution

Tune in!! Make your voice heard and participate in the public dialogue! From scholars like the leaders of organization Soil4Climate: the global movement of scientists, practitioners, and engaged citizens working to make soil a climate solution ------- Tussle in Academia: Eminent Scholars Refute World Resources Institute Dismissive Stance on Regan Ag as a Climate Solution […]

Posted: June 10 2020
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human rights watch film festival, screening of GATHER

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to digital audiences the documentary Gather, this Saturday June 20th! Blurb & description below. "Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a […]

Posted: June 10 2020
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black land theft mini-documentary

How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land Watch this 15-minute documentary from The Atlantic, How Black Americans Were Robbed of Their Land -- based on Vann R. Newkirk’s article, “The Great Land Robbery.” Description from the Atlantic below: Over the course of the 20th century, black Americans have lost approximately 12 million acres of land. […]

Posted: June 9 2020
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John Boyd Jr. spokesman for black farmers rights

There were nearly a million black farmers in 1920. Why have they disappeared? "The number of black farmers in America peaked in 1920, when there were 949,889. Today, of the country’s 3.4 million total farmers, only 1.3%, or 45,508, are black, according to new figures from the US Department of Agriculture released [April 2019]. They own a mere […]

Posted: June 7 2020
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heritage radio network tribute to Philando Castile

On June 5, 2020, Heritage Radio Network aired episode 77 of their flagship news show Meat and Three: SAY THEIR NAMES: REMEMBERING PHILANDO CASTILE From Heritage Radio: This week on Meat and Three, we released a special episode that addresses recent police violence and revisits our tribute to Philando Castile, a school cafeteria worker who was […]

Posted: June 6 2020
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rebirthing 'the commons' for racial justice

Taking Action to Support Black-led Organizations on the Land How do we engage the energy of this moment? Steeped in historical, legal and social disenfranchisement, the ongoing violence against black lives calls for long term, place-based and collaborative work. What would it look like to be in solidarity with all life? What would it look […]

Posted: June 5 2020
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rebirthing 'the commons' for racial justice

Taking Action to Support Black-led Organizations on the Land How do we engage the energy of this moment? Steeped in historical, legal and social disenfranchisement, the ongoing violence against black lives calls for long term, place-based and collaborative work. What would it look like to be in solidarity with all life? What would it look […]

Posted: June 5 2020
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flint corn restoration project immersion experience opportunity

A message from Albie and Michele in Norridgewock, ME who are offering a wonderful opportunity in flint corn cultivation, harvest and processing: June 3, 2020Dear Friends, We have been finding and preserving and growing out Maine and Northeast varieties of flint corn now for several years.  We have given away thousands and thousands of seeds […]

Posted: June 4 2020
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sankofa community farm [philadelphia, pa]

View Bartram's Garden full site here to discover the beauty of Sankofa Community Farm. Click here to support the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden! Farmstand (June–November)Thursdays, 3:30–5:30 pm: 5400 Lindbergh BoulevardSaturdays, 10am–2 pm: Clark Park Farmers Market, 43rd and Chester "To develop an African focus for the farm’s core purpose, co-directors Chris Bolden-Newsome and Ty […]

Posted: June 4 2020
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civil eats on showing up for racial justice

Want to See Food and Land Justice for Black Americans? Support These Groups. From the editors at Civil Eats comes this list of organizations working to strengthen food justice, land access, and food access in the Black community. SUPPORT THESE GROUPS! "Food justice is racial justice. Food and agriculture, like everything in this country, are deeply […]

Posted: June 4 2020
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greenhorns guidebook 3.0 NOW LIVE!

The Greenhorns Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Farming Visit our newly published guidebook! Institutional violence and debt, land dispossession, food insecurity. Our present moment follows from the looting of land and the failures of American agriculture. We encourage you to donate to Black Lives Matter chapters and Bailout funds in cities or communities near you. […]

Posted: June 2 2020
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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