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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
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Unadilla Community Farm is seeking community members to live & farm cooperatively on 12 acres in Otsego County, New York!

Founded in 2013, Unadilla Community Farm is an off-grid solar-powered organic fruit and vegetable farm and permaculture education center. Our mission is to provide a space for the teaching and practice of sustainable skills. Currently, we have 4 farm members (2 of whom live on-site year-round) and a crew of seasonal interns. We're seeking additional […]

Posted: January 13 2019
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Start Farming, Start Ranching at the School of Adaptive Agriculture

The School of Adaptive Agriculture Practicum Program is for adults who have decided to enter the sustainable food system. You may not yet know what your role will be. But you want to be among the million new farmers, ranchers, and leaders this country needs in order to transform agriculture through creative, sustainable and profitable enterprises. Join […]

Posted: January 12 2019
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Global Challenge: Sparking the Next Agricultural Revolution

December 4, 2018 Steve Babin & Praveen Penmetsa Human progression has forever been linked to our ability to find ways to more efficiently feed ourselves. From hunter gatherer to agrarian to industrial and networked, each advancement in civilization has been led by technological advancements in agriculture.  For a historical perspective, in the United States in […]

Posted: December 30 2018
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Rogue Farm Corps Internships & Apprenticeships for 2019 - Oregon

Rogue Farm Corps helps train the next generation of farmers via hands-on immersive training on sustainable farms in Oregon. Live and learn side-by-side with a mentor farmer. Take part in classes, farm tours, and discussion circles. Learn more and apply today for the 2019 season: http://roguefarmcorps.org Rogue Farm Corps’ Internship Program is a full season entry-level […]

Posted: November 22 2018
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Eat, pray, farm, Manitoba Cooperator, October 10, 2018

Eat, pray, farm U.S. churches turn faith lands into food Many Christian denominations around the world have massive landholdings which can be put to productive use. Kenya’s Catholic Church, for example, made 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares) of land available to commercial farming in 2015 to fight hunger. And decades of declining congregations in the United […]

Posted: November 21 2018
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Mountain Roots in CO seeks rising Farm Manager

Mountain Roots Food Project is a local food systems initiative in the beautiful Rocky Mountain community of Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado. At Mountain Roots we have a newly established community farm (2 years old) and manage six community /school gardens. We are seeking a full time Farm & Gardens Manager to start in 2019 and help […]

Posted: November 9 2018
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temple-wilton community farm in new hampshire are seeking an apprentice!

Temple-Wilton Community Farm is seeking a vegetable and/or cheese apprentice for the months of September and October, 2018. There is space for two candidates but it is possible the right person could split time between both operations if so interested. Besides the many hours dedicated to training, you will be provided with a bedroom in […]

Posted: August 22 2018
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the agrihood

Have you heard about agrihoods? The concept has been gaining popularity over the last few years and the term is short for "agricultural neighbourhoods". Agricultural neighbourhoods is an unusual concept. Agricultural tends to conjure images of rural living, open spaces and sprawling farmland. Neighbourhoods on the other hand bring to mind images of suburbia or […]

Posted: August 7 2018
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new blog: top regenerative agriculture videos

Friend of the Greenhorns Ethan Soloviev has just relaunched his new blog after a 10 year hiatus from writing. His new blog will focus on regenerative agriculture regenerative business and life! We are so happy to welcome him back to the writing world and are very excited for his upcoming guest post for the Greenhorns […]

Posted: August 1 2018
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solar farm in oregon tackling fossil fuel dependence and colony loss

SolarCulture (a PineGate Renewables project), is an initiative developed to enhance environmental stewardship, promote sustainable agriculture, and collaborate with the community to support research with a goal of encouraging smarter solar through science. They have just recently opened a solar apiary in Jackson County, Oregon. The project is two pronged, it aims to tackle both […]

Posted: July 26 2018
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maine rice project still searching for land

We've written about the Maine Rice Project before, it is a non-profit with a mission to get more people to grow and eat sustainably grown rice and grain throughout Maine. It is the brainchild of Ben and Asher of Wild Folk Farm in Benton, who have shown successfully that rice can be grown in Maine and that […]

Posted: July 24 2018
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NYFC finding farmland workshop in Unity Maine - July 11th

Calling all new and aspiring farmers! Accessing farmland is one of the most complex financial decisions that any farmer will make. The National Young Farmers Coalition, along with Land for Good, Maine Farmland Trust and MOFGA are hosting a land access financials training for farmers next week in Unity ME. It's designed for aspiring and new […]

Posted: July 6 2018
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An Ode to the Scuffle Hoe

An Ode to the Scuffle Hoe What weapon this? In tool section A I’d not known to miss Your smoothly slicing foray Through the barely there weeds Conspiring today for the weeks coming hence O! Not so! - those ignoble plants! Your sharp ring with ease Hardly turning the soil, so graceful your dance And […]

Posted: July 5 2018
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permaculture farming, an introduction

Permaculture is essentially a design philosophy created for and typically applied to food producing systems. However it has also been translated for use in many other areas such as architecture, community building, and corporate structures. Permaculture, developed by Bill Mollison in the late 1980s in Australia, has been adopted and adapted by gardeners, farmers, and […]

Posted: June 29 2018
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selling to restaurants: a farmer's guide

"Connecting with chefs and restaurants can be intimidating, and it can be hard to figure out where to start. Restaurants can become some of your most reliable customers, placing predictable orders on a regular basis which can help you plan your season and give you a solid base to grow from. Beyond this, restaurants can […]

Posted: June 22 2018
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geothermal greenhouse - growing exotic fruit in the nebraska winter

Russ Finch is the ultimate grandaddy of Farm Hack . He designed a greenhouse in his backyard that is heated using geothermal energy. Despite the fact that winter temperatures in Nebraska can drop to -20°F, the retired mailman grows oranges, lemons, grapes, pomegranates and more without paying for heat. The setup he uses draws on […]

Posted: June 20 2018
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the movement to turn church land into farmland

In March of this year, we along with our partners, sponsors and friends held the first FaithLands gathering hosted at Paicines Ranch in March 2018. Organized by a small group of dedicated faith and land access leaders, the gathering brought together 30 multi-faith participants from around the country working at the intersection of faith, ecological stewardship, […]

Posted: June 17 2018
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repurposed: agricultural waste in construction materials

As the interest in environmental sustainability continues to grow, many are curious as to how to reuse or re-imagine materials and substances that may be considered agricultural or construction waste. This interest may be partly fueled by pending shortages and rising input prices. For example, insulation companies have developed alternative insulation materials from agricultural waste […]

Posted: June 13 2018
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Small Grains Report

In February 2016, Greenhorns hosted a group of innovators in small-scale grains projects at Paicines Ranch, California for a first-of-its-kind convening. We brought together these 40 farmers, millers, bakers and food activists for the purpose of discerning the trends and needs of the local grain movement. Our aim was to support relationship-building and networking amongst […]

Posted: June 4 2018
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swing into summer - greenhorns newsletter

Greenhorns, With summer in swing we can take up our scythes to launch summer workshop season. Join us in mid June for the first sessions, spread the word about the series of summer camps and workshops (including blueberry camp!) see schedule and rsvp asap to [email protected] This month we are looking for artwork submissions for the much anticipated fourth […]

Posted: June 3 2018
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flintsburg, the perils of privatization of water services

Dangerously high levels of lead in Pittsburgh's drinking water It has recently emerged that a lack of corrosion control in the water system in Pittsburgh has caused dangerously high levels of lead in the city's drinking water. According to Dr. Marc Edwards, levels recorded in Pittsburgh are even higher than the levels recorded in Flint […]

Posted: May 31 2018
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the first of the summer events - gps for beginners june 10th

There are less than two weeks to go before we kick off our jam packed summer events schedule in Downeast costal Maine! First up on June 10th is GPS for Beginners, led by Markley Boyer. This workshop will be particularly useful for agrarians, young and old who are looking to more efficiently use their land, […]

Posted: May 29 2018
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a guide to sharing farm equipment

Faith Gilbert has just released her Guide to Sharing Farm Equipment, a 42-page guidebook intended for farmers, service providers, cooperators, and organizers of shared equipment pools. The guidebook covers a wide array of practical concerns for equipment sharing. It includes case studies, a review of ownership and management arrangements, financial considerations, annotated budgets, best practices, as well as […]

Posted: May 21 2018
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the coffelt farm on orcas island is seeking a farmhand!

The Coffelt Farm is an historic, diversified farm situated on 185 acres in pastoral Crow Valley. Farm operations include a certified raw milk dairy, a market garden, orchards, and a livestock operation which includes cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry. Here are the farmhand position details: Duties and Responsibilities Helping care for all livestock, including, sheep, chickens, […]

Posted: May 16 2018
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bicimakina: biking across the US celebrating alternative uses for human-power

  You may be familiar with Farm Hack, started by Greenhorns founder Severine. Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers that build and modify their own tools (including a few bicycle based tools like the bike tractor). But have you heard about Bicimakina? Bicimakina is a community of makers, educators, and enthusiasts all joined […]

Posted: May 15 2018
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newsletter: summer schedule....and more!

Hark the peeps! Sniff the earth! SHE IS HERE! In this edition: Greenhorns summer schedule Sources of hopeful and useful news Engagement opportunities with Greenhorns Summer Schedule As you know Greenhorns has recently moved our headquarters to ‘Reversing Hall’ , an old Odd Fellows Hall in Pembroke, Downeast Maine. To celebrate and showcase our beautiful and historic HQ […]

Posted: May 8 2018
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the maine rice project is looking for land!

You may remember our previous post about The Maine Rice Project. Their goal is to get as many farmers and folks  as possible eating and growing rice throughout Maine, the Maritimes, and the Northeast. They recently received a grant from Maine Technology Institute to expand their rice growing operation and are looking for help finding new sites […]

Posted: April 25 2018
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first draft of the next farm bill just released

Yesterday, the House Ag Committee released their first draft of the next farm bill, which when passed will be in place until 2023.  The process required for the farm bill to pass is as follows: 1. The House Ag Committee releases their draft. 2. The committee meets for "markup," when they suggest and vote on amendments […]

Posted: April 13 2018
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plant matter art show in portland maine april 13th

Rachel Alexandrou has been a regular contributor to Greenhorns New Farmers Almanac over the years. Her stunning work will be shown in a solo art show on April 13th in Portland Maine at Oxbow Brewery's Gallery 49. Rachel's current work focuses on concepts of decay, plant matter and herbarium specimens. 20% of the proceeds of the show […]

Posted: March 30 2018