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fibershed wool & fine fiber symposium

What’s growing in the backyard of the Bay Area? Are you a designer, artisan, young or novice farmer, looking to explore soil-to-skin practices? If so…mark you calendars for Fibershed’s Wool & Fine Fiber Symposium. For the first time, our community is coming together to learn the true nature of our local textile resource base…the quality, […]

Posted: October 29 2012
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land opportunity, CA

We seek a farmer-entrepreneur to assume full or partial responsibility for a 4-acre property surrounded by nature preserve west of Galt, California, in the heart of the Central Valley. The farm has well-developed soil (San Joaquin clay-loam), a large native insectivary, excellent water and solar irrigation infrastructure, and a high profile with local restaurants and […]

Posted: October 10 2012
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seeking 2 farmworkers - chica, ca

Pyramid Farms is taking resumes for 2 paid farm worker positions. They are currently taking applications for a position that starts in Mid-November and runs for a year. They are also taking applications for 1 position starting February running till early November. One of these positions is for an Assistant Farm Manager. This position requires […]

Posted: September 19 2012
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scope the slow money process at the expo in santa rosa

And while you're there, check out the greenhorn table and Paula Manalo's book reading, which is at 1pm tomorrow! Slow Money Entrepreneur Showcase at the 2nd Annual Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA Many locals are getting invested in our local food system. Come to the Heirloom Festival and join us for the Slow Money […]

Posted: September 11 2012
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caretaker opportunity

BUCK MOUNTAIN EXPERIMENTAL STATION CARETAKER/FARMING OPPORTUNITY Looking for a couple or small collective (no more than 3) to care for our 22-acre, off-the- grid, educational homestead in Humboldt County in preparation for our summer 2013 education season. Duties include:  hydro/solar management, garden management (drip irrigation maintenance; greenhouse planting; fruit tree and berry bush pruning; cover […]

Posted: September 4 2012
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the organic mechanic

super idea! The Organic Mechanic - 2012 Tour Organic farmers in the western United States: I am currently traveling and visiting organic farms in Washington State, Oregon, and California. At each farm, I would prefer to stay between three (3) and ten (10) days. It is preferable if you are on-site and available to spend […]

Posted: September 3 2012
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forageSF is hiring

A sweet gig for an entrepreneurial type. Operations/Kitchen Manager We are hiring an operations manager to work with us through the creation/operation of Forage Kitchen. This job is an overall manager of  the business activities of forageSF, as well as kitchen manager for Forage Kitchen. Essentially the Operations Manager is the person most intimately involved […]

Posted: August 8 2012
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rock the barn

Rock the Barn, put together by three friends, is a (non-funded) promotional bicycle tour for prop 37, the labeling of GMO ingredients in California, and for small organic farms in California. We're going from San Francisco to Los Angeles on August 6 - 17.  We're bringing a guitar, saxophone, and hand drum. Our band is […]

Posted: July 30 2012
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1st harvest at occupy the farm

At 9:40 AM on July 7, 2012, urban farm activists re-entered the Gill Tract in Albany, CA to harvest crops planted during the 3-week occupation earlier this spring. The action came in response to UC and Albany City officials organizing an invite-only harvest party of the same crops. This date marks the first re-entry of […]

Posted: July 10 2012
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gill tract news

Check out Occupy the Farm's website for updates and read on for some news! University of California Berkeley Professor Miguel Altieri is planting Gill Tract research crops this morning! When: Wednesday, May 9th – 8:30 AM Where: The Gill Tract; Albany, CA Dr. Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley researcher, to proceed with research at Gill Tract […]

Posted: May 9 2012
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positions at Belcampo Farms

in Gazelle, CA.  Belcampo is seeking a Swine Program Assistant Manager and a Pasture Division Assistant Manager.  Download the full job descriptions: Pasture Division Assistant Swine Program Assistant Manager

Posted: May 1 2012
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more on the gill tract occupation

San Francisco Chronicle: Activists raise stakes with renegade farm BerkeleySide: UC Berkeley calls for peaceful end to Occupy the Farm ElCerrito Patch: UC Threatens Gill Tract Occupiers With Arrest, Fines Youtube video of Day 1: [youtube=]

Posted: April 25 2012
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occupying the gill tract

Occupy the Farm Activists Reclaim Prime Urban Agricultural Land in SF Bay Area Albany, Calif., April 22, 2012 – Occupy the Farm, a coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists are planting over 15,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East […]

Posted: April 23 2012
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mama earth screening

22 april 2012 IRVING, CALIFORNIA @ center for living peace, 4139 campus drive local food and film for thought screening: join us for a greenhorns film screening with discussion by urban farmer eugene cook. hosted by m.a.m.a. earth with food and drinks from the participating restaurants of the positive plate. $10 suggested donation. 12-2pm

Posted: April 16 2012
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santa clara university screening

18 april 2012 SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA @ santa clara university, lucas hall #126 screening: hosted by the scu dining services and the food & agribusiness institute. movie followed by discussion with local farmers including kent foreman of pioneer food systems, marsha habib of oya organics, and the scu project, bronco urban gardens. 5-7pm

Posted: April 11 2012
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brunch with joel salatin

Sunday April 15th, 2012 from 11-3pm at Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma, CA

Posted: April 11 2012
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farm camp - West Marin, CA Rebecca Burgess, of Fibershed, teaches there.  What a dream to send your kid to farm camp! There are dozens of such camps across the country.  Do you know of a good one?  Comment on this post and we'll do a farm camp round-up in a few weeks.

Posted: April 10 2012
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california screening + new nyfc chapter!

Young Farmers of the Central Coast Introductory Meeting, Potluck and Film Screening Sunday May 20th At Windrose Farm, Paso Robles What:  Join us for an evening of good food, a screening of “The Greenhorns” documentary film, and to discuss the formation of a local chapter of the National Young Farmer’s Coalition Why?: Because we can’t do this […]

Posted: April 9 2012
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local food summit

In Search of Common Ground Monday, April 16th from 9-4, on Lundberg Family Farms, a state-wide event/conversation will be launched in hopes of starting and achieving a 'paradigm shift' in addressing broad and specific food and farm issues Download the brochure here: IN SEARCH OF COMMON GROUND and let's pack the room with greenhorns! Joel Salatin is the […]

Posted: April 4 2012
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political posters - wonderful!

 an exhibit, a book, an ipad app.  About the explosion of community spirit, institution building, and autonomous-thinking that characterized the free speech movement, and beyond. More images HERE The “All Of Us Or None” (AOUON) archive project was started by Free Speech Movement activist Michael Rossman in 1977 to gather and document posters of […]

Posted: April 2 2012
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BASIL seed swap this friday!

Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) 13th Annual Seed Swap. Friday, March 30, 2012, 7pm - 9pm. Potluck supper, hoe down music, home-grown garden seeds, and the company of fantastic local gardeners! Come learn about seed saving classes and the Library. There will be presentations from Rachel Pachivas from the Lebel GMO's campaign and Fred […]

Posted: March 27 2012
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oh heavenly wooliness

The  latest from Fibershed! Woolly Adventures Update Weaving the rural and urban together.... one fleece at a time. Take a journey to the northwest regions of our Fibershed this Spring to get up close and personal with your local fiber farms — It's shearing time! Jean Near's Shear-In April 14th: Begins at 10am, potluck lunch […]

Posted: March 19 2012
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oz farm seeking farm manager

OZ Farm, located 10 minutes outside the vibrant small town of Point Arena in coastal Mendocino County, California, is looking for a new farm manager to start as soon as possible. The farm is also managed as a licensed retreat center (handled by a separate retreat manager) for weddings, yoga groups, family reunions, and the […]

Posted: March 12 2012
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boont berry community farm positions

Two Positions Available at Boont Berry Community Farm, located in downtown Boonville, CA. Farm Partner (Co-Manager) and Farm Apprentice Full Season (Mar. 1- Nov.1) commitment required, with possibility for longer involvement. Farm Mission:  Develop a stable “closed system” farm that will produce food for the local community and be a learning center about self-sufficient agriculture.

Posted: March 5 2012
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field day at paicines ranch

The Paicines Ranch is hosting a field day on Fri., March 30, with Kirk Gadzia.  We will discuss managing cattle on rangelands during times of drought, along with strategies for monitoring rangelands in California and other subjects related to holistic planned grazing and decision making that come up. This field day should be of interest […]

Posted: February 29 2012
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who wants a truck? paso robles, CA

California greenhorns, this is a great opportunity if you're in need of a good farm rig and particularly if you're mechanically inclined!  Here's a note from some generous farmers who are ready to pass on their farm truck. We are a 50acre Biodynamic Farm just outside of Paso Robles California, and we have a great […]

Posted: February 28 2012
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label gmos

We can't say enough about the importance of this California ballot initiative to label GMOs. Educate yourself!  The Committee for the Right to Know has developed an excellent website: complete with FAQs, events, news and some compelling videos: [youtube=]

Posted: February 20 2012
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holistic management

The Paicines Ranch is holding a 3-day workshop on holistic management taught by Kirk Gadzia March 27-29, with a field day on Fri., March 30. The workshop will cover holistic goal setting, decision making, and land use planning.  If you attended the holistic planned grazing workshop last year, this would be an excellent follow-up.  If […]

Posted: February 14 2012
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2011 for little city gardens

Little City Gardens is the project of our tireless illustrator Brooke Budner & her business partner Caitlyn.  Below is their "year-end digest", a good idea for any beginning farmer! We’ve spent our first full year on the farm! We got a late start last Spring due to the new zoning legislation not going into effect […]

Posted: February 14 2012
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screening: small farm rising

This Wednesday! Feb 15th at 7pm Delancey Street Screening Room 600 Embarcadero San Francisco CA 94107 Right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers are redefining agriculture in America. Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, these local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation. […]

Posted: February 11 2012
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a most magical place

Headlands Center for the Arts Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists' residencies and public programs, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society. Located in the […]

Posted: February 8 2012
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great piece on dinner bell farm

California's young farmers break traditional mold by Stacy Finz, Chronicle Staff Writer. Sunday, December 25, 2011 The average age of a farmer in California is creeping toward 60, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture is trying to attract newcomers to work the land. The need is especially acute, given that experts are forecasting […]

Posted: December 28 2011
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the food divide

The Food Divide By Christopher D. Cook for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, 11/29/2011 Antonia Williams is part of a slow, quiet food revolution. After battling obesity for much of her adult life, the 26-year-old lifelong Bayview resident did some research. "I realized it had a lot to do with the food I consumed," she […]

Posted: December 5 2011
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register now for the CCOF conference

early bird discounts for another 10 days! Advancing Organic 2012: Practices and Policies February 1, 2012 Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California A Pre-Conference to EcoFarm Register NOW - Early bird discounts end December 9, 2011. Join us for CCOF’s Annual Meeting & Conference on February 1, 2012, which will be held as a pre-conference […]

Posted: November 30 2011
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food justice conference

This weekend in Oakland, CA - still a few spots left. REGISTER NOW. Over the past 15 years, CFSC has worked to catalyze a broad and far-reaching food systems movement.  Each year, CFSC brings people together to learn from each other and to shape the future of our movement.  CFSC held its first conference with […]

Posted: November 1 2011
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farmland in southern CA for free for a year

One at a time , Weldon, CA Looking for a Resposible: - single male or female - couple -couple with a kid or two I have twelve (12) acres of land with an old trailer, outbuildings, fenced needing some TLC and someone to enjoy it for a growing season... longer if things work out. My […]

Posted: October 26 2011
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thank you to brewster and the internet archive

for our screening in San Francisco and for making a FREE TO ALL library of alexandria. may it remain vital and pure. Internet Archive Brewster Kahle on

Posted: October 24 2011
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seeding the future - tomorrow!

The Greenhorns and Internet Archive Present: Seeding the Future – A Town Hall meeting for Small-Scale Agriculture Tuesday, October 18th • 6:30pm 300 Funston St. San Francisco+++Fall Harvest Potluck+++ Meet and mingle with farmers green and seasoned. Bring your thinking cap and favorite dish.

Posted: October 17 2011
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secrets of the sun & moon

a workshop with our friends at Frey Vineyards. The Secrets of the Sun & Moon Friday, January 6, 2012, 9-5PM A Coros event at beautiful Frey Vineyards - 14000 Tomki Rd, Redwood Valley, Ca 95470 Our work in Nature embeds us into a sea of rhythmic time and space relationships that either support or hinder […]

Posted: October 17 2011
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greenhorn seeking farming partner

Here's a note from young farmer Katee Lafleur, seeking a partner in Petaluma. Hi there, I'm in the process of starting a two-acre farm here on the Marin/Sonoma county border on a beautiful 50-acre former cow ranch. Currently the fields are in cover crop, and I'm making plans to grow and sell produce exclusively for […]

Posted: October 4 2011