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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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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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SEAWEED: commons, literacy, culinary adventures (and so much more)

"In myth (as well as biology), the sea is the source that all things arise from and return to." - Paul Pitchford If you haven't heard, we Greenhorns are quite the algae allies. Check out our exciting & new(ish) spin-off project, Seaweed Commons! Seeking to form ecologically minded seaweed coalitions through a commons-based approach, support […]

Posted: April 2 2020
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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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learn about the history and anthropology of mead with this awesome mead-zine

Check out this awesome zine about making mead sent to us by our friend Jonathan Tanis. It starts with an introduction contextualising fermentation as a political act which is both democratizing and embraces the commons, bubbling away with "unrealized possibility" for forming human connections and alliances. It then moves on to explain the historical and […]

Posted: October 5 2017
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on this day in 1845, a fateful step was taken towards enclosure of the commons

On this day in 1845, Westminster, the UK Parliament passed the 1845 enclosure act. Although not the first step in the enclosure of the commons, this act created enclosure commissioners who were given the authority to enclose land without prior parliamentary approval. In total, over the course of 300 years, the British government enclosed nearly […]

Posted: August 8 2017
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a tree for a landlord, a tree for an office

[vimeo 47713837 w=640 h=360] We should all be so lucky.

Posted: May 4 2017
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talk on the commons, april 23, great barrington

Woof. This talk should be right up any Greenhorns's alley.

Posted: April 13 2017
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thinking like a commoner

Author and activist David Bollier makes a case for commons based economics.

Posted: March 6 2017
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commons based technology: a glimpse inside l`atelier paysan

A photo tour of Les Recontres, a radical hands-on skill-sharing event in France hosted by French farm hacking heroes l'Atelier Paysan.

Posted: January 6 2017
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call to the commons

Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA George Monbiot has something of reputation for discussing the more dire circumstances we face today, but in his latest article for The Guardian he presents some reasons not to despair. In particular, Monbiot hones in on the commons, which (as you may know) is the theme of this years New Farmers Almanac.

Posted: December 19 2016
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our land II is on the horizon!

Join us in November.

Posted: October 26 2016
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meanwhile at standing rock

http://www.democracynow.org/embed/story/2016/10/24/standing_rock_police_arrest_100_water The indigenous peoples and activists at Standing Rock are facing militarized police and a impenetrable silence in the mainstream media as they work to protect the indigenous rights granted by treaty and our collective water commons. The camp still needs supplies, donations, and volunteers. If you haven't donated yet, this is a good time. […]

Posted: October 26 2016
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our land 2: moving towards an autonomous food system, NM, nov 9-15

OUR LAND 2! November 9-17th, in Albuquerque and Santa Fe New Mexico. ALL THE INFORMATION IS HERE: www.agrariantrust.org/2016symposium This will be the second Agrarian Trust OUR LAND symposium, and once again we’ve got speakers from around the country and around the region focusing our attention, analysis, activism and collective agency on issues relevant to your […]

Posted: October 19 2016
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on the front lines of the great fight of our times

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuZcx2zEo4k&w=560&h=315] The activists currently protecting the water commons, their indigenous heritage, and our planet against institutionalized corporate greed. We stand with them. See Thursday's post for more background on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the protest again it and for ways you can help, and, at the very least, sign the petition here.

Posted: September 7 2016
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a 6 video series on the commons

 

Posted: June 10 2016
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greenhorns releases: MANIFESTA!

We are so proud of this awesome collaboration. If you've been wondering how a maritime art stunt fits into the mission of an organization that supports farmers (I mean, talk about your landlubbers!), this publication is for you! Manifesta lays out the story, history, discourse, and activism behind the Maine Sail Freight project last summer! The un-monograph is a […]

Posted: May 3 2016
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trade, commons, seedstock and revolutionary politics

WEDNESDAY September 2nd.  6pm- 8.30 pm Boylston Hall 105 in Harvard Yard. FREE and OPEN to the public We hope you can join for this event presented by Greenhorns' Maine Sail Freight  in collaboration with "Food Better" at Harvard University. Join Brian Donahue, Marguerita Desy and John Forti for an evening panel and facilitated public […]

Posted: September 1 2015
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important action: restore the commons!

A note from our friend Robert LaValva, founder of New Amsterdam Market. August 1, 2014 My decision to stop holding New Amsterdam Market on South Street grew from the frustrations of running a minimally funded organization while also leading a contentious land-use campaign for nearly a decade. Thanks to the overwhelming expressions of support and […]

Posted: August 4 2014