medicine poem-pep talk
Spoken word poet and radical self-love activist Sonya Renee Taylor gives us wisdom, first like a shot to the arm and then like a life-saving transfusion.
future farmers going strong!
Here at the Greenhorns love art and we love farmıng and we love creative subversive people, and so you might imagine that we really love creative subversive art about farming. We've blogged about these guys a few times before, and we are delighted to remind you that they're still creating great art all the time. The above […]
voices of hope - saturday!
report from the field
Greenhorn Erin Bullock says The Good Life Farm is "the coolest farm I've seen in a while." And reports, "these kids are doing permaculture and agroforestry on a farm scale, they are smart cornell types, with cover crop tattoos for their wedding rings. They are building a huge new cidery for their apples, and a […]
the best ever speech on creativity.
What makes one company, person (or even farm!) more creative than the next? This is an amazing speech on creativity given by John Cleese (of Monty Python) that will help you to introduce regular time and space for creativity. It's definitely worth a watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmY4-RMB0YY
40 maps that explain food in America by Ezra Klein and Susannah Locke on June 9, 2014 The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s […]
excellent ted talk: ron finley
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZzZ_qpZ4w&w=560&h=315] Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where "the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys."
inspiring videos from a fellow greenhorn
You guys continue to inspire us! We just heard from Deann Horak who had this to say: About 5 years ago I saw a picture of Severine in an in-flight magazine on Midwest Express. She was so happy holding a goose and eating an apple. The accompanying story was really inspiring and something about that […]
words from our hero and mentor, elizabeth henderson
Who received the award at Eco Farm for her tremendous work for food justice and the agricultural justice project. January 25, 2014 Eco-Farm Awards Banquet From Elizabeth Henderson Thank you. This is a great honor. Not just for me, but for the Agricultural Justice Project team – working together since 1999 to give new energy […]
the new california water atlas
Amazing! http://ca.statewater.org/ The California Water Atlas, a book published in 1979, continues to inspire map-makers and water lovers alike. We are making a new version of this Atlas for our generation as a public work for Californians using dynamic maps, open data and lots of citizen involvement. Learn more
last of the unicorns
Sad news about the loss of Bill Coperthwaite. Here is a beautiful write-up from the Beehive Collective. “I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things.” ...Oh, this body-snatchin blustery storm, with tricklin' raindrops that meander and converge with tears, gaining speed. So grateful i ain't havin' […]
this is the farm
An amazing podcast series from the Texas Young Farmers Coalition! Great listening if you've got a rainy day in the greenhouse or some downtime at the end of a long day. The details: What: A podcast highlighting farmers - both young and old - from across the great state of Texas. Interviews are long-form, so […]