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racial justice and maine farming

From MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association), tune in to this conversation TOMORROW July 9, 2020 from 5-7PM: Racial Justice and Maine Farming Are you a farmer that wants to commit to anti-racist practices on your farm and in your community? Join other Maine farmers on July 9th from 5-7 pm to discuss racial […]

Posted: July 8 2020
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passamaquoddy-maliseet sweetgrass harvest video

SWEETGRASS (video) Language Keepers began in 2006 as an experimental project to document endangered languages, addressing a central dilemma in endangered language work: the decline and loss of public group discourse. When a language is no longer spoken in groups outside the family or in public, it cannot be passed on or documented effectively. In […]

Posted: June 25 2020
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cultivating community, hiring

Cultivating Community is currently accepting applications for: Farmer Support Specialist Food Hub Assistant (Fresh Start Farms Food Hub) Positions are based on a farm in Lisbon, ME. You can send application documents by email to Alex Redfield at [email protected] and call (207) 475-7235 with questions. 1) Write a letter explaining why you are interested in […]

Posted: June 11 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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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
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GREENHORNS RESIDENCY

Announcement of Residency for Visual ArtistsPoetsWritersAgricultural/Natural HistoriansResearch Practices Social + Community Practices ArtistsAgrarian Activists We have created a new residency program in Downeasternmost Maine, in the little historic town of Pembroke and are pleased to open up for proposals for the 2020 Summer season.  Greenhorns, an organization focused on the incoming generation of agro-ecological farmers, is pleased […]

Posted: March 29 2020
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Farm Apprenticeship in Wiscasset, ME

Chewonki is accepting applications for their Farm Apprentice position beginning in January 2020! Chewonki is a school, camp, and environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. Chewonki is a 501(c) non-profit organization. […]

Posted: November 5 2019
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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
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maine governor blames land trusts for states rising property taxes

This message is sent on behalf of Tim Glidden, President at Maine Coast Heritage Trust.  Dear Maine Land Trusts, Last night, Governor LePage delivered his final State of the State address. As we expected, right out of the gate he blamed land trusts for Maine's rising property taxes. He relied upon many statistics to make […]

Posted: March 8 2018
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mofga seeks new executive director!

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) -fiscal sponsor of the Greenhorns - has launched a search for its next Executive Director. MOFGA's Board of Directors seeks a dynamic leader and proven manager who shares the organization's passion for organic agriculture, local food production, a healthy environment, and thriving Maine communities. Background and Overview […]

Posted: March 3 2018
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home for rent in beautiful down east maine on cobscook bay

A wonderful and cozy home in Pembroke, Maine is available to rent for a number of weeks during the Summer of 2018. If you are hoping to attend one of our exciting upcoming events or just want to soak up the atmosphere in Downeast Maine and explore the new home of the Greenhorns this is the […]

Posted: February 24 2018
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announcing our BIGGEST EVER events schedule in 2018!!

Greenhorns, has just turned 10, and has moved to Pembroke ME. Here, we will continue our publishing and cultural work for a national audience, as well as developing locally-oriented educational events including a ‘naturalist adventure’ summer camp series that supports the entry of young people into sustainable agriculture. Come from near, come from far - […]

Posted: February 21 2018
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mofga charcuterie workshop

Join Andy Smith of Smith's Smokehouse and delve into the basics of charcuterie through a series of four workshops. Learn how to create your own charcuterie goods, and potential business, and then dig deep into a variety of curing processes including bacon, bresaola, beef jerky and more! Don't forget to register for this course, there […]

Posted: December 15 2017
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the world's first mycology school!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDQRgf1klAw?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] MYCOLOGOS is the world's first online and in-person mycology school and demonstration mushroom farm, based in Portland, Oregon. They are currently raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign (ending December 20) where you can save up to 80% off online courses in mycology. The founder of mycologos, Peter McCoy will be teaching a Greenhorns […]

Posted: December 14 2017
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watch: wonderful sail camp video clip

[vimeo 174754252 w=640 h=360] This lovely clip above give a snapshot of Arista Holdens most recent sail camp. Arista will be working with the Greenhorns to hold another sail camps in the Summer of 2018 on the beautiful coast of Maine. Contact Arista directly if you would like more information by sending an email to […]

Posted: December 13 2017
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growing rice in maine!

Check out this awesome rice growing project in Maine by Wild Folk Farm. Their goal is to get as many farmers and folks eating and growing rice throughout Maine, the Maritimes, and the Northeast. They are developing an educational, research and commercialized rice operation as currently there are no commercial rice growers in the state, and […]

Posted: November 8 2017
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maine harvest credit project

http://maineharvestcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Harvest-Final-Master.mp4 Hey young farmers! There is a  new Credit Union for farmers in Maine! It was founded in recognition that access to credit is one of the most difficult hurdles for young and new farmers to overcome. The Maine Harvest Credit Project is working to create a specialised credit union that is focused on providing […]

Posted: October 18 2017
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hear severine speak @ mount grace's 31st annual meeting - october 14th

Posted: October 3 2017
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listen: Severine talks seaweed on the BBC

Severine spoke to BBC radio in the UK this about the need for an informed and sustainable approach to seaweed farming, one of the fastest growing aquaculture sectors anywhere right now. Listen to her talk about the culinary benefits of seaweed, and tell the story about how she got into seaweed herself on the coast […]

Posted: September 22 2017
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the 12th annual blackfly ball is this weekend!

The 12th annual all-ages dress-up Blackfly Ball is taking place this weekend, August 19th, in Machias, Maine. The Ball has been taking place every year since 2005 to celebrate the restoration and reopening of the Machias Valley Grange Hall and as a testimony to the 100+ years that the building has served as a community center to […]

Posted: August 15 2017
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apply to work with mofga!

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) are hiring! They have just announced two  new exciting full time positions, Director of Development and Community Engagement Coordinator. Both roles will remain open until MOFGA find the best candidate possible for the position, however the first review of candidates for the position will begin on September 6th […]

Posted: July 23 2017
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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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making the eggs-pansion a reality!

Come on Greenhorns! Let's help Apple Creek Farm meet the demand for eggs at their market in Maine!

Posted: April 18 2017
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latest ourland episode is out! and it's awesome

The latest episode of our land is live. Good for thinking, dreaming, and getting a little teary-eyed.

Posted: April 11 2017
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be part of the egg*pansion!

Support a Greenhorn! Fund an eggspansion!

Posted: March 28 2017
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maine asks trump to make sail freight a reality

Maine submits a request for a barge route to New York City. Now where have we heard that idea before...?

Posted: March 16 2017
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spirited music! legendary gawker family band at mettabee farm in hillsdale, jan. 27

Looking for  a way to keep moral up and marching after yesterday's historic marches? Hudson Valley folks will have a great opportunity next weekend. Friday, January 27, 2017, from 7:00pm  9:00pm the Gawler Family Band will be playing raucous joyous Americana and folk from around the world. Find them at Mettabee Farm and Arts Center in Hillsdale New York. Information can […]

Posted: January 22 2017
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schlepping in style

Anchorpac is making some nice looking Made in Maine shoulder bags.

Posted: January 11 2017
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another model for financing farm starts

Creatign farmer focused credit union in Maine.

Posted: January 9 2017
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sassafras stomp tour dates!

Remember Adam and Johanna, the sweet song birds of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME? Good. Just to keep you abreast of their happenings: you can catch Adam's interview on the Greenhorns Radio here, order his CD here, and see him and Johanna live at the following shows! Fri. Oct 21st.  Contradance in Brooklyn, NY Sat.  Oct. 22nd.  CDNY Contradance.  Manhattan, NY. […]

Posted: October 19 2016
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famers! this music was literally made for you.

Remember those song birds up in Maine that we wrote about a few weeks ago? (To refresh your memory: they play magical folk tunes with lyrics that will make any farmer smile, cry, and chuckle. We recommend them most for tapping your toes and stirring pots of chili after long crisp days of fall harvest.) […]

Posted: September 20 2016
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maine's dreamiest dirtiest songbirds

Mainers should take note that they have three opportunities this weekend to see the talented and charming Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, partners and farmers of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME. To celebrate the release of Adam's most recent album, Maine Farmland Trust is hosting a mini concert series:  Deering Grange in Portland on August 25; The Hub in […]

Posted: August 24 2016
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maine dairy: eight generations and counting

[vimeo 12225749 w=640 h=360] Meet Your Farmer - Tide Mill Farm from Pull-Start Pictures on Vimeo, featuring Aaron Bell and Carly DelSignore and their four children. Aaron is the 8th generation of the Bell family that has lived on Tide Mill Farm, where they now raise chickens, pigs, dairy cows, and beef, along with two acres […]

Posted: August 23 2016
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these border collies melt my stoneheart

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOig3k_2rnU] This short documentary out of the UMaine Extension office may appear jut to be another movie about sheep, but don't be fooled; it's actually the most heartwarming dog movie since Homeward Bound! (Or, we should say, at least for agricultural geeks...) Featuring: Doreen and John Simmons, Gwen, and Bea of Stoneheart Farm in South Paris, Maine.

Posted: July 26 2016
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from away, a comical and respectful rendering of maine

“From Away” is currently in pre-production but has already sparked the interest of distribution giants Netflix and Hulu. Each episode of “From Away” is a hilarious and thoughtful  intimate portrait of different do-it-yourself Mainers at work and at play, told with an unprecedented blend of humor and deep respect. Professions you may think you know […]

Posted: May 14 2016
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maine: dandelion wine making workshop

http://www.hvmag.com/Blogs/The-Accidental-Foodie/May-2012/Dandelion-Wine-An-Experimental-Recipe/5.11.12.dandelionwine.jpg Dandelion Wine Workshop: Want to figure out what to do with all of those dandelion petals in your yard? Make wine with them! In Harpswell, Maine, there will be an instructional workshop on how to turn your dandelion petals into wine. Each participant will leave with a 5 gallon wine bucket and airlock containing […]

Posted: May 5 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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maine: goat intensive biochar workshop with shana hanson

  Dear friends, Sunday at 8 AM Gary Masalin and Shana Hanson will lead an optimum open burn for biochar in the Rainbow Roof house pasture (striped multicolored roof, 195 Back Belmont Rd. on the north side of the rd. just out of town from Jesse Robbins Rd. by less than half a mile).  Spectators […]

Posted: April 22 2016
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maine history online: trade and transport

https://www.mainememory.net/sitebuilder/static/mho/common/essay-headers/885-1.jpg Future French Foreign Minister Charles de Talleyrand-Périgord journeyed to Maine a few years after the American Revolution scouting economic opportunities for his employers. While he wasn't overly impressed with some segments of Maine society –lumbermen and fishermen were particularly suspect –he was awed by its coasts, so favorable to shipping, and believed in its […]

Posted: March 30 2016
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fellowship in food and farming in unity, maine

Maine Farmland Trust has announced its new Wang Fellowship in Food and Farming, named in honor of David and Cecile Wang, long-term advocates and supporters of agricultural justice. The fellowship is one year long and appears to be geared toward young professionals and academics with an activist streak, stating (albeit vaguely) that the fellow engage in […]

Posted: March 13 2016
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