remember the awesome audio.almanac

posted May 28, 2016

yeah, that was fun!
Greenhorns 2013 Farmers Almanac

Download these audio tracks for listening in the car or truck, and in the greenhouse. Consider recording lectures and songs for others for next year’s New Farmer’s Audio Almanac. Email them to Almanac@thegreenhorns.net. If you are still unfamiliar with the audio capacities of your smartphone, ask your smart 15 year old cousin to help you access Stitcher and Heritage Radio Network lectures on your smartphone. The Association for Cultural Equity has many recordings by Alan Lomax. Archive.org has thousands of tracks. Really, it’s worth your time to figure it out.



the greenhorns is hiring! sales associate, boston, ma

posted September 4, 2015

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Help Wanted: Sales Associate for Maine Sail Freight
Maine Sail Freight has launched a pop-up shop at the Boston Public Market and we are looking for temporary part time workers to act as sales associates and public educator, possibly through December 2015.  This will be an exciting experience unlike any other. Would you like to be the voice of this project and help spread the word about our regional food economy?
Learn more about the project
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1-2 years of retail experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, clean, positive, great work ethic
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, ability to communicate ‘ on message’ the goals of the Maine Sail Freight project, for days on end, engaging the public in a discourse about the future of our more regional farm economy
  • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Flexible work schedule, including weekend and holiday availability.
  • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds
We have openings for both full-time and part-time help. Hours for the position will be determined by the hours of operation for the BPM and special events. Opening hours for the BPM are expected to be Wednesday-Sunday from 8am-8pm.  Peak business periods may require extended work days and work weeks.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward a resume, 2 references and a short cover letter to office@thegreenhorns.net with the subject line “BPM Sales Associate Application.”  Please make sure to outline your availability in your cover letter.  Preference will be given to applicants available to start work  immediately.

 

No calls, please.

call for volunteers for neil young shows!

posted July 5, 2015

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Neil Young’s “The Monsanto Years” tour kicks off today! The Greenhorns are joining the tour and we are looking for representatives for each show. You will join an “Activist Village” of other environmental and agricultural groups spreading the movement all across the country!
Interested in volunteering? Email julia.fiore0@gmail.com

Please include your name, contact information, involvement in farming, and why you think you should be picked to represent the Greenhorns and get a FREE TICKET! 

We have tickets available for all the shows, but we really could use more people in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarkston, Michigan, and Camden, New Jersey, and Great Woods, Massachusetts. See dates and details below.   

We also have tickets to auction to cover the cost of going on tour.

Check out the link here and spread the word!

Tour Dates and Locations

Sunday, July 5th, Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI- no volunteering, just tickets for auction

Wednesday, July 8th, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

Thursday, July 9th, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

Saturday, July 11th, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

Monday, July 13th, Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, July 14th, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

Thursday, July 16th, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 

Friday, July 17th, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Sunday, July 19th, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

Tuesday, July 21st, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

Wednesday, July 22nd, Xfinity Center, Great Woods, MA


we need your skills!

posted April 9, 2014

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Things are moving fast and furious in the Greenhorns basement kitchen.
Yes, we have many projects. We have about sixteen pots on the stove, some on a copper bottomed double boiler with wise, experienced cooks, some with only a thrift-store aluminum pot, half-watched by young interns. Its a loud kitchen!  And there is hot strawberry jam on the tips of all our noses. All of us are working within our own social networks to find the various and multiple skills we need to carry out each grassroots media project, from web-skills, to cinematography, to audio, to graphics, to animations, to fulfillment… It takes this many cooks, and all their friends and former art-school room-mates to pull off this feast.

seeking greenhorn to table at small farms conference

posted January 14, 2014

Hello upper midwest/Michigander Greenhorns,

We are attending the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference on February 1st, which should be a blast! We need a steadfast Greenhorn to man the table for us. Full tabling kit mailed to you, and we will pay your conference fee.

 Email kristen.loria@thegreenhorns.net if willing and able.
schwag

join the greenhorns team!

posted December 31, 2013

We’re looking for two people for key roles within the greenhorns universe! An Episode Editor/Line Producer for OUR LAND and an office manager/project manager for Greenhorns HQ.  Read on for full descriptions of each position, and for how to apply.IMG_2938

First up, Episode Editor/Line Producer for OUR LAND
This is a position for a talented editor to cut and line-produce 10, short episodes(5-12 minutes) for the series OUR LAND. These episodes have been shot in the past 2 years across 12 states by cinematographers Jordan Kinley and Ben Stechshulte. Our wonderful intern Meg Bantle spent the entire summer cutting selects and doing transcriptions for the 160 hours of footage. We have laid out the 12, multi-character episodes into spreadsheets. We have cut 4 teaser videos that you can watch on our website. The per-editing episode budget is $2,300 and requires you to come to Essex, New York.

Included in this job is all organic and local food and a big room to sleep in our large Adirondack lakeside headquarters, plus a barter of half a pig — a chest freezer full of home-grown Smithereen Farm organic Pork. We all eat from Essex Farm, a horse-powered CSA .We have a full editing suite with all the drives ready to go, and already backed up. We’ve learned that each episode takes a full week of intense work, roughly 80 hours. Ideally we talk and negotiate soon, let you look at the footage, and we start on either Jan 2nd or January 30th. Then we jump right into the work and go on for 6-10 week stretch. (more…)


farmer sayings: almanac needs your help!

posted September 1, 2013

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Dear Loyal blog readers.

We’ve got a request today.
Brooke is illustrating farmer sayings for the next almanac.
And is looking for suggestions from the crowd.
” Knee high by the fourth of july”
” Make Hay while the sun shines”
We ‘d love if you could send us some suggestions… email farmer@greenhorns.org
Looking forward!
xxSevie and Brookie


seeking volunteer tabler posse

posted July 29, 2013

for this year’s Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine.  This is an important event for Greenhorns and we need a few dedicated volunteers to help represent us.

Volunteers will help us run the booth, answer questions about Greenhorns, network with other organizations and enjoy the one of the best organic farming gatherings in the country.

If you are interested, please email office@thegreenhorns.net and let us know which day(s) you would like to volunteer.  Your admission to the fair will be covered. Volunteers must make their own travel and sleeping arrangements.

Looking forward to hearing from a few of you who want to attend!