Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement
50 original essays by new farmers who write about their experiences in the field from a wide range of angles, both practical and inspirational. Funny, sad, serious, and light-hearted, these essays touch on everything from financing and machinery to family, community building, and social change.More»
Affording OURLAND: Greenhorns Guide to Financial Literacy
Access to farmland persists as the top challenge faced by new farmers in this country. The purpose of this little book is to interpret the landscape of options available to young and beginning farmers who wish to access land and credit for starting or growing farm businesses.More»
Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together
The Greenhorns presents Cooperative Farming, an in-depth resource for forming collaborative businesses. Compiled from 42 interviews with farmers and professionals, this is a how-to handbook on structuring and operating a group venture.More»
The New Farmer's Almanac
This issue’s theme is Agrarian Technology, and holds a civil, lived testimony from people whose work, lifeworld and behaviour patterns beamingly contradict normative values of the macro economy called America.More»
May, 29 2018
There are less than two weeks to go before we kick off our jam packed summer events schedule in Downeast costal Maine! First up on June 10th is GPS for Beginners, led by Markley Boyer. This workshop will be particularly useful for agrarians, young and old who are looking to more efficiently use their land, […]
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May, 21 2018
Faith Gilbert has just released her Guide to Sharing Farm Equipment, a 42-page guidebook intended for farmers, service providers, cooperators, and organizers of shared equipment pools. The guidebook covers a wide array of practical concerns for equipment sharing. It includes case studies, a review of ownership and management arrangements, financial considerations, annotated budgets, best practices, as well as […]
May, 16 2018
The Coffelt Farm is an historic, diversified farm situated on 185 acres in pastoral Crow Valley. Farm operations include a certified raw milk dairy, a market garden, orchards, and a livestock operation which includes cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry. Here are the farmhand position details: Duties and Responsibilities Helping care for all livestock, including, sheep, chickens, […]
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May, 15 2018
You may be familiar with Farm Hack, started by Greenhorns founder Severine. Farm Hack is a worldwide community of farmers that build and modify their own tools (including a few bicycle based tools like the bike tractor). But have you heard about Bicimakina? Bicimakina is a community of makers, educators, and enthusiasts all joined […]
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The Greenhorns Documentary
The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. The production of The Greenhorns is part of our grassroots nonprofit’s larger campaign for agricultural reform. We are an activist organization that does much else besides. Please take a look around the website.More»
A Webseries From the Greenhorns
We have created this series of films to celebrate and interpret intervention, undertaken by individuals and communities, to shift our food and farm economy. These episodes each address a major systemic failure of the old food economy: toxicity, monoculture, monopoly, inequity, exploitation, drought, vulnerability to climate change etc. Each of these characteristics of our current system makes it inadequate to our needs, but our critique counts for nothing if we do not act. Each film introduces us to the people who have identified a point of intervention, and have put their shoulder to the task. It will likely take a generation-long commitment, to rebuild a healthy, regional farm economy.
This is OUR LAND, and our future, its an opportunity: lets fight for it.
Cooperative Film Festival
The Greenhorns are thrilled to be working in cooperation with many wonderful filmmakers to bring you the Up Up! Farm Film Fesitval, celebrating the work of young agrarians. This collection of indie films and shorts explores questions facing the new farmers movement, and the critical work of building a sustainable, regional food system. We hope you can use these films as an organizing tool that brings your community together and as a launchpad for conversations on the future of food. Host an event in your town this summer!More»