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»
July, 30 2014
The Maine Seaweed Festival will be a day long event, held on the beautiful waterfront campus of Southern Maine Community College, Saturday, August 30, 2014. Maine seaweeds are poised to play a major role in the growth and sustainability of our … Continue reading →
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»