the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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we need your skills!

Hi there Greenhorns blog community.Screen shot 2014-04-09 at 3.06.51 PM
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.


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farmer sayings: almanac needs your help!

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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@thegreenhorns.net
Looking forward!
xxSevie and Brookie


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almanac history!

IT WAS A CLEAR AND MOONLIT NIGHT, claimed the witness, and shortly before midnight he saw the defendant load a rock into his slingshot, take aim, and strike his victim right above the eye, killing him.

An excited buzz went up from the courtroom at this testimony; now it was up to the accused man’s lawyer, a tall, gangly man dressed all in black, as lawyers often did in the mid-1800s, to refute this testimony. A look of puzzlement settled over the gaunt attorney’s face as he approached the jury box, holding up a book with which they were all familiar.

The witness for the prosecution, he reminded the jury, had just sworn under oath that he could see everything in detail that night, since the moon was overhead, illuminating the fields below. Yet according to the book he held in his hand, explained the lawyer, that couldn’t have happened; the woods would have been pitch black all night, as the moon was in its first quarter, and had set shortly before midnight, more precisely, at 11:57 p.m. Continue reading


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our almanac on boing boing!

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Here’s the write-up:
Rick Prelinger sez, “Our friends at The Greenhorns, a national organization of young farmers, just published the first (and hopefully not the last) edition of their New Farmer’s Almanac, which they call “an entertaining collection of practical advice for farmers and other patriots.” Its 300 pages are full of surprises — field notes from new farmers in city and country, archival tidbits from 200 years of agricultural bulletins and magazines, deep thoughts on land use in America, puzzles, meat-cutting charts and reproducible labels for your own homemade cheese. It’s much more than a patchwork, though — this book is at once radical and traditionalist, a generous handful of dispatches from the DIY movement that aims to fix our broken food system and relocate the center of innovation and idea-making from city to country. Ben Franklin would love this book. Purchase it, if you like, and increase the chances that it will become an annual publication as regular as the seasons.

“Quote from page 30: ‘An almanac is a little book hiding an encyclopedia within its covers. Its job is to offer proverbs that turn into projects, household hints that help harvests flourish, facts that keep animals healthy and plants straight on their stems.’”

Almanac – Greenhorns (Thanks, Rick!)


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your cooperation in distribution

almanacHi there folks we love.

ITs distribution time!

WE need your guidance in getting the 2013 New Farmers Almanac out and about,
AK press will be distributing to bookstores– but we’d really like to get the book to
Hardware stores, Feed+ Farm Supply Stores, Coops, Grocceries, and local small businesses.
If you have leads in your town of places that might stock it, please send them along to almanac@thegreenhorns.net
We’ll respectfully approach them with a bulk order offer.
Thank you!
Severine, Shanye, Audrey and the Almanac team
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