the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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help the grange farm school get started!

Support the campaign HERE, and visit their website.

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We’re building the Grange Farm School to help aspiring farmers learn the skills they need to pursue their dreams as small farmers and to provide healthy local food to their communities.  We can’t think of a more important task right now than training the next generation of farmers. Continue reading


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greenhorns at healdsburg shed!

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Friday March 7th, 7pm at the Healdsburg Shed
PUNK YEOMAN: The Past and Future of the Grange

Join Greenhorns founder Severine Von Tscharner Fleming and evangelist Jen Griffith for a lively evening of learning as we focus on modern farming in their presentation “Grange Future”.

Grange Future is a community history project undertaken by The Greenhorns, a young farmers network, to help interpret both the past and future of the Grange movement, not in a nostalgic or abstract way, but as an appropriate institutional format for contemporary users who are concerned with rebuilding our food system. For today’s young farmers the Grange is a kind of syllabus in community-scale organizing, regional development, cooperative economics and kinship-based policy advocacy. Continue reading


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greenhorns at shed!

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Join Greenhorns founder Severine Von Tscharner Fleming and evangelist Jen Griffith for an evening of learning as we focus on the past and future of modern farming, “Grange Future.” Learn about the early and more recent history of the Grange, the controversy with California State Grange halls and GMO labeling, and the revival across the country of farmer-driven educational, social, charitable, and political uses of Grange halls, Grange kitchens, and the Grange idea.

Tickets HERE
http://healdsburgshed.com/


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greenhorns in maine tomorrow!

Thursday night( JAN 23)  for the Halcyon Grange at Blue Hill Public LIbrary, 7pm ( with potluck cookie jar) about the history and future of the Grange movement. national_grange-194x300

Severine Fleming will report her work (with Jen Griffith) on a project called Grange Future.
The Grange is the oldest Agricultural organization in the United States, its peak coincided with the golden age of family farming in the 1880s- 1920s, recruitment and action spurred by the anti-monopolist sentiments of family farmers being gauged by the unregulated Railroad empires.
For today’s young farmers the grange is a kind of syllabus in community-scale organizing, regional development, cooperative economics and kinship-based policy advocacy.

Grange Future is a community history project undertaken by The Greenhorns, a young farmers network, to help interpret the both the past and future of the Grange and grange movement,not in a nostalgic or abstract way, but as an appropriate institutional format for contemporary users concerned with rebuilding our food system.  Continue reading


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some grange press

Always a good thing.

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Can-do: Grange shows how to preserve nature’s bounty
by Mike Lauterborn
Monday, August 12, 2013 for the Fairfield Citizen

With a can-do attitude and an interest in preserving the bounty of the harvest, a group gathered Saturday at the historic Greenfield Hill Grange to learn about canning and preserving homegrown fruits and vegetables.

The program was one of a series planned in conjunction with the grange’s 120th anniversary this year.

Steven Golias, a graduate of the Culinary Instituteand a grange member, led the two-hour session, which was attended by about 15 people. They took notes as he described the process of canning, and sampled some of the preserves and pickles Golias prepared in the grange kitchen.

“The Greenfield Hill Grange chapter was established in 1893,” said Beth Bradley, the grange vice president, “though this actual structure wasn’t completed until 1897. It was a club for area farmers, for the sharing of growing techniques and community services. Essentially everything that everyone is now doing with local sustainability was done then — they were ahead of their time.”

Read the full article HERE 


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incredible rural project

Curtains Without Borders.
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Curtains Without Borders is a conservation project dedicated to documenting and preserving historic painted scenery. The painted curtains are found in town halls, grange halls, theaters and opera houses. They were created between 1890 and 1940, although on rare occasions, pieces painted after 1940 are also included in our inventories.

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