There’s more to Alan Kapuler than his inspirational work with seeds! The well-known organic seed breeder and co-founder of Seeds of Change is also an artist – learn about his philosophy and see his beautiful work and studio in the video above.
The rally of people and movements contra the new President has been incredibly heartening. From the Women’s March, to the 100daysofresistance, we are seeing a powerful civic backlash that America has not witnessed for decades. For years people have conjured up Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm references when talking about the state and leaders that seem have little imagination when it comes to their tactics.
In keeping with that theme of stranger than fiction, one very interesting part of the recent protests is the art and posters that we’re seeing are drawing heavily from literature that foretells eerily similar worlds. At The Woman’s March on Washington there were hundreds of signs that nodded to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaiden’s Tale, the amazing feminist take on dystopia. Continue reading
Here’s something for all you artists, makers, communitarians, diggers (re:archaelogists) and generally strange people: Midlred’s Lane.
Residing on a site named for the homesteader that inhabited the space in the 20th century, a collection of individuals are experimenting with different ways of living/being/working/art making/formulating simply complex sentences. Continue reading
by Samuel Oslund
Today might have us thinking a little obsessively about some big level tsoris.
But let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the reasons why we choose to get into farming in the first place. Speaking personally, I decided to farm because I felt it was a very concrete way to have some sort of impact on the troubles I perceived in the world. Disillusioned with politics, education and these broad means of change I saw farming as personal direct action.
Through the repetitive act of farming I slowly stopped seeing it as a political statement, and with each year that past, each additional scar on my hand and wrinkle on my face, I began to see the world through the lens of agriculture. I began to see the connections it makes – how good stewardship of land can bring a community together, that it’s about a lot more than vegetables and cows and endless hours- because through this daily act we begin to see ourselves in relation to all of these things. Continue reading
Praise be to Fedco Seeds of this epically badass farm superhero! In case you missed it, this is the cover of their 2017 seed catalogue. “Trowel and weeder in hand, Magic Molly roams the cosmos rooting out corporate tyranny and planting the seeds of freedom.”
The feminist farmers round these parts are pretty darn excited about these “I Look Like a Farmer” greeting cards. Inspired by photographs from the Female Farmer Project and designed by artist and author Anna Brones, processed from these cards go to support female farmers through Kiva and Women, Food and Agriculture Network.
This fabulous stationary is brought to you from the people behind Comestible Journal, a seasonal quarterly zine that describes itself as “Part food narrative, part food guide, part cookbook, this is a journal devoted to real food.”
You can learn more about the journal, peruse the online shop, and order the greetings cards here!
photo: Samuel Oslund
It’s that time of year.
The gifts are torn apart,the wrapping paper lays warm next to the dying tree, boots are on, and people are piling into cars, lining up at shops, trampling and fighting for deals, deals, deals!
We’re doing a little internal shopping. Check out the buy nothing catalogue, a list of things you already have and can appreciate free of cost.
the greenhorns blog team.