the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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future farmers going strong!

Here at the Greenhorns love art and we love farmıng and we love creative subversive people, and so you might imagine that we really love creative subversive art about farming. We’ve blogged about these guys a few times before, and we are delighted to remind you that they’re still creating great art all the time. The above image is from their beautiful 2014 Annual Harvest project in which empty fruit boxes were placed near an apple farm in the Flemish countryside and painted with text that emerged from conversations with a local farmer. Check out the wonderful photographs of the process and instillation here!

Futurefarmers describes itself as ”a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to the time and place surrounding us. Founded in 1995, the design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist in residence program and our research interests. We are artists, researchers, designers, architects, scientists and farmers with a common interest in creating frameworks for exchange that catalyze moments of ‘not knowing’.”

A casual stroll through their webpage is highly encouraged Saturday morning activity.


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our museums have a Koch problem

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In awesome and snarky new exhibit in Atlanta, artist collective Not an Alternative

  • recreates exhibits from New York’s Natural History Museum,
  • emphasizes green-washing in Americam museums, add much-missing context, and
  • points out that New York’s Natural History Museum is financially backed by “an oil billionaire and climate science denier who profits from the burning of fossil fuels, and funds (to the tun of tens of millions of dollars) climate science disinformation campaigns.”

You can read the article that they penned for The Guardian about the exhibit here.


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call for submissions to inverness almanac

The Inverness Almanac welcomes submissions — by June 1, 2015 — of:
essays, photographs, artwork, stories, poems, ecological observations, plant profiles, mushroom recipes, histories, graphs and maps, interesting rocks, animal encounters, accounts of bird migrations, planting timelines, remembrances of Arch Rock, rain dances, your tracks in the mud, your fallen leaves, your astronomies, astrologies, mythologies, the tale of your journey into the forest, into the underworld, into the bioluminescent bay on a ghost ship in the night, your lyrics, calendars, missed connections, adorations, and contemplations.
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Tell a story, tell a dream, tell a secret. Light, darkness, and everything in between, with a fall/winter theme for the Alamanac’s next issue.

Email submissions by June 1, 2015 to invernessalmanac@gmail.com.

Mail print submissions to PO Box 712, Inverness, CA 94937.


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tell better stories

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Submission Deadline for the latest issue of The Dark Mountain Project is May 30th. This issue’s theme is technology.

The Project describes itself as “committed to publishing original writing and art which touches on the themes of our work. We are not interested in whether you are famous or unknown. We are particularly interested in new writers. We are looking for innovative, challenging, brave writing and art, which responds to the challenge that Dark Mountain lays down – to find new stories, and new ways of telling them. However – before you submit anything for one of our books, please read the guidelines below, so you know what we do and what we’re looking for.

View submission guidelines here.


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creative arts + agriculture

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Last month in Greensboro, NC, Art-Force and the National Rural Assembly hosted Cross Currents, a convening of artists-artisans-designers, rural leaders and advocates, elected and agency representatives, CSAs and CDCs, food producers and distributors, policy researchers and scholars, entrepreneurs and small business owners for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration of how partnerships between the creative arts and agriculture can produce innovative strategies for economic redevelopment and well-being in rural and economically distressed communities.
Did you go? We would love a report on how it went, let us know at farmer@thegreenhorns.net!
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