the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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remember the awesome audio.almanac

yeah, that was fun!
Greenhorns 2013 Farmers Almanac

Download these audio tracks for listening in the car or truck, and in the greenhouse. Consider recording lectures and songs for others for next year’s New Farmer’s Audio Almanac. Email them to Almanac@thegreenhorns.net. If you are still unfamiliar with the audio capacities of your smartphone, ask your smart 15 year old cousin to help you access Stitcher and Heritage Radio Network lectures on your smartphone. The Association for Cultural Equity has many recordings by Alan Lomax. Archive.org has thousands of tracks. Really, it’s worth your time to figure it out.


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the greenhorns is hiring! sales associate, boston, ma

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Help Wanted: Sales Associate for Maine Sail Freight
Maine Sail Freight has launched a pop-up shop at the Boston Public Market and we are looking for temporary part time workers to act as sales associates and public educator, possibly through December 2015.  This will be an exciting experience unlike any other. Would you like to be the voice of this project and help spread the word about our regional food economy?
Learn more about the project
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1-2 years of retail experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, clean, positive, great work ethic
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, ability to communicate ‘ on message’ the goals of the Maine Sail Freight project, for days on end, engaging the public in a discourse about the future of our more regional farm economy
  • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Flexible work schedule, including weekend and holiday availability.
  • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds
We have openings for both full-time and part-time help. Hours for the position will be determined by the hours of operation for the BPM and special events. Opening hours for the BPM are expected to be Wednesday-Sunday from 8am-8pm.  Peak business periods may require extended work days and work weeks.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward a resume, 2 references and a short cover letter to office@thegreenhorns.net with the subject line “BPM Sales Associate Application.”  Please make sure to outline your availability in your cover letter.  Preference will be given to applicants available to start work  immediately.

 

No calls, please.


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call for volunteers for neil young shows!

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Neil Young’s “The Monsanto Years” tour kicks off today! The Greenhorns are joining the tour and we are looking for representatives for each show. You will join an “Activist Village” of other environmental and agricultural groups spreading the movement all across the country!
Interested in volunteering? Email julia.fiore0@gmail.com

Please include your name, contact information, involvement in farming, and why you think you should be picked to represent the Greenhorns and get a FREE TICKET! 

We have tickets available for all the shows, but we really could use more people in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cincinnati, Ohio, Clarkston, Michigan, and Camden, New Jersey, and Great Woods, Massachusetts. See dates and details below.   

We also have tickets to auction to cover the cost of going on tour.

Check out the link here and spread the word!

Tour Dates and Locations

Sunday, July 5th, Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, WI- no volunteering, just tickets for auction

Wednesday, July 8th, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

Thursday, July 9th, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO

Saturday, July 11th, Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

Monday, July 13th, Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, July 14th, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

Thursday, July 16th, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ 

Friday, July 17th, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

Sunday, July 19th, Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

Tuesday, July 21st, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

Wednesday, July 22nd, Xfinity Center, Great Woods, MA


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hey greenhorns! we need your photography help

Looking for a Greenhorn near washington D.C. who’s good at taking photos. We need some photos taken ( that look nice) of the National Grange, of its facade, its entry, and hopefully also the wall hangings and ” grange paraphernalia”.

We’ve been taking pictures of  each of the small granges we visit, in order to make a display and we’d like to include the national building.

We’re also hoping that others of you who have an active Grange Hall in your town can let us know about whats going on there, and put us in touch with the point person. That way we can continue to organize the Grange Future tour, and oral history projects.

Here is a link to the oral histories we’ve already posted on the site .

Please email AUDREY BERMAN audreymberman@gmail.com.

Thank you!


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we need your skills!

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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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seeking greenhorn to table at small farms conference

Hello upper midwest/Michigander Greenhorns,

We are attending the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference on February 1st, which should be a blast! We need a steadfast Greenhorn to man the table for us. Full tabling kit mailed to you, and we will pay your conference fee.

 Email kristen.loria@thegreenhorns.net if willing and able.
schwag


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join the greenhorns team!

We’re looking for two people for key roles within the greenhorns universe! An Episode Editor/Line Producer for OUR LAND and an office manager/project manager for Greenhorns HQ.  Read on for full descriptions of each position, and for how to apply.IMG_2938

First up, Episode Editor/Line Producer for OUR LAND
This is a position for a talented editor to cut and line-produce 10, short episodes(5-12 minutes) for the series OUR LAND. These episodes have been shot in the past 2 years across 12 states by cinematographers Jordan Kinley and Ben Stechshulte. Our wonderful intern Meg Bantle spent the entire summer cutting selects and doing transcriptions for the 160 hours of footage. We have laid out the 12, multi-character episodes into spreadsheets. We have cut 4 teaser videos that you can watch on our website. The per-editing episode budget is $2,300 and requires you to come to Essex, New York.

Included in this job is all organic and local food and a big room to sleep in our large Adirondack lakeside headquarters, plus a barter of half a pig — a chest freezer full of home-grown Smithereen Farm organic Pork. We all eat from Essex Farm, a horse-powered CSA .We have a full editing suite with all the drives ready to go, and already backed up. We’ve learned that each episode takes a full week of intense work, roughly 80 hours. Ideally we talk and negotiate soon, let you look at the footage, and we start on either Jan 2nd or January 30th. Then we jump right into the work and go on for 6-10 week stretch. Continue reading


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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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seeking volunteer tabler posse

for this year’s Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Maine.  This is an important event for Greenhorns and we need a few dedicated volunteers to help represent us.

Volunteers will help us run the booth, answer questions about Greenhorns, network with other organizations and enjoy the one of the best organic farming gatherings in the country.

If you are interested, please email office@thegreenhorns.net and let us know which day(s) you would like to volunteer.  Your admission to the fair will be covered. Volunteers must make their own travel and sleeping arrangements.

Looking forward to hearing from a few of you who want to attend!


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seeking farm aid volunteers!

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We Greenhorns are hosting a booth again this year at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Tickets are sold out for the show already, but we’ve got slots 4 slots for “booth team-mates.”
 
Volunteers will help us run the booth, answer questions about Greenhorns, network with other organizations, eat ice-cream and other organic treats (including pasture raised pork chops with all the fixings) and then listen to the concert in the evening. It’s an all day affair — and it’s all volunteer. 

If you are interested:
Wearing clean, un-ripped clothes without brand-logos, get yourself to the venue (train accessible!) by noon, work the day with us 12-6pm. We’ll be driving back up the Adirondacks that night, so we can offer you a ride north, but not south, so please figure out your own travel plans IN ADVANCE.  Email office@thegreenhorns.net

Looking forward to hearing from a few of you who want to attend!


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young farmer mafia in BOULDER Colorado?

mobHI there young farmers.

Greenhorns team is crashing slow money conference to distribute information about our New Agrarian Trust.
more details soon, but in meantime looking for farmer-hosts, preferably in bike distance of downtown while we are in town.
Please email severine@thegreenhorns.net if you have leads.
WE can bring barter items!

 


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call for media

Attention young farmers of the future: Call for Photos, Videos + Sounds!
Attention young farmers of the future – we need your media savvy skills to help put together a resource for youth and aspiring young farmers! The Greenhorns in collaboration with the USDA, Cornell University and many others is crafting a publication to inspire youth to join the lofty ranks of the burgeoning small farm community. Continue reading


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american agricultural wiki catchup

Where are all the agricultural wiki-ists?

We need to update this woefully inadequate listing of American agricultural writers
Aldo Leopold
Thoreau
Emerson
Carson
holy smokes.
There is a job for a graduate student if I ever saw one. A wonderful way to learn history and contribute to public understanding