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announcing the release of the new farmer’s almanac, Volume III!

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It’s nearly here: the much-anticipated Greenhorns’ New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. III: Commons of Sky, Knowledge, Land, Water is due out imminently from our amazing distributor, Chelsea Green Publishing.

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The New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. III is a collection of articles written by new economists, working agrarians, poets, agri-philosophers, and activists, lovingly compiled by the Greenhorns. Our Almanac focuses on today’s most fascinating and relevant issues in evolving agricultural technology, food systems, agroecology, politics, and innovations in sustainability.

Volume III centers around the idea of the commons, the shared resources—land, water, heritage—that we  are all a part of, and features new and original content, including:

  • Expert essays, practical how-to articles, poetry, and opinion pieces on topics ranging from biochar to beekeeping
  • 70+ contributing authors from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • Pen-and-ink illustration, historical imagery and snippets

The Almanac transcends the boundaries of genre and will interest anyone who cares about conservation and ecology, food politics, poetry and literature, urban farming, sustainability and agriculture, or just simple holistic living. As a book that integrates traditional techniques and craftsmanship with new innovations and revolutionary politics, the New Farmer’s Almanac is a unique addition for anyone interested in the critical issues of today’s food system.

Please support the new agrarian movement by purchasing an Almanac for yourself or a friend, or by buying a case to resell at your organization, farm or shop.

Join us in celebrating the momentum of the new farming movement by supporting the pioneers, experts and true believers who have generously shared their knowledge in the New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. III!

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Greenhorns 2016 Impact Report

 

On this winter’s solstice, along with traditions of stoking the hearth and nestling fireside, we thought to drop a line on the past season.

In 2016 our Greenhorns network surpassed 62,000 – a community within reach of our media projects, news and inspiration. We are continuously working to broaden and diversify our network of new agrarians, to bring the voices, testimony and success stories of today’s new agrarians to ever more aspirants and students. Please take a moment to review our 2016 impact report for all the clever details.

Thanks to your support, we continue to grow stronger.

Happy Winter, The Greenhorns’ Team

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inverness almanac volume 3 – spring/summer 2016.

the inverness almanac is
a semi-annual print publication project;
a record and an artifact for posterity;
a collection of practical knowledge
and ruminations about our natural world;
an outlet for creative expression.
the inverness almanac is
a reflection of this confluence of place, time and community.
an expression of yearning for connection,
and for deep knowing of the interdependence of everything.
the inverness almanac is
in honor of our ancestors and
in service to the great mystery of here, now.
Go to the release party TODAY or buy online!
PARTY
Volume 3 Release Party
THIS SATURDAY March 12th
The Dance Palace in Point Reyes Station
 
The Range of Light Wilderness
Mariee Sioux
DJ Andy Cabic
 
((( DANCE PARTY / DANCE PALACE )))
 
There will be an open fire lamb roast.
There will be a stocked bar.
There will be tea service.
Come on up and bring all of your people with you.
$20 at the door.

 


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almanacs are here!

Our new Farmer’s Almanac has arrived!

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It should be in yours!
Please check out our Etsy store for purchasing options.

The weather is unpredictable.
Spring is early.
Spring is late.
Hope Springs eternal.
Get an Almanac silly billy!

It’s a fun-as-heck miscellany of scar-tissue, life-slalom, and agrarian technology.

Steve Sprinkel, a local farm luminary from Farmer and The Cook in Ojai, CA says:

“The new wave resurgence in organic farming (SHOULD) interest editors at The New York Times, The Des Moines Register, Conde Nast Traveler and John Deere Tractor’s The Furrow magazine.

They’ll all want a copy of the Greenhorn’s recently published 2015 New Farmer’s Almanac because this tidy journal reveals why so many kids are heading back to the land. The Almanac trumpets their successes and confesses their failures. Their hopes and plans, observations, dreams and art have been dug and washed, laid in glowing, handy rows that make for a reader’s simple harvest. Find out why our perfectly intelligent youth are drawn to harsh, poorly-compensated labor performed in inclement weather: they believe you deserve something good. Community is calling”.

It has a lot going for it, 344 pages in total, locally printed, lovingly laid out, and ready for you.

Buy a box of them and sell them!


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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.