the irresistible fleet of bicycles

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sassafras stomp tour dates!


Remember Adam and Johanna, the sweet song birds of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME? Good. Just to keep you abreast of their happenings: you can catch Adam’s interview on the Greenhorns Radio here, order his CD here, and see him and Johanna live at the following shows!

Fri. Oct 21st.  Contradance in Brooklyn, NY
Sat.  Oct. 22nd.  CDNY Contradance.  Manhattan, NY.
Sun. Oct 23rd.  House Concert, Brooklyn, NY (email for more info)
The songbirds also report: “We’re heading out on a longer tour in late November, with shows in Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana.  More of these dates are contradances, though we’re hoping to add a number of concerts to the tour to promote the songs and stories on Walk These Fields.  For more information see: and to book them: song.bird

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farmer to farmer podcast: profile of liz graznak

Check out the first episode of Chris Blanchard’s new Farmer to Farmer podcast. In this episode he speaks with Liz Graznak about the challenges and rewards of running an organic vegetable farm in the heart of Missouri’s corn and soybean country. You will hear her story, as well as practical tips and ideas about farming. Listen in your car, listen in the field.

Listen HERE or download the episode for playback later HERE.

Find more episodes of the Farmer to Farmer podcast, along with practical links, HERE.

If you want to be on Chris’s show, we hope you reach out to him!

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greenhorns featured on michael olson’s radio show, mentioned on wisconsin public radio!

Lauren Markham, author of  The New Farmers, an article in Orion Magazine, recently spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio about the young farmer movement. Have a listen, she gives the Greenhorns a big ole’ shout-out and boost!

Greenhorns were also recently featured with Lauren Markham on Michael Olsen’s food chain radio show to discuss the future of farming. Click HERE to listen to the show (warning: Greenhorns were often cut off for commercial breaks, resulting in many incomplete thoughts.)



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200 episodes on greenhorns radio!

Greenhorns Radio is radio for young farmers, by young farmers. Hosted by acclaimed activist, farmer and film-maker Severine v T Fleming, Greenhorn Radio is a weekly phone interview with next generation farmers and ranchers, surveying the issues critical to their success. We hold no punches. Greenhorns is a six year old grassroots cultural organization with a mission to recruit, promote and support young farmers in America by producing media, events and stunts that connect and and inspire.

Click HERE to listen! New shows air Tuesdays at 4pm EST.

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let’s have more farmer radio, please!

This book, co-written by Ira Glass and Jessica Abel will tell you how.

Radio: An Illustrated Guide gives you an inside look at how This American Life is made. But even better, it’s a step-by-step primer on how to make a radio story. The book includes detail on where we find our stories, how to structure a story, how to do an interview, how to hold the microphone, how to edit sound, how to write a script…really everything you’d need to get started. It’s 32 black-and-white pages long, with appropriately fancy color covers, and was drawn by cartoonist Jessica Abel and written by Jessica and Ira Glass.

Don’t forget to listen to Greenhorn Radio every Thursday on the Heritage Radio Network.

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a back to the lander reflects.

Alex Smith, who recently interviewed Severine on his show Radio Ecoshock, shared these thoughts with us.  You can listen to that interview HERE

The Radio Ecoshock interview went very well.  It took me back to old times. When I went to the Algonquin Park area of Ontario (Canada), there were about 400 people, many of them artists and artisans, who had gone “back to the land”. I was part of 7 people who purchased 200 acres of run-down farm and bush for $11,000.  There was practically no employment in the area.  The growing season was short, and soil rich – but generating stones every Spring.  So many stones, that former farmers built stone walls around all of the cleared fields (about 40 acres) about three feet high, and just as wide.  I took out 40 tons of stone for the chimney in the center of our house, without making the slightest dint in the piles. Continue reading