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Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement
     

Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement

by Zoe Ida Bradbury
 

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The Greenhorns are a community of more than 5,000 young farmers and activists committed to producing and advocating for food grown with vision and respect for the earth. This book, edited by three of the group’s leading members, comprises 50 original essays by new farmers who write about their experiences in the field from a wide range of angles, both practical

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The Greenhorns are a community of more than 5,000 young farmers and activists committed to producing and advocating for food grown with vision and respect for the earth. This book, edited by three of the group’s leading members, comprises 50 original essays by new farmers who write about their experiences in the field from a wide range of angles, both practical and inspirational. Funny and sad, serious and light-hearted, these essays touch on everything from financing and machinery to family, community building, and social change.

Editorial Reviews

author of The Dirty Life Kristin Kimball
“bursting with determination and optimism. These essays by beginning farmers are chatty, colorful reports that made me laugh and left me in awe of all the hard work that goes into growing our food. The farmers revel in simple pleasures and big challenges.”

The Boston Globe
“bursting with determination and optimism. These essays by beginning farmers are chatty, colorful reports that made me laugh and left me in awe of all the hard work that goes into growing our food. The farmers revel in simple pleasures and big challenges.”

Urban Farm
“The stories are real, and the voices are honest … sometimes brutally so. Yet, despite this, or maybe because of this, I found myself inspired.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603428088
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
676,559
File size:
4 MB

What People are Saying About This

author of The Dirty Life Kristin Kimball
"One of the most optimistic stories in America.The Greenhorns have put together a collection as satisfying as the food these farmers are producing."

Sandor Ellix Katz
“Hooray for the Greenhorns! Networking young farmers from coast to coast, they have become a formidable force in our new agricultural revival, spreading resources, sharing skills, documenting the experiences of young farmers, and advocating for change in our agricultural system. This volume is an engaging and highly readable collection of diverse essays by eloquent young farmers, reflecting upon their experiences and issues they have faced. These essays offer serious food for thought, especially for anyone considering taking up the hoe—no matter whether young or old.”

author One Big Table: A Portrait of American C Molly O'Neill
"If we are very lucky, The Greenhorns will have their way and give America back its family farms."

Molly O'Neill
"If we are very lucky, The Greenhorns will have their way and give America back its family farms.

Meet the Author

Zoë Ida Bradbury runs a farm in Oregon with her mother and sister, using a team of draft horses to cultivate more than 100 crops for local restaurants, food banks, and a community-supported agriculture program. She is a Food & Society Policy Fellow and has written extensively about agricultural issues for magazines and newspapers. She is an editor of Greenhorns.


Severine von Tscharner Fleming farms in New York's Hudson Valley. She is founder and director of Greenhorns, an organization that works nationally to promote, support, and recruit young farmers. Severine cofounded the National Young Farmers' Coalition and directed the documentary film The Greenhorns.


Paula Manalo comanages Mendocino Organics, a biodynamic farm in northern California. She is a founding member of Greenhorns, an organization that works nationally to promote, support, and recruit young farmers, and she is on the board of directors of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association.

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