Are you ready for the first Essex on Lake Champlain Blog Giveaway? We are, and we hope you are or will be soon! Before we tell you how to enter, take a look at the fabulous prize you could win: Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement.
How did this giveaway idea come about? Well, this prize, or rather how we received Greenhorns in the first place, inspired us!
Actually, I think [Severine von Tscharner Fleming won me over] when I headed out the door and she called me back, handed me a miniature orange and a miniature lemon that she had received from a friend. A gift regifted. Not only were the citrus too picture perfect to munch without a quick picture, but the idea of a gift regifted perfectly captured Severine’s energy and spirit.
Keep it moving. Pay it forward. Accept abundance. Share abundance. And laugh all along the way.
Severine had also handed me a copy of Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement, a book she coedited with Zoe Ida Bradbury and Paula Manalo. “I’ll give it away on the Essex blog,” I said, caught off guard with her generosity. “Read it,” she fired back, grinning ear to ear. “Right,” I thought to myself as I walked back to the car. I’ll read Greenhorns and then regift it to an Essex blog reader. Gift regift. Keep it moving. Pay it forward. Accept abundance. Share abundance… (Severine von Tscharner Fleming’s Greenhorns)
We told you to stay tuned for your chance to receive our copy of Greenhorns, and now the time to pass it on has come! So how do you qualify to win?
How to Win the Greenhorns Giveaway
It’s simple to win our gift regifted. On Friday, April 26, 2013, we will randomly draw a name from the list of our newsletter subscribers. If you’re already subscribed to either the Essex Daily or Essex Weekly newsletter you’re all set! Though if you want to increase your chances of winning the Greenhorns book, encourage your friends to subscribe and if one of them wins ask them to lend you the book once they’ve read it!
If you aren’t already a subscriber, then visit any page on on the Essex on Lake Champlain community blog and look at the top right of your screen. See the box where you can enter your email address? Just type your primary email and check the boxes for the daily and/or weekly newsletters. Hit subscribe, and you’re subscribed AND eligible to win Greenhorns.
You can also subscribe directly from our Facebook page. Under the cover image click the envelope that says “Essex Newsletter”. Enter your information, and now you’re subscribed!
To be eligible for the Greenhorns giveaway please subscribe by Friday, April 26, 2013. That evening we will randomly choose one subscriber and email him or her the good news!
More about Greenhorns
Greenhorns is a collection of personal essays from the front lines of the back-to-farming movement sweeping the country. Handsome book. Great essays. But the real clincher? It’s a flip book. Allow the pages to flip through your thumb and fingers while watching the bottom corner of the page and enjoy a seed-to-seedling animation. A small bean seed sprouts, germinates, and becomes a young bean plant.
Here’s a short and spot on review of Greenhorns.
Essays on the spirituality and physicality of farming; the skill-building and life lessons accompanying the increased connection to the earth; and improved self-sufficiency define the Greenhorn movement. Fleming, founder and director of this group promoting young farmers, joins other Greenhorns and biodynamic farm enthusiasts in gathering writings on farming as an expression of patriotism and hope, addressing local food surety and self-reliance advocates, and farmers new and established, all connected in a reconstitution of a local, resilient, and delicious food system. Financing, tools, and community are major categories. Draft-powered farmer Alyssa Jumars writes that she’s never felt so alive as behind the great ass of a draft horse, and Jon Piana praises community effort turning a weeks-long harvest into an hour’s labor. Charming line drawings reinforce the anthology’s texts, supplemented by a far-ranging list of resources. Readers will also be interested in the documentary film The Greenhorns. ~ Whitney Scott (Booklist)
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- The Greenhorns: Do Something Reel Film Festival (wholefoodsmarket.com)
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