Dear Essex Community, Severine here, Essex resident and director of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization working to produce media and cultural events for beginning farmers across the country.
Greenhorns is a five year old grassroots organization that works to support new farmers in America. Our work is unconventional and various, we focus on event organizing, in person-networking, mixers, celebrations and workshops as well as the production of traditional and new media: radio, documentary film, blog, a book of essays, guidebooks, web-based tools.
Our goal over the next generation is to retrofit the food system and to build a thriving agricultural economy, for healthy regions, healthy watersheds, and a healthy farm culture. We believe our movement can succeed with strong communication, solid business skills, sustainable farm practices and importantly, teamwork. (About Greenhorns)
Watch OUR LAND and Vote
I’m glad to share the news that one of our new films has made it to the finals of a fancy Sustainable Agriculture Film Festival; Michael Pollan and Alice Waters are judges! We are hoping you might be interested in watching our film about urban farming and reclaiming toxic soil– and then also hopefully CLICKING to VOTE for our film in the contest.
The film is called OUR LAND. You can watch it above or directly on Vimeo here: http://vimeo.com/user1950033. Please visit the Real Food Media film contest and vote! Find the contest here: www.realfoodmedia.org. You can also watch the other finalist videos there as well.
We would love to receive any feedback over email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you enjoy the film!
- Essex Area Farms Serve NYC through Vermont Sail Freight Project (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Farm Institute (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Severine von Tscharner Fleming’s Greenhorns (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)