Farming the Next Generation

Date: 
Wed, 03/18/2015
The Greenhorns
 
6.30pm, Britons Protection, Manchester City Centre. £3.00 incl. hot soup and fresh bread from Unicorn Grocery. Please book in advance!
 
Join us as we welcome the director of acclaimed documentary The Greenhorns to explore America’s new farmers’ movement and what we can learn from it. 
 
Armed with a camcorder, farmer-filmmaker-activist Severine von Tscharner Fleming spent two years crisscrossing America, meeting and mobilizing a network of revolutionary young farmers resettling the land. 'The Greenhorns' is an ode to their grit and entrepreneurial spirit, an exploration of sustainable agriculture, and an enticement to reclaim our soil. From the film emerged a grassroots non-profit organization, working to recruit, promote and support a new generation of young farmers. 
 
“The news is in from urban, suburban and rural districts alike: America needs more young farmers and more young farmers want a piece of America. It will take millions of rough and ready protagonists of place to care for our ecosystems and serve our country healthy food in the years to come. The Greenhorns enable this critical meeting of minds, bodies, and land by helping young and aspiring farmers to navigate career paths, build skills, and connect with each other”.
 
Join us as Severine presents excerpts from her acclaimed documentary, exploring the lives of America’s young farming community. 
 
Be inspired by tales of the new agrarians, taking up farming in direct resistance to the corporate monoculture engulfing rural America. 
 
Hear about the open source technology for small-scale farming being shared by the Greenhorns’ onlineFarmHack community.
 
And find out more about the Kindling Trust’s own initiatives to create a new, revolutionary farming generation right here in the North West of England.  
 
Doors open 6.30pm for hot soup and fresh bread from Unicorn Grocery. Formal kick-off 7pm. Finish 9pm followed by drinks in the bar. Please book in advance as places are limited, tickets on sale here.
 

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