50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement


By Zoe Ida Bradbury

By Severine von Tscharner Fleming

By Paula Manalo

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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.


  • “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.”
    Kristin Kimball, author of The Dirty Life

On Sale
May 8, 2012
Page Count
256 pages

Zoe Ida Bradbury

Zoe Ida Bradbury

About 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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