Tuesday, February 14, 2012

the greenhorn revolution

The Greenhorns, a new book hitting shelves in April about the passion and promise of young farmers in America, is available for pre order through Battenkill Books. While I am just one small contributor to this collection of fifty essays compiled by Severine, Zoe, and Paula, I am happy to sign my essay and write you a message of encouragement if you like. Heck, I'll even throw in Gibson's greenpaw print if you ask for it.

I asked Connie if we could do even more than pre sell the book. We are talking about hosting a screening of the full length documentary the book is based on right here in Cambridge. Battenkill Books, Cold Antler Farm, and a third party organization will be cosponsors of the screening if it all falls into place, which it will, because Connie is amazing and this county is busting at the seams with people in their twenties and thirties aching to get their hands back in to soil.

For information on how to pre-order from Battenkill Books, and to hear about updates and events visit battenkillbooks.com, or click this link.

12 Comments:

OpenID outdoors1968 said...

Lol, don't rule out us folks in our 40's, either.................

February 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Maybe AARP should do a film about 'older' adults who've ran in the rat race then finally learned what's deeply important and gotten off the track and into the land. Their theme song could be "Old McDonald Had A Farm"

February 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Maybe AARP should do a film about 'older' adults who've ran in the rat race then finally learned what's deeply important and gotten off the track and into the land. Their theme song could be "Old McDonald Had A Farm"

February 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I want to see this movie!

February 14, 2012 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Here on the Downeast coast of Maine, there are a lot of AARP members who are leading the movement to grow your own food. Admittedly, some of the folks older than 66 are shocked to learn about CAFOs and GMOs but they are getting it and are at least super supporting the Farmers Markets. Those of us who are the first generation of Baby Boomers are used to protest so we're just digging in and doing it. With all of that said, it is so refreshing to hear the young people on the trailer talk about their reasons for returning to dirt.

February 14, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Firecracker Farm said...

@outdoors1968 and Jess - Face it, twenty-somethings just film better.

They will be 40 something someday - and hopefully still farming.

February 14, 2012 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

I wish I lived in the area- or an area that would support a screening of the film at all. I'd be there in a heartbeat!

February 14, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger pawsfurme said...

Can you do a screening tour?? I wanna see! MD to NY is a bit of a trek.

February 14, 2012 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

^It's better than OR to NY! ;) LOL.

February 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Does Batenkill books ship internationally?

February 15, 2012 at 12:55 AM  
OpenID alewyfe said...

Yes, definitely do a screening at Battenkill! We had one at work, and our local urban ag group just did another one at a local watering hole last weekend... good stuff, that! Can't wait to check out the book...

February 15, 2012 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger sara said...

I am giggling a bit about age here. My honey is in his early 40s and I'll be 40 in June :)

February 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM  

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