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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Special Events Archive

The Greenhorns

THE GREENHORNS Cambridge Premiere!

Director in Person!

Presented by The Charles River Conservancy

Buy Tickets Tickets $5 | No Passes

All proceeds from this event will support the projects and outreach programs of the Greenhorns nonprofit organization. Find out more at thegreenhorns.net.

(2010) dir Severine von Tscharner Fleming [50 mins]

“The Greenhorns” documents the decisive reemergence on our national landscape of a key cultural and economic force, the young American farmer. These new men and women in agriculture operate and thrive despite a longstanding trend of farmer attrition and aging, and the continued rapid loss of farmland to development. The average age of a farmer in America is 57, and in New York State a farm is lost to real estate development every 3.5 days.

“The Greenhorns” shows how a new generation of young agrarians who farm with their brains as well as their bodies exert a promising and necessary impact against these crises. These greenhorns are working to reverse negative trends in favor of healthy food, local and regional foodsheds, and the revitalization of rural economies, one farm at a time. Official mandates calling for the increase and successful resettlement of young farmers stir hope while farmland remains abundant, if difficult to access for most new entrants. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s recent call for 100,000 new farmers is an encouraging sign. Now we need policies to back up that goal. With over 400 million acres of farmland poised to change hands over the next twenty years, the time for action is NOW. The 2012 Farm Bill package of legislation is already in the pipeline. The Greenhorns film sets this context, shows the issues, and introduces the viewer to a savvy, purposeful posse of young farmers getting into the business of fixing America. One farmer at a time.

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