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The Greenhorns

Runtime: 50m 5s | Release date: 2010

Monoculture, monopoly, cheap food and poor diets - these are the consequences of an agricultural system gone awry, driven by policy and corporate control. Here we are, unhealthy.

Reorienting our food system is a project worth tackling, and these young farmers have chosen to become a part of the solution, addressing the crisis they see by learning the skills needed, and starting the kinds of businesses that, one by one, can replace complicated, entrenched systems.

Today's young farmers are dynamic entrepreneurs, stewards of place. They are involved in local politics, partnering with others, inventing new social institutions, working with mentors, starting their careers as apprentices, borrowing money from the bank, putting in long hours, taking risks, innovating, and experimenting. Farming with horses, with hacked tractors, with forgotten urban lots and Appalachian coal country. These young farmers have vision: a prosperous, satisfying, sustainable food system. It is ambitious, it will take work, but it won't be boring.

Featuring:
Severine von Tscharner Fleming

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Courtney Dunn | 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I really enjoyed this documentary and although I am unlikely to be able to farm myself, I will lovingly tend to my vege patch and support my local farms!
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Ivory David | FMTV | 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Wonderful to hear that Courtney, I'm glad we are on the same path ~ Ivory :)
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Jackie Roberts | 1 year, 7 months ago
Well done and inspiring documentary. I grew up in a rural area where people helped each other. Farmers have my greatest respect! Wishing these farmers the very best.
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Jackie Roberts | 1 year, 7 months ago | Edited 1 year, 7 months ago
Well done and inspiring documentary. I grew up in a rural area where people helped each other. Farmers have my greatest respect! Wishing these farmers the very best.
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Jackie Roberts | 1 year, 7 months ago
Well done and inspiring documentary. I grew up in a rural area where people helped each other. Farmers have my greatest respect! Wishing these farmers the very best.
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Beky Crisler | 1 year, 10 months ago
This is amazing and inspiring and I hope to be more like these young people
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Colleen Belliveau | 2 years ago
very inspiring and uplifting!
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April Himmelright | 2 years, 6 months ago
Very inspiring and I have to say I had no idea there were so many young people interested in working this hard for something so worthwhile - God Bless you all for all you are doing to bring this country back to its roots!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 2 years, 6 months ago
Thank you for this feedback, April! Glad to know this has inspired you :) ~ Pauline
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Zemerene Hosear | 3 years, 6 months ago
Love it love it love it.
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Team member | FMTV | 3 years, 6 months ago
Love it too! :) Thank you for watching! ~ Ivory :)
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