Greenhorns Gone Wild
The Greenhorns are a small nonprofit based in the Hudson Valley of New York geared towards supporting the youth-driven farming revolution that is sweeping our nation. They have made a documentary film about the phenomenon and are hoping to have it ready for the Sundance Film Festival application deadline. You can watch the trailer here.
To promote a new community space, they are hosting an event entitled "Goat Spit" that will feature urban gardening workshops, a live performance by Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a bike powered sound system, and much more. The event is also a fundraiser for the film. Below is a portion of the offical press release.
Hosted by the Greenhorns, a benefit
Saturday, June 20
2 – 10pm
$50 sliding scale
513 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
The Greenhorns Block Party is a community gathering and fundraising event for the Greenhorns. This grass-roots nonprofit hosts young farmer mixers, pirate seed swaps, barn dances and crop mobs on a regular basis-- all over the country. This one is particularly special.
On June 20, 2pm-10pm featuring:
+ The revival of 513 Henry Street’s antique Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY
+ a bike powered goat rotisserie, sandwiches, salads, beer, coffee
+ bike powered sound system.
+ live performance by MAYORAL CANDIDATE Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir.
+ surprise cameos
+ presentations and workshop by young urban and rooftop farmers.
+ live animal demonstrations and tabling
On the eve of the solstice we'll spill out onto the sidewalk with haybales and tables, a community-scale potluck for progressive businesses and individuals to weave crowns of bittersweet with red thread, sew up a grocery bag, hob knob with advocacy groups, watch some films, buy some merchandise + plants + seeds, eat a sloppy sandwich, drink a coffee. Severine von Tscharner Fleming, acclaimed activist and director of the
Greenhorns, describes the event as “an easy, swing thru, summertime throwdown. With a surprising procession of cameo appearances, lovely collaborators and Awesome farm mayonnaise”
Participate. Celebrate. Donate!
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