In Videos: Greenhorns, a New Documentary About Young Farmers
If you believe young people should make cheese not war, here's an upcoming documentary for you. Greenhorns spotlights the young cheesemakers, urban gardeners, and CSA (community supported agriculture) organizers who make up a wave of first-time farmers. This new farming generation doesn't have the scruffy peasant with a pitchfork look. They are spunky-scruffy, in their 20s or 30s, and choosing agriculture over more "normal" desk jobs.
Film producer Severine von Tscharner Fleming was featured in this weekend's New York Times Sunday magazine for her work on the documentary and ability to bring together fellow young things that double as stewards of the land. Watch the trailer, after the jump.