A documentary film by, for and about young farmers in America.
Re-orienting 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, 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.
See the film. Meet a farmer. Discuss.
The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost three years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, they can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.
After the film, the library invites the Yampa Valley's young aspiring farmers and ranchers to join a casual community conversation to talk about the possibilities, opportunities and pitfalls for upstart farming and ranching in Northwest Colorado.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 50 min.
More than books...Bud Werner Memorial Library is home to the Bud Werner Seed Library.
Library card holders now have free access to hundreds of varieties of vegetable and flower seeds. Community members can check out seeds just like they check books, music and DVDs. Here's how it works: Browse the Bud Werner Seed Library collection, check out the seeds you like, and take them home. Grow them. Save some of the seeds when you harvest. Then “return” seeds back to the library at the end of the season.