The Greenhorns are a small radical group of young farmer activists. I first met the organizer of this group Severine v T Fleming at Slow Food's Terra Madre in Torino Italy a few years ago.
Here is what the Greenhorns are about from Severine herself, the greenhorn in chief:
"We produce events for young farmers and farm aspirants because we wish to support the boldness, the bravery of choosing agriculture as a career. We think that young farmers are particularly potent protagonists in the project of restoring our country-- they are powerful, but also vulnerable. Farming is hard, inadequately paid work. There are big risks, it is low status, it is a marginalizing activity. These educational and celebrational events are our way of coming together and feeling our force."