almanacOur friends at the Greenhorns seek your agrarian essays, flowcharts, manifestos, cartoons, illustrations, policy briefs and sonnets for their 2015 New Farmer’s Almanac.

In case this last call is the first you’ve heard, here’s a bit of background:
The New Farmer’s Almanac is a radical continuation of a thousands-year old almanac tradition. Self-published by the Greenhorns, it is an anthology of contemporary writing and illustrations from farmers and food-eaters from around the world, presented alongside historical content from back through the centuries. It is a broad forum for conversation about the constellation of issues surrounding farming, food and community, and an effort to open our collective ears to voices from the past as we stride into the future. This year’s theme is agrarian technology. Engage!
 
They’ve rolled the 2014 almanac into 2015 to synch up their publishing schedule with the farming calendar, so if you’ve already submitted no further action is required.
Submit by February 15th to be considered for the 2015 edition.
 
They’re trying to keep text submissions under 900 words. Scanned images should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
 
List of chapters/themes is copied below. Send questions and submissions to almanac@thegreenhorns.net  
 

SOIL: What do we know about healing from roundup?

SERVITUDE: Political economies across time

OPPORTUNITY: The Commons; Entrepreneurship.

QUALITY OF LIFE: Duty. Joy.

URBANIZATION: Geo-constraints; Digital culture’s expectations; Ag-literacy; Rooftops, Brownfields.

LOGIC & CONTEXT:  Thinking in terms of the system.

STARTUP & STEADYSTATE: Cooperative dynamics.

TECHNOLOGY: Criticism & Evaluation; Increasing mechanical literacy among female farmers.

DEMOCRACY: Microcosms & Macrocosms.

SPIRIT & DOMINATION: Sir Francis Bacon, where’s the eggs?

INDIGENOUS: Pre-agricultural and agro-ecological kinds of knowing.  Are there any young shaman voices?

SHIFTING: Deliberate strategies for straddling and transitioning the systems we live inside of.

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