Severine von Tscharner Fleming
Severine von Tscharner Fleming is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Hudson Valley, NY. She produced and directed a documentary film about the young farmers who are reclaiming, restoring, retrofitting, and respecting this country. Titled "The Greenhorns," the film resulted in a small nonprofit organization of the same name that produces events and new media for and about the young farming community. The mission of Greenhorns is to recruit, promote, and support the growing tribe of new agrarians by means of a weekly radio show on Heritage Radio Network, a popular blog, a wiki-based resource guide for beginning farmers, a GIS-based mapping project, and dozens of mixers and educational events for young farmers all around the country. Greenhorns actively works to provide venues for networking, collaboration, and communication within a large and growing network.
Severine co-founded the Pomona Organic Farm, founded UC Berkeley's Society for Agriculture and Food Ecology, and is a proud co-founder of the National Young Farmers Coalition. She attended Pomona College and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Conservation/AgroEcology.