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Co-opers meet young farmers at screening of The Greenhorns

Thanks to all the amazing people who showed up last Thursday, we had a wonderful showing of The Greenhorns, a documentary about young farmers, at Cloyne. About sixty  students and co-opers came to watch the movie at Cloyne's 1st Annual Community Potluck and Movie Night. After the film, Amy Courtney from Freewheelin' Farm in Santa Cruz, Aaron Dillon from Four WInds Farm in Fremont, Antonio Roman-Acala from Alemany Farm in San Francisco, and Ryan Casey from Blue House Farm in Pescadero were on hand for an hour-long panel discussion.
The panel talked about problems young farmers face when starting out and how popular apprenticeships have become popular over the past few years. Some of the farmers admitted that their acceptance rate was around 2% since they often received over 100 applications for just 1 or 2 spots. There was plenty of food and the farmers on the panel brought fresh produce for the audience to taste and take home.  BSC Alumni Anders Olson also gave out shirts to promote his new farm, Flying Shovels Farm. If you eat Co-op produce you've probably had some food he's grown, which includes figs and vegetables.

- Ryan Silsbee and Alfred Twu