Severine von Tscharner Fleming is the founder and director of Greenhorns, a national organization established in 2007 that promotes, supports and recruits young farmers.
The Greenhorns’ mission is “to retrofit the food system and to build a thriving agricultural economy, for healthy regions, healthy watersheds and a healthy farm culture.” She is one of the editors of the book “Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement.”
She is also the co-founder the National Young Farmers Coalition, co-founder and board secretary for Farm Hack, and the board president of Agrarian Trust. Von Tscharner Fleming, 34, lives near the town of Essex in northern New York near Lake Champlain, which is geologically the smallest of the Great Lakes. She graduated from the University of California—Berkeley in 2007 with a degree in conservation and agroecology. She one day hopes to own her own farm.