Severine Von Tscharner Fleming

Severine Von Tscharner Fleming
June 1, 2017 Christina Mullin

Part-time farmer, activist and founder of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization with the mission to recruit, promote and support the rising generation of new farmers in America. Based in upstate New York, the organization provides young farmers with resources to network, learn, and develop business plans.

While completing undergrad studies at UC Berkeley, Fleming became increasingly concerned by the corporate takeover of the food supply. “I realize that in order to solve problems of industrial farming, it takes more than commentary- it takes new bodies, new ideas, and personal commitment to smart people.”

In 2015, Fleming launched the Agrarian Trust, an advocacy and support organization that hopes to begin acquiring farmland soon via purchase or donation, to hold in trust for organic farming.

Fleming’s vision is a “new economy of jobs that are place-based and land based. When people are eating happily and healthily from within their region.”