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Severine von Tscharner Fleming to Keynote at PIELC 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – (March 4, 2015) – Severine von Tscharner Fleming will give a keynote presentation at Changing Currents: the 33rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, held at the University of Oregon.

Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder and director of The Greenhorns, a grassroots cultural organization with the mission to promote, recruit and support a growing movement of young farmers and ranchers in America. She is also a board member of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, which sponsors The Agrarian Trust, a new initiative working to build a national network, tools, templates, and pilot projects to support new farmers with land access and opportunity. Severine is founder and organizer of Farmhack, an open-source community for farm innovation, which helps farmers connect, design, and sell appropriate, adaptable tools for sustainable farm systems. She is editor-in-chief of The 2013 New Farmers Almanac.

Severine attended Pomona College and University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated in 2008 with a B.S. in Conservation/AgroEcology. She co- founded the Pomona Organic Farm, UC Berkeley’s Society for Agriculture and Food Ecology, and the National Young Farmers Coalition.

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Severine also produces organic pork, rabbit, goose, duck, herbs, and teas, at Smithereen Farm in Essex, NY.

Changing Currents: the 33rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference will take place March 5-8, 2015, at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon. More information can be found at

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