• 22Jan

    Chewing on Food Justice: The Farm Bill & You!

    Following up on their popular summer series, Chewing on Food Justice, Pursue invites you to continue your learning with a discussion on the upcoming 2012 Farm Bill debates in New York City. If you have no idea what the Farm Bill is, fear not!

    On January 30th, they’ll be taking on the Farm Bill, answering questions and generating discussion about what it is, why it matters, how it affects your life and the communities you care about, and what you can do to help influence it. You’ll also hear about the Jewish community’s collective effort to present a united front for a just Farm Bill and learn how you can add your voice to the campaign (starting now).

    The event will feature American Jewish World Service’s very own Director of Advocacy, Timi Gerson. Timi is a force to be reckoned with and has a wealth of information to share about the upcoming Farm Bill. We’re thrilled that she’ll be joining us all the way from DC. So mark your calendars and be sure not to miss this wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the fiercest advocates on the hill.

    Date: Monday, January 30th
    Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Place: Sixth Street Community Center
    Address: 638 Sixth Street, between Avenues B & C
    RSVP: Register here
    For inspiration: Click here

    A light meal (free!) will be served – Kosher & Yosher (Tav HaYosher-certified). This is event is brought to you by Pursue and co-sponsored by our friends at AJWS Global Circle, Food & Water Watch, Hazon and Jewish Farm School.

  • 08Jan

    The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm in New York City Seeks: Garden Program Intern and Culinary Program Intern

    The Sylvia Center (TSC) aims to address issues in children’s health by increasing access to the experiences of growing food and transforming it into a healthy meal. They inspire young people to discover good nutrition through thoughtful, delicious experiences with healthful, seasonal fruits and vegetables, on the farm and in the kitchen.

    Theyare hiring 2 Educational Program Interns for the 2012 growing season, 1 Garden Program Intern and 1 Culinary Program Intern. These interns will work in collaboration with each other, with the Education Director at Katchkie Farm, and with additional TSC staff as needed. These internships are designed
    to provide individuals that currently have experience in the fields of gardening / farming and culinary work the opportunity to learn how to use their skills to teach: food literacy, self-efficacy in the kitchen, and the importance and nutritional value of eating seasonally and locally.  At the end of the internship, the interns will feel prepared to work in the fields of farm-based and culinary education for children.

    Each internship is a six-month position (May – October) and may be renewed for additional seasons.  The internship will take place at Katchkie Farm, a 60-
    acre organic vegetable farm located in Kinderhook, NY (just 30 minutes south of Albany). At this location TSC has its own Children’s Garden where
    participants plant, weed, and harvest the vegetables. In an open-air kitchen they prepare the vegetables they have harvested into a healthy meal they share
    at communal tables. Reporting to the Education Director at Katchkie Farm, both interns are responsible for assisting the Education Director with day-to-day
    operations of the educational farm and maintenance of the Children’s Garden including: leading and instructing children during our weekly educational
    programs, doing garden work, caring for farm animals, and working on administrative tasks.  Interns will also work with TSC staff to develop, prepare for, and conduct various off-farm educational programs, activities, and events including: farmers markets, weekend programs, and community outreach events.

    Interns will receive training in the pedagogy of teaching gardening, cooking, and natural science to children; in basic organic gardening; and in Sylvia Center teaching methods and culinary techniques. Additional learning opportunities may include visits to other farm-based education programs and food-focused operations, gardening workshops, working with local food-centered businesses, and readings in relevant topics.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION about The Sylvia Center and these paid internships, please contact Julie Cerny, Education Director and Garden Manager.
    Sylviacenter@katchkiefarm.com

  • 04Jan

    Project EATS a project of Active Citizen Project, is hiring for a New York City Urban Farm Manager Job

    Project EATS is currently hiring a New York City Farm Manager to farm, develop new farms and train apprentices in the art of small plot intensive urban agriculture.   Candidates are required to have experience in organic vegetable production and have the confidence to meet production minimums.

    Position begins in March. Salary mid-30,000.

    This farmer will work closely with farm apprentices and impart technical skills in order to build their confidence and competence in running urban market gardens. Project EATS is breaking ground on new farm land this Spring.  Project EATS farmers and the new Farm Manger will design and establish market gardens putting them into production and cover crop in Spring 2012.  Project EATS like most farming operations is fast paced and multi-dimensional.   It takes creativity and dedication to make a vacant lot produce vegetables and perennial crops, and it also takes an experienced agrarian to create the farming systems that will make this operation economically viable. If the challenge sounds like it is in your skill set we look forward to seeing your application.

    For position description and more information click “read more”. Read more »

  • 03Jan

    Red Rabbit seeks college students to serve as Gardening Education Interns for Red Rabbit Gardening Labs in New York City. The Gardening Education Intern positions provide work experience, course credit, and a farm share of fresh vegetables.

    Red Rabbit is a NYC-based healthy school meal provider to the NY metro area.  Their kid-tested and approved menu offerings, farm fresh and locally sourced food, interactive educational programs and easy to implement delivery system make it a favorite for schools, educators and parents looking for good nutritional and healthy food options for their students and children.  For more info please click read more and visit the website at: www.myredrabbit.com Read more »

  • 12Oct

    Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference: Growing Health, Wealth and Justice

    Oct. 14-16, 2011 at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NYC

    The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is an annual gathering to enhance the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community by empowering growers, eaters and activists.  The conference strengthens networks and inspires new ideas among people working across disciplines to address the food-related issues that contribute to inequities in health, wealth and justice in black communities.

    For more information and to register go to: http://urbancommunityfarm.org/BFUG_Conference/Welcome.html

  • 29Aug

    Greenhorns Farmer Bartering Event in New York City. Unsold Supper. September 3. Union Square, 6 – 8 PM

    Greenhorns are delighted to be partnering with OurGoods, a barter network for creative people. We heard about TRADE SCHOOL in the city and I taught a class there. Attendees could barter either a letter to the agricultural committee or agree to add their skill to our posse for Seed Circus. The people we met at the class have been our friends and collaborators ever since, working particularly on the BICYCLE powered seed circus TENT. Union seamstresses, wow seriously talented ladies who love fresh eggs.

    Here are some pictures from that event. Turns out many creative people want to barter with farmers.

    To reiterate. They want to trade you web design, graphic design, banners and backdrops for your market tent, and other skills your farm business needs: in exchange for flowers, produce, lard, off cuts, windfall plums for brandy, farmstays, volunteer opportunities or the prunings of your orchard. Incredible right?

    But how would you negotiate the terms and how to justify all the complexities of the deal-making? Do not fear, this is not an email transaction! It is a celebratory, community transaction accompanied by deliciously prepared food in a public pavilion.

    JUST SHOW UP in Union Square on September 3rd for a big free, UNSOLD SUPPER, a community barter area set up by Greenhorns and OurGoods to facilitate the particular barters between free individuals of talent. Make a CITY MISSION of it, country mice. Read more »

  • 25Aug

    New York City Department of Education School Food Garden-to-Cafe Internship – Position Description

    The Office of SchoolFood is seeking culinary interns for its Garden to Café Program. Garden to School Café is a program of NYC Department of Education, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and NYC Parks & Recreation, GrowNYC, and GreenThumb.  The program connects school gardens and school meals through lunchtime harvest events and educational activities.  The purpose is to increase students’ consumption of fresh vegetables and knowledge of healthful foods, farming and the local food system.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have professional culinary skills combined with the creative ability to handle fresh product in a variety of cafeteria settings. He/she must be self-motivated, highly organized, proactive, detailed oriented, creative and have good inter personal skills.

    Responsibilities: Assisting with SF Garden to Café harvest events at various NYC schools; Hands on preparation and cooking of fresh produce with SF Chefs and field staff; Assisting with food and: training demonstrations in schools; Interacting with students, teachers, and administration during harvest events.

    This is an outstanding opportunity for someone to use their culinary and nutrition skills to help students make healthier food choices. The internship is for October and November. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact: Whitney Reuling, SchoolFood Garden to Café Program, 44-36 Vernon Boulevard, 4th Floor, LIC, New York 11101, wreuling@schools.nyc.govPhone: 718-707-4329. Visit our website @ www.opt-osfns.org/osfns

  • 02Feb

    •Permaculture Design and Edible Forest Gardens; Wood Coppice Forestry and Keyline; Bioremediation and Intentional Waster Water Treatment; Land Trust Strategies and Conservation Easements; Green Roof Design

    FEBRUARY 5TH – 10am-5pm $60: Mark Krawczyk is taking time out of his busy schedule of writing a book with Dave Jacke titled “Coppice Agroforestry”  to come and share his incredible knowledge with us. Topics covered will be history of Euro & U.S. wood use, woodlot mgmt. techniques, keyline, natural building. Check out their Kickstarter Campaign to learn more about the book!

    MARCH 26TH - 10am-5pm $60: Bill Young is a recognized leader in the environmental field with more than 25 years experience and will talk to us about the capping of fresh kills landfill, bioremediation, intentional waste water treatment and much more. See more about Bill HERE.

    APRIL 2ND – 10am-5pm $60: David Harper is a conservation professional who works with communities, land owners and governments to secure access to land for food, fuel and fiber use.
    he will be talking to us about local food and access to the land, global food security, land trusts & farms, U.S.. land patterns, leverage points and opportunities. a thought provoking and important area of study for all of you who are unfamiliar!

    APRIL 9TH – 1pm-5pm $30: Dwaine Lee is a field manager for Sustainable South Bronx and graduate of Andrew Faust’s PDC course. Dwaine will be talking to the class about green roof implementation, design and installation as well as rain gardens, wildlife habitat corridors and the ecological restoration of urban forests.

    For more information or to register email dreikycaprice@gmail.com; And Please check out http://www.souldish.com/

  • 13Dec

    Title: Greenhouse Construction Assistant & Technician, New York Sun Works

    Location: New York City

    The Organization

    New York Sun Works promotes Urban Sustainability through Science + Education. NY Sun Works is currently constructed two greenhouse classrooms in NYC-one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn. The greenhouse classroom is comprised of an entire hydroponic farm based on the model farm NY Sun Works constructed in the Science Barge.

    The Role

    NY Sun Works is seeking to hire a an assistant to the Director of Ecological Design and engineering staff to support the construction and development of two greenhouse classroom projects in NYC. Construction duties will involve but are not limited to basic carpentry, plumbing, metal and plastic work regarding greenhouse structures, hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems. Read more »

  • 08Nov

    Position: Greenmarket Office Manager, GrowNYC, formerly Council on the Environment of NYC

    Location: New York City

    Compensation: Salary Range: $37,500- $41,500 plus benefits

    Email:  jobs@greenmarket.grownyc.org

    Greenmarket Organization Information

    Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC, formerly Council on the Environment of NYC (http://www.grownyc.org).  Greenmarket’s mission is to promote regional agriculture and ensure a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products to New Yorkers. Read more »

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