Environmental Youth in Action

Outside Jobs / Inside the community

About Us

Youth + Environment + Work + Community

Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy and other conservation organizations. Our Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Our volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing.

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Take a look at how we are getting involved around the community.

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Blog

For all news, events, and more about what Greenagers is up to in the community.
  • Job Announcement

    Greenagers is now hiring for a part-time (approx. 15hrs/wk beginning in late Feb.) teaching position for the after-school program, “Crafting the Landscape”.  This program focuses on teaching environmental literacy and stewardship to middle school students through hands-on projects and excursions as well as with the video game MineCraft.edu   read more

  • Greenbacks for Greenagers: Support Us Today

    Give your greenbucks to Greenagers. Support outdoor jobs for youth!

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  • How Ann Got Her Garden

    Meet Keith Garton and David Sheehan. They live in Egremont, and wanted to support the Greenagers organization. They already have a garden, so they weren’t interested in a Front Lawn Food Donor Garden of their own. read more

  • Greenagers Trail Crews are off and running!

    Three out of five Greenagers Trail Crews started work today: two Berkshire County crews and one Columbia County crew. The remaining two crews begin work a week from today. We are so excited for this year’s crews and the fun, challenging, and rewarding work ahead of them.

    We will continue to update this site with news on the crews’ whereabouts and work, so continue to check back in!

  • Donor Gardens for All in 2015!

    “Donor Garden” Program in 2015 Offers Year-Round Raised Bed Gardens and  Supports Installations for Income-eligible Families

    Greenagers is expanding its “Front Lawn Food” program for wider availability to families and businesses, in partnership with the Berkshire Community Action Council. “Donor Gardens” enable Greenagers and the Berkshire Community Action Council to partner in offering broader geographical and demographic availability of gardens for home-grown food. read more

  • Greenagers get griphoist training

    “It’s the size of a mini-bus, there’s no way we’re moving it” asserted Elia Del Molino, Trails Coordinator at Greenagers. “I’ll take that bet” countered Mike Leavitt, Trails and Outreach Coordinator from Berkshire Natural Rources Council (BNRC). The friendly bet, which Elia ultimately lost, was in reference to a 10-ton boulder—a sizable piece of gneiss that would be moved by one person wielding but one grip hoist. The situation was one of the many impressive and daunting challenges poised at last week’s Greenager Grip Hoist Training.

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  • Front Lawn Food 2015

    YouthNEW! Greenagers is beginning an exciting new partnership with the Revolution Garden Project in order to better address the complex issues of food insecurity through Front Lawn Foods. The project markets 4’x8’ raised vegetable beds that convert into a mini greenhouse to homeowners and businesses in Berkshire County. read more

  • Work with us this summer!

    Applications for Greenagers’ summer trail crews and farm apprenticeships are now available! Apply now to work with us this summer.

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  • Two Great Events

    Flying Deer Nature Center is hosting two great events this month and we urge you to check them out. Flying Deer Nature Center is a wilderness school and community dedicated to mentoring children, youth, adults and families in deep connection to nature, self, and others. Our experience of their work and events is that they are always fantastic! read more

  • Summer Jobs 2015!

    In the spring of 2015, Greenagers will begin accepting applications for our 2015 summer jobs on trail crews and in farm apprenticeships. read more

Upcoming events

february

No Events

march

1mar3:00 pm- 5:00 pmCrafting the Landscape - MVRMS - Tuesdays and Thursdays
7mar3:00 pm- 5:00 pmCrafting the Landscape - Mt. Everett - Mondays and Wednesdays

STAFF + BOARD MEMBERS

Our wonderful staff + board members who make Greeanagers possible.

partners

Greenagers partner organizations contract with us each year to build, clear and maintain recreational trails and parkland in the Southern Berkshires of Massachusetts and nearby Columbia County, New York.

Contact

Contact us for more information on our programming, questions about what we do, or maybe you just want to say hi.

GET IN TOUCH

33 Rossetter Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230, U.S.A.
(West side, facing train tracks)

P | (413) 644-9090
E | office@greenagers.org

Office Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 3pm.