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, natural resource management, and vocational skills building. In the Berkshires, Northwest Connecticut, and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for local, regional, and national conservation organizations. Our Farm and Food Justice Team stewards April Hill Farm and works with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. They also install front-yard gardens for area families, glean produce for local food service agencies, and promote food justice through community work and advocacy.
Featuring an historic house dating to 1744 and barns dating to the mid-19th century, April Hill Education and Conservation Center serves as the headquarters for Greenagers as well as a resource for community gatherings and education. April Hill Farm is the primary stewardship enterprise on the nearly 100 acres comprising the property. Conserved in perpetuity, April Hill has nature trails, vegetable gardens, orchards, pastures and hayfields, and abuts the Appalachian Trail–linking it to the Berkshire-Taconic range and beyond.
Greenagers participants learn the value of teamwork, collaboration, initiative and solid work ethics. They learn about community partnerships through collaborations with area nonprofits, businesses and organizations that both hire Greenagers and partner with Greenagers’ broader mission of youth and community engagement. We embrace the values of service and stewardship, and we support social and environmental progress in all of our work.
Greenagers provides employment and volunteer opportunities for teens and young adults in the fields of conservation, sustainable farming, and environmental leadership.
Through vocational-environmental programs and community engagement, Greenagers prepares youth for success in their education and work.
Greenagers was formed in 2007 as a program of The Center for Peace through Culture. On January 1, 2013, Greenagers incorporated as its own organization: Greenagers, Inc. and is now a 501 (c)(3) organization.
Our work is funded through contracts with conservation clients, grants, and contributions from individuals and businesses.
Greenagers is a Berkshire United Way Funded Partner.