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Find us at the Berkshire Grown Farmers’ Market Feb. 16

We’re really looking forward to being a part of the crew again at the next Berkshire Grown Winter Market on Saturday, February 16th. Aretha and Leslie, our Climate Action instructors, will be holding down the Greenagers fort there with some of our awesome Climate Action kids. Please drop by and say hi and find out what they’re up to!

Thank you!

Thank you to all the brave souls who came out to celebrate with us on a cold and blustery night! We loved seeing you all at The Barn and sharing our vision for the new April Hill Conservation and Education Center with you. We especially loved hearing your thoughts and suggestions and feedback! For those of you who couldn’t make it, please check out our video and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Summer 2018

Through the heat, humidity, thunderstorms, and lightning, local youth, ages 15-20, worked to rebuild stonewalls, cut and clear trails, and construct bog bridges on some of the premier cultural and conservation sites in Berkshire and Columbia County. It was not an easy summer to work in the out of doors, the heat index regularly climbed above 90 degrees and when it was cooler, torrential rains resulted in flood advisory warnings. Despite this, local teenagers got the opportunity to work on local properties, developing a sense of place, a sense of identity, and a better understanding of what makes their home unique.
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This Month at Greenagers – April 2018

new agriculture programs

We are very excited to announce two new Agriculture programs at Greenagers. In addition to our Agricultural Apprenticeships (now accepting applications!), we now offer these two programs for youth and young adults looking to dig deeper and get involved with local farming and gardening and conversing about food justice and our local food systems. Both programs are led by Jen Salinetti, Agriculture Program Coordinator at Greenagers and the co-owner of Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham, MA. Continue reading “This Month at Greenagers – April 2018”

New Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship!

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Greenagers is pleased to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior or young person under the age of 25 pursuing secondary education or work experience in the sustainable agriculture field. Special emphasis is placed on integrated practices and ecological farming. Continue reading “New Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship!”

Amazing Film Festival Coming to Great Barrington on March 10th

On Saturday March 10th from 9am-12:30pm Greenagers, the Great Barrington Land Conservancy, the Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire, and Wild and Scenic Westfield River will be bringing a FREE film festival to the Triplex in downtown Great Barrington. The festival is a celebration of all things river, in particular the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Continue reading “Amazing Film Festival Coming to Great Barrington on March 10th”