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.
Continue reading “Summer 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”
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!”
Greenagers Crew Leaders have experience working outdoors and leading groups; they are passionate about the environment and education; they are eager to learn new skills. Does this sound like you…?
Continue reading “Now Hiring: Summer Trail Crew Leaders”
Amazing Film Festival; Now hiring for summer jobs; reserve your front lawn food garden today! Continue reading “This Month at Greenagers – March 2018”
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”
Egremont Businesses Team Up with Greenagers
to Raise Funds for Community Gardens at French Park
Continue reading “Egremont Community Garden Party 9.15.17”
Job: Trail Crew Leader
Description: Greenagers seeks responsible supervisors for summer trail crews. Responsibilities include overseeing trail building and/or rehabilitation by teenage crews in a variety of out-of-door environments, driving vans to work site, educating teenagers on a variety of environmental issues, and reporting to Trails Coordinator.
Continue reading “Greenagers is now hiring trail crew leaders for the 2017 season.”
Join Our Sponsors!
If you would like your business or organization to be seen, promoted, and acknowledged during this year’s Farmer Olympics on Aug. 20th (and in the weeks leading up to this special event), we would love to include you among our event sponsors.
Continue reading “Farmer Olympics Sponsorship Opportunities”
“Go Pig or Go Home,” a day of farm-inspired contests, benefitS Greenagers
If you’ve never run a wheelbarrow race, herded a pig, competed in a gourd toss, stacked hay bales or taken the moo juice squeeze challenge, you have yet to truly appreciate the life of a farmer. Now’s your chance.
Continue reading “Greenagers, Shaker Village, Team Up for Farmer Olympics”