Greenagers and Simon’s Rock seek a motivated, skilled, and enthusiastic farmer to manage two small educational farms and work with students in all aspects of running these agricultural ventures. This is a full-time, year-round position.
The manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee and maintain the farms/gardens at Bard College at Simon’s Rock (BCSR) and at April Hill, home to Greenagers. Additionally, the manager will supervise student interns during the growing season and coordinate the educational programs at BCSR and April Hill. The manager will work closely with staff and faculty to support and develop associated programming, and coordinate the supply of produce for the BCSR dining hall. Depending on the season, a significant portion of work will be dedicated to administrative work, including farm development, food policies, grant writing, and curriculum development. In addition to the farms, the manager will have the opportunity as time allows to engage with the operation of the BCSR apiary and maple sugar house programs as well as with various Greenagers educational and community based programs.
“This organization offered me my first job one decade ago via William Conklin. At the time, I complained beginning to end about the outdoors and the dirt and the work. Looking back, it was, thus far, the best time of my adult life, and also just the beginning of it. A great organization that does great things for the community. 10/10, your money will go to work!” – Robbie, 2010 Trail Crew Member
It’s Giving Tuesday and loyal Greenagers friend and supporter, Robin McGraw of Black Rock Foundation, has AGAIN pledged $5000 to match new donations! Check out the video below to hear from Robin and fellow Greenagers friends and supporters, the Monday Mountain Boys. Click on the button to help us reach our goal of $10,000 today! If you choose to mail in a check, please put “Giving Tuesday” in the memo line. Remember, your Giving Tuesday gift will be doubled by Robin and Black Rock Foundation. Help us continue to make a big difference in our community and beyond!
We hope you will join us this Giving Tuesday in our mission to connect local youth to the environment and our community in hands-on, meaningful ways through educational and employment opportunities that deepen and nurture their own lives while supporting the health and vitality of our community and the environment.
Save the Date: #Giving Tuesday is December 1st! We’re proud to be a part of this global celebration of giving. We are also honored to name the incredible Monday Mountain Boys as regular and generous supporters of environmental education and employment. Hear from their founder Bob Baum why he donates to Greenagers….
Working with Greenagers for almost 5 years has been educational, challenging, accomplishing, and adventurous. I have learned so much, from providing bed gardens for local families, creating bog bridges over wetlands, building about 80 stone steps on the Appalachian Trail, to building new safe trails and many other projects. Being a part of Greenagers has opened more opportunities for my interests and goals for working out doors. While meeting new people, making friends, learning, communicating, serving my community, and educating, I’ve enjoyed it all!
Our trail crew members have been hard at work throughout the summer’s heat and occasional rain. There is one more week in the regular season, but we’ll be running smaller crews for another post-season month or so. If you see Greenagers out there, please do stop and say hi. They would love to talk with you.
We are looking for a leader for new programming focused on introducing students to aspects of the building and landscape trades through hands-on projects, sites visits, and workshops with local contractors, and community based service. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in construction, landscaping, trail work, or related fields with leadership experience. We have a strong preference for experience in light construction or woodworking. A successful applicant will have a keen interest in working with youth and positive youth development, developing program objectives with administration, and an ability to work with the rest of the Greenagers staff as a team. Past experience working with youth is strongly preferred. Additional duties include general maintenance of buildings and grounds at April Hill. Good communication skills and facility with word processing and spreadsheet software are requited. Applicant must submit to a CORI background check and have a clean driving record. This is a full-time position.
Greenagers’ New Farm Manager is Bringing a Full-Scale Educational Farm to Life at April Hill
On the Greenagers wish list, after its 2019 purchase of the April Hill property as a home for youth education and conservation: A truly sustainable and educational working farm.
The expansive, fertile property was waiting for a plan and action to diversify its agricultural potential. But the farm project would require a skilled, experienced farmer, who is also an educator, who would also be an advocate for Greenagers and connect with the region’s teens and young adults.
Ultimately, I feel the land is guiding what has and will happen here.
As it turned out, the right person for the job was just over the hill, in Mt. Washington: Justin Torrico-Fawks brought a world of expertise to the job.