This summer, Greenagers is hosting a summer day camp for SBRSD middle school students. This program will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9am-3pm starting July 5th and ending August 4th. Through this program, we hope to introduce participants to the trails, farms, and conservation lands of the Southern Berkshires. Activities will include hikes, canoeing, farm visits, and service projects with our community partners.
Yard to Table: Greenagers’ Front Lawn Food program seeks donors to support family gardens — and to receive a Donor Garden of their own
Greenagers is transforming the farm-to-table movement to something even better: “Yard-to-Table” food for all — and it’s time to sign up for the 2016 planting season!
For the second year, Greenagers’ is expanding its “Front Lawn Food” program for wider availability to families and businesses, in South County and in the Pittsfield area, in partnership with the Berkshire Community Action Council.
In addition to constructing and planting gardens for income-qualified families with young children, Greenagers “Donor Gardens” — now in its second year — enable Greenagers and BCAC to offering broader access to geographical and demographic availability of gardens for home-grown food. Continue reading “Front Yard Food Gardens for All in 2016”
Greenagers seeks motivated individual(s) to join our after-school education team. Good candidates should have knowledge of and enthusiasm for some or all of the following: Berkshire environmental wonders; sustainable agriculture; land conservation; community service; and inspiring young people.
We’re so proud.
Will Conklin, Greenagers’ executive director, has been named a 40 Under Forty winner in the annual awards program sponsored by Berkshire Community College, and will be honored with others at a celebration March 24 at Berkshire Hills Country Club. Continue reading “Will Conklin, Greenagers Leader, is 40 Under Forty Winner”
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 Continue reading “Job Announcement”
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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!
“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.
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. Continue reading “Front Lawn Food 2015”
Applications for Greenagers’ summer trail crews and farm apprenticeships are now available! Apply now to work with us this summer.
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! Continue reading “Two Great Events”