This Month at Greenagers – March 2018

Amazing Film Festival; Now hiring for summer jobs; reserve your front lawn food garden today!

Join us this saturday…

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.
The films are inspiring celebrations of environmental leaders, concepts, and design. Check out the film festival’s teaser trailer below.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Now Hiring
for the 2018 Season

Summer Trail Crew Members & Leaders; Farm Apprentices;
Climate Action Summer Program Instructor

2018 Summer Trail Crews: Appalachian Trail Crew, Columbia Land Conservancy Crews (NY State), and Community Crews (Berkshire County). With a Pittsfield Crew added to the Community Crews, we now have 6 crews! That’s jobs for 48 youth and 6 crew leaders. Applications are due Friday, May 18th. For more information, check out our website or contact Elia Del Molino, Trails Coordinator. You can also simply apply online. If you are interested in a Crew Leader position, please contact Elia for position description and requirements.

2018 Farm Apprentices: Farm Apprentices are matched with area farms for hourly or stipended positions, or for intensive educational internships. Farm Apprentices participate in our Young Farmer Education Series, a weekly seminar on a farm and food topic, as well as tours of local farms. Led by Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm.Stay tuned: online applications will be available soon; please check our website. For further information, contact Jen Salinetti, Program Coordinator.

Climate Action Summer Program Instructor – to assist with leading environmental education and land stewardship summer program for middle school students. Please contact Will Conklin, Executive Director, for further information and position requirements.

It Might Be Snowing, But We’re Getting ready for Spring..

Front Lawn Food Gardens – Order Yours Today!

The Front Lawn Food program, in collaboration with Berkshire Community Action Council, encourages local families to grow their own organic veggies. Garden beds are constructed and installed by Greenagers staff and youth, with summertime advice and periodic garden check-ins available to garden owners. Included in the purchase price of a garden, is the donation of a garden to a local family in need. 

Each garden is composed of one 4’x8′ raised bed, built from locally-sourced wood and filled with an organic soil/compost mix. Garden beds are planted with organic seeds and starts of your choice. Each bed converts into a winter greenhouse for year-round growing. The total cost of the two beds (one to be donated), fully installed and planted out, is $600. Half of this price is considered a tax-deductible donation. For more information, or to inquire about guidelines for receiving a free garden, please contact Aretha Whitehead, FLF Program Coordinator.

Order Your Garden Online Here