Jobs

Part-time Garden Educators
Part time garden educator for a kids’ urban summer camp. The  program  is in the Midwood/ Gravesend area of Brooklyn; the job is working 1-2 days with kids and some adult work . Call Linda at 718-954-3154.

Healthy Exchange Project Manager Position (F/T)
GrowNYC’s Healthy Exchange Project provides the framework for making healthy,
regional food accessible to all New Yorkers by overseeing GrowNYC’s work to
promote and accept SNAP/EBT. Health Bucks, the  Farmers Market Nutrition
Program (FMNP) Checks, WIC Vegetable and Fruit Checks, and Greenmarket  Bucks.
Healthy Exchange enables GrowNYC’s goal to provide all New Yorkers with access
to fresh, local, nutritious food. The Healthy Exchange Project Manager reports
directly to the Greenmarket Assistant Director and oversees all operations
related to nutrition benefits and food access at farmers markets, with
particular attention to SNAP.
Responsibilities include:
• Oversee the logistics, promotion and acceptance of all market
currencies including EBT tokens, Debit/Credit tokens, Health Bucks, FMNP, WIC
CVV, Greenmarket Bucks, etc.
• Develop protocols, policies, and procedures to guide program
operations at market
• Partner with city government and community-based organizations to
implement and manage special programs to enhance food access at Greenmarkets
• Conduct project evaluation, including compiling reports and project
statistics
• Manage grant reporting and invoicing for Healthy Exchange projects
• Directly supervise Healthy Exchange Project Coordinator and oversee
market managers in their implementation of Healthy Exchange at markets
• Coordinate with partners to organize SNAP screenings and nutrition
education at Greenmarkets
• Work with the publicity team to manage the Healthy Exchange
communications strategy including on website and social media platforms
• Assist with revenue generation strategies and grant writing for the
project
• Oversee project budget
• Secure partnerships to obtain Americorps staff and other volunteers
during the season
• Convene other GrowNYC programs running food access initiatives, e.g.
Youthmarket & Fresh Food Box and provide technical assistance to ensure smooth
and consistent operating strategies
Ideal Qualifications
The Healthy Exchange Project Manager must possess the following skills:
• Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred
• 1-3 years project management experience
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff
• Ability to analyze descriptive program data and present results for
diverse audiences
• Understanding of SNAP and other nutrition benefit programs
• Experience working in the diversity of NYC neighborhoods
• Precision, accuracy and timeliness in reporting
• Outstanding written and oral communications skills, experience with
grant writing preferred
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Outstanding organizational skills
• Ability to follow directions, work as a team, and manage others
Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Pam Knepper,
jobs@greenmarket.grownyc.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are
committed to a diverse workplace. GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Opportunities

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

Kids Gardening Survey

Apply to Be a Green Beetz School

Submit to the New Farmer’s Almanac

ABCs of Farm-Based Education

Food Justice Training for Teens

Farm-Based Leadership Program for Young Women Ages 14-18

Rain Harvesting System

Join Citizens Committee for a workshop on how to build a basic rain harvesting system – Save money, recycle water, and help your garden grow! This workshop is made possible through a grant from ConEdison. 10AM. June 30. Location: TBD. RSVP to Marina: mgonzalez@citizensnyc.org or 212.822.9579

Participate in Butterfly Count

Are you part of a school group, community garden, friends of park group, or have a passion for collecting data on pollinators? Join Citizens Committee and Butterfly Project NYC to learn about the importance of our local pollinators, how to create gardens that attract them, and how to lead a butterfly count. As part of the workshop, we will spend time identifying the native plants that host them at New Roots Community Farm. We will also observe and discuss design elements of the pollinator gardens and spend some time caring for the plants. You will also learn about data collection and butterfly identification. With your help, we are working on promoting pollinator habitat and providing long-term data on butterfly populations. 6PM. New Roots Community Farm, 670 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. June 28. To RSVP, contact Katie Grassle at butterflycountnyc@gmail.com

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Resources & Readings

Resources

Earth Echo International Resources

Teens for Food Justice

Readings

Ways to Heat Your Greenhouse

2018 Youth Garden Grant Winner: Morton Freshman Center

Anti-Hunger Advocacy

A Reparations Map for Farmers of Color

Humanity’s Impact on Mammals

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Grants, awards, etc.

Rapid Response Grant

NYC Fund for Girls & Young Women of Color Grant

Reuse and Repair Grant

JRM Community Impact Grants

Kids Run the Nation Grant Fund

People for Bikes Grant

Quadratech Cares Energize the Environment Grant Program

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

SC Johnson

Mazda Foundation

New Earth Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation

Baseball Tomorrow Fund

NatGen Seed Grants

 

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Jobs

NEBHDCo TurnUp Co-Facilitator (great agency, great program)

Cooking Gardening Coordinator Announcement_Community Food Action_ Gardening

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Opportunities & Events

Opportunities

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from
the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, is launching a new initiative to
identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and
build capacity for policy change. Excess consumption of sugar is linked to
obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related chronic diseases that have
tremendous social and economic costs. Reducing population-level consumption of
sugar is one of the most promising strategies for addressing these pressing
public health concerns. FLPC is offering pro bono technical assistance (TA) to
community organizations, food policy councils, and local and state government
entities across the United States interested in implementing innovative sugar-
reduction policies. The request for proposals (RFP) application will remain
open until July 31, 2018. FLPC anticipates making two TA awards as a result of
this RFP. TA grantees will be notified by August 31, 2018. Please contact
flpc@law.harvard.edu with any questions.
The application is available here:

NAAEE Awards for Excellence: Call for Nominations

Review Draft Environmental Education Guidelines

Keep America Beautiful Youth Advisory Council Applications

Free City Summer Sports Programs

Governor’s Island Teaching Garden Field Trips

Want to Start an Educational Sports Program?

Group working with underserved youth aged 6-13 that wants to start a new soccer program for 80-100 children. Groups should have access to indoor space for soccer.Your group is not required to have an existing sports program, but it should be ready to use soccer as a tool for achieving objectives for the youth with whom you work. Our partner is helping to give sports back its original social role, including as a vehicle to developing responsible and civically engaged citizens.  Your group would be provided technical training clinics for local educators, jerseys and shorts for each participant, and coach training. To learn more, contact Lori:  llichtman@citizensnyc.org  or  212.822.9592

Participate in a Butterfly Count

Are you part of a school group, community garden, friends of park group, or have a passion for collecting data on pollinators? Join Citizens Committee and Butterfly Project NYC in butterfly counts. With your help, we are working on providing long-term data on butterfly populations. In order to participate in a count, please take part in a two-hour workshop on data collection and butterfly identification. June. Workshop date and time TBD. To RSVP, contact Katie Grassle at butterflycountNYC@gmail.com

Good Food Studies Essays

A quick reminder for anyone with undergraduate or graduate students (or if you are one of those) who might be writing essays about food and nutrition. The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has two awards that will bring you fame and fortune. The Christine Wilson Award (really, there are two – one for undergrads, the other for grads) will be presented to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student research papers that examine topics within the perspectives in nutrition, food studies and anthropology. The Thomas Marchione Award will be granted to a student whose work addresses food as a human right, including a focus on food justice, food security and access, food sovereignty and other areas where social justice and food intersect. The deadline for both is July 27, 2018. https://foodanthro.com/2018/05/07/got-food-studies-essays/

Events

NYC DOE Think-Achieve-Move Conference

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Resources & Readings

Resources

Nutrition in Schools

I Bird NY

USDA Forest Service (lots of interesting things)My Site

Write Out: Place-Based Making with Writing Projects and National Parks,

Community of Gardens

Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

Podcast: Food Security and Climate Change

Readings

NY’s Biggest Food Swamps (a good read, and good data)

Clearing Magazine

Natural Start Alliance News

Understanding Food and Climate Change

Impact of Nature on Classroom Engagement

Foraging in the City

DeWitt Clinton’s Hydroponic Garden (all of this done by my personal gardening hero, Ray Pultinas — GO RAY!!!!!)

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