Resources & Readings

Readings

Reading or Starving Gentrification: The Role of Food Policy

Black Beekeepers aer Reclaiming Vacant Lots

Farmers are Using Flowers to Beat Back Pests

NYC Park Designed to Be Flooded

The Compassionate Educator: Empathy and Environmental Education

Resources

Ashoka Changemaker Schools

Green Schoolyards Activity Guides

Green Schoolyards Lecture Series

A Guide To Green Careers

Climate Change in Urban Communities

Food Policy Resources

Tox Town

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Events & Opportunities

Opportunities

Biology Teacher Academy

Thomas Marchione Award

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Christine Wilson AwardBloomberg Fellowships

Governors Island Teaching Garden Field Trip Registration

Bronx Health Reach is excited to announce its first ever cover competition for the Bronx Salad Toolkit! Bronx students in grades K-12 can submit pictures of their salads growing, harvested, and prepped on their plates for a chance to win a chef visit to their school and lunch at Mottley Kitchen! To enter, email your picture/drawing to bronxsaladtoolkit@gmail.com by May 18th. For more info or to vote, please visit our Bronx Salad Toolkit Page.

Events

NYC DOE Climate Summit (I might have posted this already!!)

Staten Island School Garden Summit
GROW NYC Annual Plant Sale
Get Compost Events
Resources and Events (NYBG -Bronx Green Up)

NYC DOE Youth Services Summit
Zero Waste 2018

 

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Jobs

Wave Hill (various openings)

Garden Program Educator

Harlem Grown (various positions; scroll down once on site)

Executive Director (part time. remote …not quite gardening but related to physical activity…very cool)

NYBG (various openings)

Outreach Educator, Friends of Rye Nature Center

Chesapeake Foodshed Network event facilitator

 Green Corps, Field Advocate

Outreach Coordinator

We are currently recruiting an individual who has professional experience executing a variety of outreach activities including strategy development. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed for this position, as well as the ability to self-start and work independently and work well in teams. A strong interest in food sovereignty, racial equity, supply chains and working with communities.

About Corbin Hill Food Project 

Corbin Hill Food Project (CHFP) is a New York City community based organization whose mission is to supply fresh food to that need it most. Launched in 2009, CHFP is a mission-driven non-profit that works with local supply partners to distribute fresh food through its Farm Share and Institutional programs. Guided by values of social justice, food sovereignty, racial equity, and financial sustainability, CHFP works to intentionally serve vulnerable populations. CHFP works with more than 30 community-based partners across New York City.

How to Apply 

Please apply by emailing a single pdf file to admin@corbinhillfarm.com with the subject line “Outreach Coordinator Application”. Please include a cover letter including the experiences that qualify you for this position, a resume, and three professional references.

Please note that I will not respond to individual inquires about the position.

Erica Christensen

Strategic Growth and Operations Manager

Corbin Hill Food Project

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http://www.corbinhill-foodproject.org

Supermarket Incentive Coordinator
Part-Time, Temporary
Senior Director of Programs
Description:

West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH)—established in 1979 and now one of the largest and most successful food pantries in New York City—provides emergency food assistance and support services, including access to benefits like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to low-income New York families. Through a supermarket-style food pantry, our mission is to alleviate hunger and to create a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change.

We seek a part-time, temporary Supermarket Incentive Coordinator to work 24 hrs/week during the spring to early summer (approx. mid -April – June/July). WSCAH is partnering with Wholesome Wave, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved consumers to make better food choices by increasing affordable access to healthy produce. The Supermarket Incentive Coordinator will help implement a pilot project that will use a customer rewards card to provide WSCAH customers with up to $180 to spend on produce at participating supermarkets.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct outreach and promote supermarket incentive program to encourage existing customers and new customers  to participate.

  2. Enroll customers in program at WSCAH’s brick and mortar pantry and at mobile pantry distribution events.

  3. Ensure enrollment process is occurring according to protocol across WSCAH staff.

  4. Assist with data collection activities.

  5. Participate in  meetings with WSCAH staff and with Wholesome Wave.

Qualifications

Bilingual, English/Spanish, required

  • Ability to engage a wide range of audiences and connect with people from diverse backgrounds

  • 1 or more years of relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other relevant software

  • Passionate about reducing food insecurity in NYC

  • Experience—personal or professional—within low-income communities. Excellent communication skills: engaging personality, good public speaker with ability to motivate people to a goal

  • Proven ability to set and meet work goals independently and as part of a team

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Alyson Abrami, Senior Director of Programs:  arosenthal@wscah.org

 

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Grants, awards, etc

Ray Charles Foundation

Spark Prize

Kids Gardening, Dream Big

How Much Teacher Story Contest

American Legion Child Welfare Foundation

Good Sports Equipment Grants

Charles Lafitte Foundation

Jean Iseli Memorial Grant

Difference Maker 100

Agriculture in the Classroom

NCTM, School in-Service Training Grants

Climate Adaptation Fund (DEADLINE: 4/6 -ACK…MAYBE YOU WRITE FAST!!!)

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Herb Block Foundation: Encouraging Citizen Involvement

PLT Greenworks Grant

The Conservation Alliance

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope

School Breakfast Grants

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Humanities NY Grants

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Great Job with the NYC Hort Society

Outreach Coordinator and Travelling Educator

The Horticultural Society of New York seeks a unique individual for a unique position that combines community organizing with garden education. This creative and organized individual will serve our New York public school programs and the local community at Riverbank State Park in West Harlem. For more information, please visit our website at www.thehort.org

 

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Jobs

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is seeking highly motivated, energetic individuals to join our team at the Stellar Farmers Markets (SFM) program.

We are hiring SFM Educators (Nutrition Educators, Culinary Educators, and Bilingual Educators) to engage the public with free, bilingual nutrition workshops and cooking demonstrations at farmers markets in low-income communities throughout NYC from June-November.

Stellar Farmers Market Nutrition Educator

Stellar Farmers Market Culinary Educator

Stellar Farmers Market Bilingual Educator

 Note: application is linked at the end of each job description.

The website link for all job postings is here: http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/joinourteam/

Please visit http://www.fphnyc.org/get-involved/joinourteam/ for full job descriptions and application form. Interested candidates should send a completed application and resume to the DOHMH Nutrition Education Team at eatwell@health.nyc.govDeadline to apply is March 19th, 2018.

 

Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Garden Volunteer Program

Position Description

The Garden Volunteer Program is a weekly commitment that runs from the week of March 19th to the week of June 18th at P.S. 216 in Gravesend, Brooklyn. We ask volunteers to make sure they will attend at least 11 out of those 14 weeks. Working under the supervision of the Garden Managers, volunteers help with garden maintenance; cultivate food grown for programming; and model positive behavior in the teaching garden, a place of wonder and respect for the environment and the community. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop and share skills related to growing organic food in an urban environment, and will work alongside equally enthusiastic advocates of edible education. This is not a teaching position.

Responsibilities include:
● Participating in composting, mulching, irrigation, planting, weeding, and other routine garden tasks;
● Assisting in maintenance of garden facilities and equipment;
● Harvesting in preparation for a weekly farmstand that takes place on Friday afternoons.
>Duration

The Spring Garden Volunteer Program is a 3.5-month unpaid program, which takes place on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm and Fridays from 10am to 2pm. Applicants can choose to commit to either or both days, based on availability and interest level. The program begins the week of March 19th and concludes the week of June 18th. There will be a volunteer appreciation event at the end of the program!

Application Information

Interested applicants should send a resume with “Spring Garden Volunteer Program” in the subject line to df@esynyc.org. Please specify if you’d like to volunteer on Tuesdays and/or Fridays and why you are interested in this opportunity. No experience necessary! Selected applicants must pass a background check and get fingerprinted. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

The QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM: Now Hiring: 2018 Seasonal Market Position

Job Description:
The Queens Farm Agriculture Department is looking for a motivated, upbeat individual to join our team of farmers during our busiest season. This part-time position will run from May 3rd – November 11th, 2018. It is a versatile yet market-heavy position which calls for a friendly, positive attitude as well as quick action and attention to detail. The schedule is as follows:

Thursdays, 8am- 4pm: Field work
Friday, 8am – 4pm: Run our on-site farmstand
Saturdays & Sundays, 9:30am-5:30pm: Run our on-site Farmstand

Required Skills and Experience:
– Exceptional communication skills
– Positive and patient attitude (even when swamped with customers)
– Excellent organizational skills
– Passion for local food and knowledge about produce
– Quick, basic math skills
– Attention to time and efficiency, especially during harvest and market prep
– Interest in small-scale agriculture practices
– Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
– Endurance (harvest days and long market days can be exhausting)
– Farmers’ Market, retail, and/or service industry experience

Hours & Compensation:
32 hours/week. Weekends required. $15/hour.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to our Director of Agriculture, Jen: jen@queensfarm.org.

QCFM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

 

 

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Events & Opportunities

Events

Greening Forward: International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit

Green Thumb GrowTogether Conference 

March 17, 2018 – 8:30am-4:00pm: Join GreenThumb as they celebrate their 40th Anniversary, where they’ll  be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. This year’s GrowTogether Conference is at BMCC and will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington – a pioneer and advocate for community gardens and food justice, a member of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, and the co-founder of the Black Urban Growers. Tickets are $5. Registration required.

DOE Sustainability Showcase

National Climate Seminar: 

Adapting (or not) to Sea Level Rise; Jeff Goodell, Author, The Waters Will Come
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Join Bard CEP on March 14th for a conversation on the impact of sea level rise on Miami, as well as other cities around the world with Jeff Goodell, author, Rolling Stone contributor, and Fellow at the New America Foundation. Jeff Goodell is an American author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone magazine. Goodell’s writings are known for a focus on energy and environmental issues. He is a 2016-2017 Fellow at the New America Foundation.
Webinar: https://bluejeans.com/750938911
Dial-in Only: +1.408.740.7256
Meeting ID: 750 938 911

Opportunities

NYC Teachers Earn P-Credits through Green Beetz

Border Crossers: Racial Justice in Schools Initiative-Yearlong Partnerships with Elementary Schools

Help Increase School Garden Sustainability (and win $100!)

In the last couple years, you may have come across The GREEN (Garden Resource, Education, and Environment Nexus) Tool that our friend Kate Gardner Burke developed several years ago. It is currently being used (alongside a self-assessment tool) in many major cities nationwide to improve school garden sustainability. Kate hopes to expand the work in this area to increase the sustainability of school gardens but to do so, we need your help! Specifically, we are interested in learning how programs are implemented and integrated into schools – as well as more about the challenges that schools face. Each school that completes the survey will have the chance to win a $100 VISA gift card. The winner will be selected in late March. Complete the school garden survey here!

The Carrot Project is very pleased to announce that we have developed a free, accelerated online version of our Making It Happen: Profitability and Success farm financial management training.

Participants will learn and apply financial management tools to their business that will help them answer questions such as: “Can I pay my bills?”, “Is a capital investment worth it?”, “Is this the right price?”, or “Should I add a new product line?”

Please note: This pilot online course is held from 12-2 pm Eastern Time on March 19 and March 26. Participants should plan to participate actively in both sessions, using a microphone and webcam, and to spend several hours on homework before and after the first session. Attendees will also have access to free one-on-one coaching with an instructor to apply lessons learned to their own businesses.

The training is intended for producers with at least one year of operating experience. Lead presenter: Julia Shanks of The Carrot Project. Registration includes both online sessions, supplementary videos, and one-on-one coaching with an instructor. Registration fee will be refunded after participants complete the final course survey.

This interactive online course will use the GoToMeeting platform, available on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. Using a microphone is required, and using a webcam is strongly suggested. Attendees will receive call-in details and curriculum materials after registering and completing a pre-survey.

We hope the online setting will make this course more widely accessible. Please contact kbh@thecarrotproject.orgwith any questions about registration, participation, or technical requirements.

 

 

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