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:

Please visit for full job descriptions and application form. Interested candidates should send a completed application and resume to the DOHMH Nutrition Education Team at 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.

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 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:

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




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Events & Opportunities


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.
Dial-in Only: +1.408.740.7256
Meeting ID: 750 938 911


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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Grants, awards, etc.

Public School Green Team Grant (DEADLINE: March 23)

Composting Grant (DEADLINE: March 23)

VOYA Foundation

Roots and Shoots Mini-Grant

Games for Good

Plant BLOOME Grant (NOTE: Open to ASPB members-maybe you can join now!)

National Science Foundation: Innovative Technology Experiences for Teachers and Students

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Cycle Kids Job Opening


Attached is a wonderful opportunity to work with schools to improve student health in underserved communities through learning to ride bikes. Please pass on to anyone you think might be interested in the position.



Cycle Kids Jop Opening.pdf

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For a laugh


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The Hort Society (a few interesting jobs)
Gardening enthusiast/writer

Looking for an engaging writer passionate about gardening and crafting for short nonfiction work. About 8,000-10,000 words: Outline due 3/12/18; Final MS due: 5/1/2018
Please provide a short writing sample upon application. $2000
Meredith Mennitt. Quarto Publishing Group – becker&mayer! Books

Network Support and Outreach Intern

Slow Food USA seeks an outgoing and community minded intern to join and support our efforts to change the food system in the United States. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, strong enthusiasm for our work and an interest in non-profit management. Location: Brooklyn, NY

The Network Intern will assist in communicating with, coordinating, and building our grassroots network. He or she will learn valuable communications, data management, and community organizing skills while supporting Slow Food USA’s work to promote good, clean and fair food.

  • Work closely with staff supervisors to strategize and develop means for local leaders to engage with national and international campaigns.
  • Respond to inquiries and support requests from members and local leaders of the Slow Food movement
  • Help to keep digital assets and the organization’s website current by: writing, coding, copyediting
  • Maintain membership and leadership database
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity and willingness to take initiative
  • Customer service experience
  • Demonstrated interest in food and farming issues, both nationally and internationally
  • Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, gender and our food system
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and work well independently
  • Familiarity with Google platforms (preferred)
  • Previous experience in website maintenance (preferred)
  • Previous experience working with databases (preferred)

Start Date: March 2018

A minimum of 15 hours per week is required for all intern cycles. Internships are unpaid; however, students may earn academic credit.Please send cover letter and resume with “Network Support and Outreach Internship” in the subject line to:  (Ian McHugh)by March 12, 2018.


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Readings & Resources

Promoting the Benefits of Environmental Education for K-12 Students-Messaging Guide

Some states downplaying teaching of climate change

One in a million yellow cardinal

Dutch Market Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle

How to Clean with Ketchup, Vodka, Butter, and More

School-based Food Production Program

Idaho Strips Climate Change from School Guidelines

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