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𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣
Have you ever wanted to preserve your own food? Community Food Arts could be the course for you! Community Food Arts is a public course offering about processing food. Students learn about food science through canning, pickling, drying, fermenting, and freezing. Students will also develop their own market-ready value added products after learning about relevant licensing, and NYS health & food safety standards. Please review the class schedule, covid policy, and gift economy before signing up to ensure you can be a fully present participant. Register here.
𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 (𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙤𝙣!)
Our annual application for the Citywide Program opens next month! Keep an eye out for the application link in our next newsletter, and feel free to share this opportunity with your community. Do you know someone interested in urban agriculture, or building community around food and land justice? Send them our way!
While the information on applications is upcoming, general information on the Citywide Program can be found here.
𝙃𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙏𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙡 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚
We are excited to announce a temporary, paid opportunity for a High Tunnel Basics course student-teacher, sponsored by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
This hands-on opportunity will provide a deeper understanding of the functions and variety of high tunnels. This position requires participating in our 5-week High Tunnel Basics course, building two high tunnels in New York City, and developing a public workshop.
This 3-month commitment beginning in September and ending in November is open to the FSNYC community (students/alumni). See the position details and learn how to apply HERE.
𝘕𝘠𝘊 𝘊𝘙𝘈𝘍𝘛 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 + 𝘐𝘗𝘔 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱
Join for the in person return of NYC CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliances for Farmer Training) at this first gathering of the season. Experts from the NYS IPM Program will be coming down from Geneva, NY to answer questions about beneficial insects and how to attract them to your urban farm or garden. There will also be a short tour of Oko farms.
Register Here: https://bit.ly/3Pg1ofp
𝘐𝘖𝘉𝘠 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮
Do you have a great idea to restore water quality in the Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay, or Lower Bay? When you crowdfund with the ioby NYC Clean Bay Match Program for your project, up to $2,000 of your donations will be doubled!
We know that neighbors and volunteers are planting rain gardens, installing rain barrels, remediating shoreline pollution, and restoring riparian habitat to improve water quality. Projects can be installed in New York or New Jersey. Talk about your project here and IOBY can double donations while you crowdfund!
𝘊𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘗𝘰𝘥𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵
Enjoy the Cultivating Resilience podcast, hosted by Hans Hageman an FSNYC Board member, and Kay-Megan Washington a NEFOC member. In Cultivating Resilience, you’ll hear from real independent farmers about their daily struggles and how they overcome them. They provide resources to strengthen your mental health and survive uncertain times. Guests discuss specific stresses that farmers face, including family farm succession, economic burdens, and rural isolation. Follow the podcast here.
The SNAP-Ed Community Growers Grant Program provides direct support to community-led gardens and not-for-profit farms that work to combat food insecurity in under-resourced areas. The SNAP-Ed Food Box and Community Growers grant programs each provide funding to eligible groups to further expand access to fresh, affordable foods. Funding is still available through the Food Box Grant Program and eligible organizations are encouraged to apply by July 18. Learn more here.
Black Farmer Fund – Multiple Positions: https://www.blackfarmerfund.org/careers
Rock Steady Farm – Farm Crew Position: https://www.rocksteadyfarm.com/job-opportunities
Edible Schoolyard – Garden Coordinator: https://bit.ly/3zdqcyY
Wave Hill – Youth Programs Manager: https://www.wavehill.org/jobs-internships/youth-programs-manager
BFU- Administrative Assistant: https://bit.ly/3B3F7gJ
NYRP- Urban Ag Coordinator: https://www.nyrp.org/en/about/careers/seasonal-urban-agriculture-coordinator-2/
Grow NYC – Beginning Farmer Program Specialist: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1182504