Tag Archives: urban agriculture

Zenger Farm seeks Apprentices/Youth Education Intern

21 Jan

Location: Portland, Oregon

With busy Foster Road whizzing by just outside the Zenger Farm gate, first-time visitors may be surprised to find 10 acres of protected wetland and a 6-acre farm nestled just out of sight. The farm includes 2.5 acres of annual and perennial crops, a flock of laying hens rotating in their mobile coop through the fields, seasonal turkeys hunting and pecking for bugs in the orchard, and active honey bees on the hunt for flowers. Zenger Farm is currently hiring Spring/Summer/Fall Apprentices and a Youth Education Intern.

The farm was operated by the Zenger family as a dairy for almost a century (for more information, go to About the Farm ).  In 1995 Urban Bounty Farm began growing vegetables on the land and educating local kids about food and farming.  In 1999, Friends of Zenger Farm was established, and the non-profit worked in partnerships with Urban Bounty Farm and later 47th Avenue Farm to grow sustainable local produce and to teach youth and adults about healthy food and healthy farms. Continue reading

Gardening the Community seeks a Project Coordinator

11 Jan

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Gardening the Community, a project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter, Inc, is a group of adults and young people who revitalize vacant lots and transform them into productive organic vegetable gardens in the inner city of Springfield, MA.  The produce from the land is sold at markets, restaurants and brought home by the youth.  All transport of food and people is done by pedaling – bicycles and bike trailers –to reduce urban pollution, increase youth mobility and independence, build strong and healthy bodies, and facilitate community interaction. The goal of the program is to introduce, instill, and put to practice concepts of sustainable living, food security, self-sufficiency, and beauty in an urban environment. Continue reading

Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer

8 Dec

Location: Portland, Oregon

Position closes 5:00 p.m. on January 31, 2009.

Janus Youth Programs, Inc./Village Gardens seeks a Community Organizer to work 30 hours per week within an urban agriculture project based in North Portland and designed to bring a spirit of hope to the people within the community by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership. This position will recruit and partner with people who live in both the St. Johns Woods and New Columbia and Tamaracks public housing communities to (1) organize, implement and evaluate community-based health promotion programs and (2) promote resident leadership. Continue reading