Check out our video about the 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program. Thanks to the summer crew for making this growing season a great success!
Special thanks to Stephen Schweitzer for filming this video.
Follow the Summer Youth Program Facebook page or contact us for information regarding employment for summer 2014.
Art enthusiasts and coffee drinkers alike are invited to attend a creative silent auction fundraiser hosted by Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC (VINES) and Laveggio Roasteria.
This exciting event will take place on Saturday, November 16th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Laveggio Roasteria, 101 Court St, Binghamton, NY 13901. Attendees are invited to bid on artistic and functional items made from reconstructed burlap coffee bean bags. Mystery bags featuring items and gift cards from local businesses will also be available for bid. The event will showcase the work done by VINES over the past year. It will also be a unique chance to grab a cup of Laveggio coffee outside of their normal Saturday hours.
Interested in creating an item to be auctioned off at the event? Coffee bags can be purchased for $6 at Laveggio Roasteria and must be submitted before November 16th. All proceeds benefit VINES. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 607-205-8108.
Special Thanks to Laveggio for hosting and partnering on this exciting event to benefit VINES.
The Urban Farm, an urban agriculture site and market garden located at 16 tudor st, continues to thrive while supplying fresh vegetables to downtown and other neighborhoods in Binghamton.
Currently the Urban Farm is reaping fruitful harvests into the fall thanks to the help of staff, volunteers, and of course the Summer Youth Employment Program. Click Here for a summary of goals achieved by the hard-working and motivated youth employees this year. Both greenhouse capacity and outdoor growing space have been increased this summer. Harvest will continue into the winter – especially of greens and microgreens- with the utilization of extended season growing practices.
Expanding growing space in the greenhouse with Summer Youth Program employees.
In a couple months Urban Farm produce will be available at the Otsiningo Winter Farmer’s Market in the Metrocenter, but for now don’t forget to visit us at the Ostiningo Park Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. Also keep an eye out for Urban Farm produce at local businesses including Old Barn Hollow, Remlik’s, and Water st. Brewing Company.
AmeriCorps Member Natalie and Intern Mariella with VINES at the Otsiningo Farmer’s Market