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VINES is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the Binghamton Farm Share Coordinator, a new position to manage an exciting new project to improve access to locally grown foods in our urban core.
The Binghamton Farm Share Around the Corner pilot project is a modified CSA program that will deliver locally grown produce directly to residents at convenient locations in Binghamton’s North and West Side neighborhoods. Residents will be able to use their SNAP benefits to purchase their shares. Farm shares will be provided by VINES and other local farms. The Binghamton Farm Share Coordinator will manage the overall planning and implementation of the program. Further details are available in the attached job description and attached program description.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume as soon as possible to Sean Cummings, VINES Urban Farm Manager, email@example.com. For additional information, please contact Sean via email or phone (607-205-8108).
We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Spring Fundraiser on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd 2013. VINES recently became an independent non-profit corporation (formerly sponsored by Earth Day Southern Tier) and we hope you will celebrate our achievements with us.
The dinner – hosted and sponsored by Remlik’s Grille and Oyster Bar, 31 Lewis St, Binghamton – will begin at 5:45 pm with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious local food menu (vegans and carnivores accommodated!) prepared by the talented chefs at Remlik’s. During the evening, guests will have the opportunity to speak with VINES staff and board members and hear a short presentation on VINES’ accomplishments over the past 6 years.
The fun does not stop after dinner! The Lost Dog Café and Lounge, 222 Water St, Binghamton will be hosting and sponsoring the after-party, starting at 8:30 p.m. Come with your dancing shoes for a great performance by Driftwood, a talented local folk-rock band influenced by traditional American music. Light appetizers will be available.
Special thanks to Chris Krowiak for volunteering his graphic design skills in making this event a success!
We are very excited to announce that VINES has employment positions available to work at the Urban Farm and gardens this year!
Market Garden Assistant
Application deadline extended to February 15th! Still time to apply!
VINES is pleased to announce a Market Garden Assistant position available for 6 months beginning in April through September 2013. Two Market Garden Assistants will be hired to help with maintenance and development of the Binghamton Urban Farm, a half acre vegetable market garden located at 16 Tudor St., Downtown Binghamton. Please see the job description and application below. You must be between the ages of 17-21 OR have worked for the VINES youth program in the past.
All interested youth MUST apply by
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. Friday, February 15th, 2013. Hours are flexible and will be about 10 hours per week during the school year but heavier during the summer months. VINES is seeking enthusiastic
If you are or know someone interested in the position, please fill out online by clicking this link OR print and complete the application and mail to VINES, PO Box 3104, Binghamton NY 13902. VINES Market Garden Assistant 2013 Application
In collaboration with the Rural Health Service Corps and Rural Health Network VINES will host a 450-hour Americorps position from mid May until mid-August 2013. To learn more about Americorps service please click this link: www.americorps.gov
The Americorps member will mainly be working at the Urban farm during the height of the growing season and assisting with farmers markets and the summer youth employment program. Member will also assist with additional community gardens as needed. Member will be required to participate in Americorps activities (see the Rural Health Network’s website for details). Deadline to apply is rolling until May 1st 2013.
To apply for the position please click this link: https://sites.google.
Scroll down the page and under the 450-hour position is the VINES description. You may then use their standard application and indicate that you’d like to apply for the VINES position.
Good luck and feel free to ask us any questions. 607-205-8108 or firstname.lastname@example.org