Summer 2020: In Brief
Kingston Garden Bed Project launches
As part of a new urban gardening effort and in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Hudson Valley Seed Company, and Kingston Land Trust are installing vegetable garden plots at 20 residential locations in the City of Kingston. The urban gardening collective will offer materials, labor, and mentorship to support folks in the City of Kingston to start growing their own food. In June, Sara Katz, education program manager, led a train-the-trainer raised bed workshop, preparing the Farm Project’s youth staff to construct and install the beds in their community. On July 8, the Collective is also holding a build day to put together the wooden bed components, and on July 13 there will be 10 garden beds installed. (Note: At this time there is a waiting list and the Collective is not able to accept new requests).
This spring we once again welcomed Family of Woodstock/UlsterCorps to utilize our building on Route 209 for food processing and storage. In addition, the organization will also be harvesting blueberries at this location and distributing them to various emergency feeding programs.
Language Justice `Skillshare’
Our Language Justice Program has been working closely with Soul Fire Farm on the BIPOC Farmers Skillshare on COVID-19, a special series of bimonthly meetings launched in March to provide supportive networks and learning during the pandemic. BIPOC farmers and food sovereignty activists across the country have met every other week to share skills, ideas, and mutual support. The Farm Hub’s Language Justice Program helped sponsor and coordinate the interpretation of seven events. The series was hosted by Soul Fire Farm, Northeast Farmers of Color, Black Farmer Fund, HEAL Food Alliance, & Castanea Fellowship.
The Farm Hub is hiring!
We are currently accepting applications for Associate Director, Human Resources (bilingual), and Distribution Coordinator (temporary). Check out our employment page which is continually updated as open positions are announced.
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