VINES

VINES

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About Us

Mission Statement
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. (VINES) is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. We do this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. We strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities.

History
The essence of VINES’ work is captured in its simple motto: growing food, growing community. VINES empowers people to improve their lives and communities through urban gardening and connecting urban consumers to rural farmers. The organization formed as a volunteer-led project building community gardens in 2007 but quickly grew as demand for urban gardening space, garden-based education, and access to local food exploded. VINES became an independent nonprofit in 2010, and now manages a number of programs including a community garden program, the Binghamton Urban Farm (BUF), Grow Binghamton (a summer youth employment program), the Green Thumb Educational Workshop Series, and the Binghamton Farm Share program (Farm Share). Demand for VINES’ programming continues to grow and the organization is working to expand its core programs both within and beyond Binghamton’s urban core.

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Jobs

VINES Community Garden Manager
Category: Environment
VINES is adding to our team! We're looking for positive and mission driven people to help VINES do more for our community. This position is based in Binghamton, NY. The Community Garden Manager (Manager) will be responsible for the overall planning and management of the VINES community gardens and related educational programming. VINES currently has 17 community gardens, with a goal of having 20 ...read more
Contact: Amelia LoDolce
Phone:(607) 205-8108
VINES Program Assistant
Category: Environment
VINES is adding to our team! We're looking for positive and mission driven people to help VINES do more for our community. This position is based in Binghamton, NY. The Program Assistant will work with VINES' Community Garden, Urban Farm, Farm Share, and Wellness Wagon programs as well as lead volunteer recruitment and placement efforts.  $14.50. Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time.  The ...read more
Contact:
Phone:(607) 205-8108