the irresistible fleet of bicycles


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the greenhorns is hiring! sales associate, boston, ma

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Help Wanted: Sales Associate for Maine Sail Freight
Maine Sail Freight has launched a pop-up shop at the Boston Public Market and we are looking for temporary part time workers to act as sales associates and public educator, possibly through December 2015.  This will be an exciting experience unlike any other. Would you like to be the voice of this project and help spread the word about our regional food economy?
Learn more about the project
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1-2 years of retail experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, clean, positive, great work ethic
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, ability to communicate ‘ on message’ the goals of the Maine Sail Freight project, for days on end, engaging the public in a discourse about the future of our more regional farm economy
  • High level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Flexible work schedule, including weekend and holiday availability.
  • Ability to lift and move product weighing up to 30 pounds
We have openings for both full-time and part-time help. Hours for the position will be determined by the hours of operation for the BPM and special events. Opening hours for the BPM are expected to be Wednesday-Sunday from 8am-8pm.  Peak business periods may require extended work days and work weeks.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward a resume, 2 references and a short cover letter to office@thegreenhorns.net with the subject line “BPM Sales Associate Application.”  Please make sure to outline your availability in your cover letter.  Preference will be given to applicants available to start work  immediately.

 

No calls, please.


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HEY BOSTON, COME OUT TO THE COMPASS ROSE!

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Its easy. walk there from the aquarium. Walk there from the Boston Public Market! Walk through the North end!

Oh, why, do you ask? Because the Maine Sail Freight is docking there TOMORROW night (that’s Saturday August 29)! Be there to see it! Be there to unload Sunday morning at 8:00, and then spend the day exploring the harbor, listening to Songs of Land and Sea, and learning more about strengthening our local economies.


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maine sail freight takes sail!

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The Maine Sail Freight takes sail THIS Friday, August 28th from the Portland Harbor and arrives in the Boston Harbor on Saturday, August 29th.  There is then a slew of events taking place in Boston until September 2nd.

In this MAINE SAIL FREIGHT PDF you will find the FULL schedule of events for the Maine Sail Freight beginning with the Portland events on August 27th and then a map to help you find all the Boston events taking place from August 29th – September 2nd!

This includes a Taco Night, Farmer’s Markets, and a talk from Brian Donahue at Harvard University. None should be missed!


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a+ technology (adaptive, accessible, appropriate)

Examples of Questionable Applications of Technology:

  1. using garden sheers to trim your bangs
  2. building a forest fire to barbecue burgers for two
  3. mincing garlic with a machete
  4. driving a ton of steel to transport a 150 lbs human body across town
  5. relying on expensive, petroleum-reliant, highly-commodified tools to support innovative, unconventional, and ecologically-sound small farms

 

This week in the Food List, the focus is on Appropriate Technology— or, in other words, technology that suits its purposes (in scale, cost, application, etc.). The presented case studies presented prove that when it comes to sustainable, small-scale farming, bigger is not better and one size doesn’t necessarily fit all.

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spiral: a summer permaculture intensive for young women!

Spiral is a month-long residential intensive Permaculture Design Course offered at Dig In Farm (a ten-acre perennial farmstead in western Massachusetts) for women aged 15 to 18. Aimed to empower young women through regenerative agriculture, this program will be a combination of PDC coursework, hands-on farming, community living and social justice.

Permaculture is a design process that helps people design systems (be they agricultural, social, financial, or other) that nourish the earth, care for people, and bring a more just world into being. Students will graduate from the program with internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificates. Know of a young woman who might be interested? If so- check out SpiralspiralBecause of the sliding-scale nature of this course in order to give equal opportunity, this amazing program is seeking donations. Please contact grace@diginfarm.com if you would like to help support this cause.

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