YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) Screening in Lexington

Slow Food Bluegrass Lexington Member Susan Miller and the Good Foods Coop have teamed up to present YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) as part of the Good Foods film series on May 22 at 6pm at the downtown library theater in Lexington.

The film’s website says it best, “50 States. 1 Year. Zero Garbage? Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road – packing hope, humor, and all of their trash – searching for innovators and citizens solving humanity’s greatest environmental crises . Piling on personal challenges as they explore every state in a year (the good, the bad, and the weird), an unexpected turn of events pushes the team to the brink in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and others.”

Click here to watch the trailer… YERT: The Film

 

Food Literacy Project Job Opening

The Food Literacy Project Seeks Farm-Based Educators for the 2012 Growing Season

JOB OPENING: Farm-Based Educator

TERMS: Seasonal, Non-Exempt position:10-20 hours/week from March through mid-November, 2012

COMPENSATION: $10/hour

THE ORGANIZATION: The Food Literacy Project is the nonprofit education partner to a local vegetable farm in Louisville, KY whose mission is to inspire a new generation of people to build relationships with healthy food, farming and the land.   Founded in 2006, FLP offers group experiential education programs on the farm, professional development for educators, family programs, and ongoing entrepreneurial youth development programming.  Program participants (typically K-12, with occasional pre-K and adult groups) visit our working vegetable farm to learn about fresh healthy food and the soil where it grows while using all their senses to explore the farm. While all FLP programs bring the Field-to-Fork experience to life for our participants, our teaching staff and volunteers customize each program to meet the learning needs of the diverse groups we serve.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Farm-Based Educators deliver direct service to youth, pre-k through adult, on the farm and in local schools and community centers, as well as maintain our Youth Learning Garden and other program areas. Educators also help with administrative and office tasks associated with managing a small nonprofit, including mailings, running errands, printing of newsletters and other publications, managing program supplies and other tasks as needed. The majority of work is done outdoors, can be physically demanding, and will include some manual labor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
·      Experience teaching or working with children or the desire to learn; experience with diverse populations, especially at-risk youth, is beneficial.
·      Must pass criminal background check.
·      Be physically able to participate in and lead farm and garden work projects, and to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
·      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
·      Shares a commitment to FLP’s mission; experience as a volunteer or paid staff for a small, community-based non-profit organization.
·      Self-directed and organized, with excellent communication skills.
·      Adaptability, creativity, and independence.
·      Background in or interest in sustainable agriculture, community food security, cooking, and/or nutrition are also assets.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter, along with 5 references (3 professional and 2 personal) to Angelique Perez, Program Director.  Hardcopy submissions are preferred (see mailing address below), but electronic applications are accepted by email: angelique@foodliteracyproject.org. Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m.

Visit http://foodliteracyproject.org/ for more information.

LIBA Holiday Passport Contest

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Louisville Independent Business Alliance is hosting it’s annual Holiday Passport Contest.

How to enter:

1. SHOP LOCAL! Collect receipts when you shop or dine this holiday season at five LIBA member businesses between 11-16-11 and 1-6-12. Enter as many times as you like!

2. PRESENT THEM FOR REVIEW at any Highland Cleaners or Feeder Supply locations (you’ll receive a free “keep Louisville weird” sticker!) or mail your entry to LIBA, Attn: HPC, PO Box 4759, Louisville, KY 40204. Click here to download an entry form.

Once we verify your receipts, you’ll be entered into a drawing for $1,000 to spend at any member businesses!


 

KYana Natural Beekeepers Association Gathering

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The next KYana Natural Beekeepers gathering will be on January, 5th from 6pm-8pm.

Location: the Highland Green Building’s Community Room (1401 Bardstown Road between Eastern Parkway and Grinstead Drive, http://www.thehighlandgreen.com/discovery-center.html.

The focus of this gathering will be on Top Bar Hives

We will be viewing a brand new DVD created by Backyard Hive.

Please bring you top bar hive (or even some of your top bars and follow boards, feeders, etc.) so that we can learn from each other.

We can discuss strategies for getting bees for our top bar hives as well.

RSVP to Carrie VanWinkle (carrie.vanwinkle@gmail.com)

RYE ON NYE

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The latest in Louisville Slow Food scene opening on NYE.

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