So many reason to fall in love with VINES this September! Transforming lives, gardens and more!

September Updates

Grow Binghamton Crew 2018

This summer VINES had the pleasure of employing 20 local teens through our Grow Binghamton youth program to help us tend to our Binghamton Urban Farm! Check out our photo album (here) to see all of our adventures this summer.

Our diverse programming includes learning about a sustainable and just food system, tending to plants to grow our own food, team building exercises and job readiness training. Some days we just work on the urban farm tending to plants -- but we also see other forms of sustainable agriculture by visiting local farms and businesses. We play engage in meaningful conversations about identity and the connection of culture and food. And we prepare our youth for future positions of leadership, jobs, school and more by practicing communicating powerfully, writing a resume and working on interview skills.

We are incredibly proud to report that we had seven youth return from years prior, including four youth in leadership positions. Leaders in the program receive extra training to support building a team, leading exercises, facilitating workshops and being a support to new youth joining the program.

We are so proud of our youth that worked hard this summer to grow more than 5,000 pounds of produce for our community.Ā 

We are building 3 new Community Gardens this fall!

Join us in "growing food. growing community."

Endwell Community Garden Build
1605 Davis Avenue, Endwell

  • Saturday September 15: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4
  • Saturday September 22: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4

Vestal Community Garden Build
4737 Deerfield Place, Vestal (Temple Israel)

  • Thursday September 27: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4
  • Saturday October 6: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4
  • Sunday October 7: 11am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 11-2 & 2-4
  • Monday October 8: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4
  • Sunday October 21: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4

Abbott Community Garden Build
19.5 Abbott Street, Binghamton (Eastside)

  • Saturday October 20: 9am-4pm
    Two Shifts: 9-12 & 12:30-4
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We want to thank our Farm Share members who commit to supporting local farms all growing season and our volunteers who come each week and help distribute thousands of shares over the season. We cannot do this without you!

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Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. (VINES) is an organizationĀ 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.

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Our Mailing Address Is:
PO Box 3104 | Binghamton, New York 13902