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McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

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Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx

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GreenThumb Program Guide

We publish a quarterly Program Guide that lists all GreenThumb workshops, supply distributions, Greening Partner events, as well as other important community gardening news.

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Call for Artists!

Art in the Gardens - Shed Murals project is currently requesting proposals for mural artists. The Shed Murals project is a component of Art in the Gardens, a growing public art program within NYC Parks GreenThumb. It will provide sheds to gardens in underserved communities and enhance the sheds with beautiful artwork. Proposal submissions should be keeping with the theme of this year’s GreenThumb GrowTogether…


Snow and Ice Removal at GreenThumb Community Gardens

The removal of snow and ice from sidewalks following a winter weather event is the responsibility of GreenThumb gardeners. Keeping pedestrian corridors in front of gardens clear and passable is not only important in keeping members of your community safe, but it's also the law. A failure to clear the sidewalks in front of gardens located on City-owned property is a violation of the GreenThumb license1 and of the NYC Administrative…


March 31st is GreenThumb's 34th Annual GrowTogether Conference, register today!

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, where we’ll be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. Check back in early March for an updated schedule of speakers and workshops. This year's GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington - a…


GreenThumb Safe Soil Gardening Requirements

Growing food in urban soils can be a challenge, and it is important that all food grown in GreenThumb gardens is done so in the safest manner possible. To help educate and support GreenThumb gardeners in growing food in the safest way, we have summarized GreenThumb’s requirements and best practices here, and in more detail, in the attached document. Please take a look and contact your Outreach Coordinator if you have…


Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing

Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing As we get ready for the 2019 relicensing of all GreenThumb community gardens, we’d like to inform you that GreenThumb will be requiring all community garden groups under Parks jurisdiction to submit copies of their bylaws to their Outreach Coordinators as a prerequisite to being licensed. We will be offering workshops on group structure and bylaws every quarter during 2018,…


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