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Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant

The Partnerships for Parks  Capacity Fund Grant  program, presented by TD Bank, provides small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood community gardens and parks in all five boroughs of New York City. Deadline June 1st Past Capacity Fund grants have covered tools and materials for garden and compost…

 

June is GreenThumb Garden Month

This June, we invite you to join gardeners across the city to celebrate GreenThumb’s first ever ‘Garden Month’. We want to highlight the thousands of green pioneers across our urban gardens while showing all New Yorkers the benefits of a healthy garden by inviting the community to join the celebration, learning and service. Please let us know now about your workdays, film nights, workshops, summer concerts or any fun…

 

GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile

Gioya Desouza-Fennelly has been gardening for over 20 years in New York City, first at Penny Harvest Garden and now in a plot at Columbia University, Manhattan. Due to Penny Harvest Garden’s proximity to I.S. 143, Gioya has been able to build a connection between youth and nature through a wide range a mentorships. The garden plays a central role in the neighborhood, bringing together different generations into a common green…

 

Welcome GreenThumb's New Director: Bill LoSasso

Hi Gardeners! I'm writing to introduce myself to you, the gardening community of New York City.  I joined GreenThumb earlier this month, and I am absolutely thrilled to be working with GreenThumb and all of you to strengthen and support community gardens throughout the five boroughs. I am an urban planner by training, and I'm coming to GreenThumb after working in a variety of planning, policy and operations…

 

New GreenThumb Staff

GreenThumb is excited to introduce our new staff members.  We welcome them to the team!   Ijendu Obasi – Outreach Coordinator (Brooklyn) T: 212-602-5312   E: ijendu.obasi@parks.nyc.gov Ijendu Obasi will be stepping in as GreenThumb’s new Outreach Coordinator for Brooklyn. Ijendu is joining us from Philadelphia where he worked for the past five years as a Garden-based Nutrition…

 

NYRP Gardens for the City Program

TRANSFORM YOUR GREEN SPACE   NYRP helps transform a schoolyard. Is there a community space in your neighborhood you’d like to see transformed? If so, apply for help from NYRP below. We provide support for project of various scales—from building a few vegetables beds to large-scale restoration work.  Through the   Gardens for the City   program, NYRP helps…

 

Chickens Come to Roost in Brook Park

A chicken coop has arrived in Brook Park and residents like 56-year-old Danny Cruz say they aren’t quite sure what to make of these new, clucking neighbors.... For full article go to: http://motthavenherald.com/2011/10/04/chickens-come-to-roost-in-brook-park-2/