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Bee Hives in your garden!

Have you always wanted to have a bee hive in your garden producing fresh honey? is available as a resource for community gardens in NYC.  If you would like to start a new hive or get help harvesting, they can assist you in all of your beekeeping needs.  Find out what it takes to start your hive at the following workshops throughout the season. Aspiring Beekeepers Workshops are…


New York Community Trust Grant

NYCT makes grants primarily to nonprofit organizations located in the five boroughs of New York City. Our suburban divisions handle grants on Long Island and in Westchester. Only through our national environment and social work profession grants programs do we seek proposals from outside the New York metro region. Otherwise grants for programs outside our area are from funds designated for specific charities or have been made at the…


GreenThumb and Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities

GreenThumb partnered with Cornell University and the New York State Department of Health in 2009 to form the Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities project to provide soil testing to urban gardens and to help NYC community gardeners identify, understand, and reduce exposures to soil contaminants. GreenThumb and our partners initiated the project because, as many are aware, lead and other heavy metals are prevalent and persistent in urban…


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: