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GreenThumb Farmer's Market Grant Program

NYCParks GreenThumb invites registered GreenThumb Community Gardens to submit your qualifications and proposals to receive micro-grant funding for local community farmer’s market programs.   FARMER’S MARKET GRANTS PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Farmer’s Market Grant Program micro-grants ($2,000-$5,000) will be awarded to registered GreenThumb community garden groups for the development and/or…

 

Partnership for Parks Capacity Fund Grant

Apply for a Capacity Fund Grant! Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Partnerships for Parks’ Capacity Fund makes grants to community groups working in NYC parks to strengthen their outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity. We award small grants of up to $5,000. The Capacity Fund grant is funded in part by the Parks Equity Initiative of the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker…

 

New York Cares Day Spring - Saturday, April 18th

Save the Date for New York Cares Day Spring - Saturday, April 18th, 2015  Spring is Just Around the Corner: It might be cold out, but New York Cares is looking forward to the warmer months and gearing up for New York Cares Day Spring. We're looking to engage thousands of volunteers at parks, beaches, wetlands, community gardens, and green spaces throughout the five boroughs to ready these critical open spaces…

 

GreenThumb GrowTogether 2015 - Networking Event

      Interested in having a table at the GreenThumb GrowTogether conference this year? With our theme, Nurture a Garden, Feed Your Soul; s hare in the opportunity to network and connect with community gardeners around the issues of urban agriculture, food justice, health, nutrition, youth empowerment, community organizing and more. Please complete and return this form no later than Friday, February…

 

Just Food's City Farms Market Network

NYC Farmers Markets At-a-Glance If the number of farmers markets is any indicator, the movement for just and equitable access to healthy, local food is growing in NYC. The NYC Food Policy Center has compiled a by-the-numbers look at the rise of farmers markets in the city and the extent that benefits and incentives like EBT and Health Bucks support the markets, their farmers, and the growing number of New Yorkers who now have…

 

GreenThumb's New Deputy Director - Rasheed Hislop

Please join us in welcoming Rasheed Hislop as GreenThumb's new Deputy Director. Rasheed joined NYC Parks as a Citywide Outreach Coordinator for GreenThumb in 2007.  As an outreach coordinator in the division, he oversaw school gardens in addition to over 100 community gardens, annually. Rasheed spearheaded the development and implementation of the school garden initiative, which led to the hiring of our school…

 

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…

 
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