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Citizens Committee 2015 Grants

  2015 Love Your Block Grants $1,000 to beautify your neighborhood! Love Your Block  is a partnership between NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for neighborhood groups to improve their communities through local action. Grantees will receive $1,000 as well as…

 

Congratulations to our Harvest Competition Winners!

Harvest Fair Contest Winners 2014 Congratulations to all the winners and gardeners who participated to make this a wonderful event. Category: Veggies Beans 1st Place--#94-Olga Cepeda  - El Baty Boricano 2nd Place--#54- Hellen Maisen – Fantasy Garden 3rd Place--#75 – Otilio Mignty – Community Block 81 Honorable Mention--#17 – Florence Simon – Hull Community Garden…

 

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…

 

Exciting Grants for Gardens!!

There are many exciting new grant opportunities for our gardeners in 2014.  Please use the links below to apply. Love Your Block Grants  …

 

Community Garden Mapping Update

   Since 1999 GrowNYC has worked with GreenThumb to update the database of community gardens on OASIS. The last update was in 2010. In order to do this we ask that you complete the online questionnaire below. Your garden is extraordinarily important to the city's environment, beauty, and to its people, communities and schools. We will use the information you provide us to update the community garden layer on OASIS to…

 

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/