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2015 Grants from Citizens Committee for NYC

Neighborhood Grant Applications are due January 26, 2015.  Through our  Neighborhood Grants , Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. We support projects that address issues that communities identify as important to them -…

 

GrowTogether T-Shirt Design Contest

This year’s theme is... Nurture a Garden, Feed Your Soul. So pick up a pen, crayon, pencil or whatever you use to draw, and submit your artwork to the GrowTogether T-shirt contest! The winning design will appear on the 2015 GrowTogether T-shirts, worn by hundreds of gardeners all over the city. Any GreenThumb gardener is welcome to enter. Applicants may send in up to three entries. THE DEADLINE…

 

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…

 

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  …

 
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