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GrowTogether T-Shirt Design Contest

This year’s theme is: Sustaining Garden Legacies 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 2017 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. Application Deadline: Friday,…

 

GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council 2017

GreenThumb is launching its third year of the Youth Leadership Council. The (YLC) is a free program designed for high school youth 14-21 years old and college students to volunteer in a GreenThumb community garden located throughout the five boroughs. The program will take place during the spring/summer of 2017. The YLC is a great way to give back to the community, earn community service hours, make friends, learn new skills,…

 

GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile #7

  Sara Jones has been a gardener at the LaGuardia Corner Community Garden for over 20 years. She brings her community together by organizing at the grassroots level, and is committed to providing a safe open space for all to enjoy.  She also loves the fresh peach cobbler and roasted kale chips that the gardeners prepare from their harvest each year.  Read Sara’s story  here . If you’d…

 

Print Guide Changes: Take Action Now!

Would you like to continue to receive the paper version of our quarterly program guide?  Please call the office at (212) 602-5317 and leave a clear and full message with your address or you can use the link HERE to sign up online and continue to receive our print guide in the mail each quarter.  Please consider keeping GreenThumb green and sign up for the email version or our guide HERE .

 

Citizens Committee: Neighborhood Grants

Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.  Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better…

 

Cornell Small Farms Program - Guide to Urban Farming

    Newly Updated! Guide to Urban Farming Farming in an urban area?  You'll want to check out the newly renovated Guide to Urban Farming for 2016. The guide is designed to inform urban farmers about advocating for urban agriculture, accessing and reclaiming land, producing food and farm products in city…