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31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether You are invited on March 21st to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 31st Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This year’s conference features…


Citizens Committee: Compost Grant

Our 2015 Community Scale Compost Grant applications are officially here!  Grants of up to $750 can be used to start or expand compost projects in all five boroughs. Applications are due March 27, 2015.  More information can be found at .  Any questions, contact: / 212-822-9578. 


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 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: