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ioby Matching Grants

Crowd-resourcing platform In Our Backyards, or ioby, is partnering with the New York State Health Foundation to provide training and $100,000 in matching grants to help Brownsville residents improve health in their communities. The Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge kicks off this summer as a way to empower community members to make their neighborhoods safer, improve access to fresh food or introduce new education programs.…

 

GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile

Emy Acevedo joined Halsey Ralph Howard Community Garden in Brooklyn four years ago. As one of the first members of the garden, Emy has always emphasized sharing knowledge, and has been a catalyst for many of the garden’s community-based events. Last year the garden formed a partnership with P.S. 5 and through this partnership, Emy has had the opportunity to share her experiences about growing up on a farm in Puerto Rico with…

 

June is GreenThumb Garden Month

This June, we invite you to join gardeners across the city to celebrate GreenThumb’s first ever ‘Garden Month’. We want to highlight the thousands of green pioneers across our urban gardens while showing all New Yorkers the benefits of a healthy garden by inviting the community to join the celebration, learning and service. Please let us know now about your workdays, film nights, workshops, summer concerts or any fun…

 

New GreenThumb Staff

GreenThumb is excited to introduce our new staff members.  We welcome them to the team!   Ijendu Obasi – Outreach Coordinator (Brooklyn) T: 212-602-5312   E: ijendu.obasi@parks.nyc.gov Ijendu Obasi will be stepping in as GreenThumb’s new Outreach Coordinator for Brooklyn. Ijendu is joining us from Philadelphia where he worked for the past five years as a Garden-based Nutrition…

 

NYRP Gardens for the City Program

TRANSFORM YOUR GREEN SPACE   NYRP helps transform a schoolyard. Is there a community space in your neighborhood you’d like to see transformed? If so, apply for help from NYRP below. We provide support for project of various scales—from building a few vegetables beds to large-scale restoration work.  Through the   Gardens for the City   program, NYRP helps…

 

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/