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Aetna Foundation - Community Grants

The Aetna Foundation funds community wellness initiatives aligned with the Healthy Eating and Active Living focus area in designated funding locations. Grants will support local initiatives that promote eating fresh fruits and vegetables and being physically active, which can help to prevent obesity and many chronic health conditions. Grants will target underserved, low-income and minority communities where healthy food can be…

 

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/