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Columbia Community Outreach Day of Service for Gardens in Harlem and Morningside Heights

 Columbia Community Outreach Day of Service Sunday, April 12th 10 am - 3 pm CCO is a student organized, student run, undergraduate service day that promotes community service on campus. As a community service initiative that seeks to bring together the Columbia University community and raise awareness for volunteerism, CCO's two goals are to increase campus knowledge of opportunities for long-term…

 

Seeds of Change Grant Program

  The 2015 Seeds of Change ® Grant Program will be awarding 17 school grants and 17 community organizations with a total of $200,000 in grants! It’s simple to enter: Organizations can once again visit the Seeds of Change® Facebook page at www.seedsofchangegrant.com or www.facebook.com/seedsofchange to complete an application and review Program Guidelines.…

 

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: http://motthavenherald.com/2011/10/04/chickens-come-to-roost-in-brook-park-2/