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GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile

Janice Flood has been a member of Bainbridge Avenue Community Garden for 22 years. During this time, Janice has been a catalyst for helping the garden raise funds and grow. Over the years the garden has almost doubled in size and Janice has helped new members join in the growing fun!  Janice deeply believes in the democratic process of community building. In our profile, find out how she develops an environment where everyone has…


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:…


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 .


Garden Know How Sponsorship Grant

This year Gardening Know How will be awarding 10 sponsorships to 10 selected community gardens. Each sponsorship will be for $1000!  Deadline for 2016 sponsorship applications is 9/30/16 and the gardens chosen for sponsorship will be informed  by 10/31/16. More information:


2017 Sponsor-A-Hive Grant

Sponsor-a-Hive strategically places honey and solitary bees in community gardens, school gardens, and urban farms that provide locally grown food to schools, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, and communities within food deserts. The application period opened on September 1. The application deadline is November 11, 2016. Applicants will be notified in early December and bees will be delivered to grant winners in April 2017.…


Partnerships for Parks - Capacity Fund Grant

Partnerships for Parks  October 1 Capacity Fund Grant is around the corner. Partnerships for Parks provides small grants up to $5000 to support community groups who want to work on NYC Parks property (parks/playgrounds, community gardens, green streets and street trees). In preparation we will be holding two informational webinars on:  ·  August 30th  @ 6:30-7:30pm …


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…

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