GreenThumb

The largest community gardening program in the nation

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32nd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

You are invited on March 19th 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 32nd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether! This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops for that go beyond basic gardening.  …

 

GreenThumb Snow Removal Guidelines

This is a reminder to keep sidewalks, walkways and curbs adjacent to the garden free of snow and ice.  These guidelines are listed in your GreenThumb Gardener's Handbook and are required to remain in good standing.  As part of the Winter Supply Giveaway last December, we provided gardeners with tools (shovels) and supplies (salt) to maintain their gardens.  Are you a senior citizen or can't leave the…

 

GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile

We’re pleased to announce the first ever GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile is up on our Tumblr blog. Congratulations to Nando Rodriquez from Frank White Memorial Garden for being our first gardener profiled. You can find the interview here . If you’d like to have your story profiled please fill out our Urban Gardener Profile form and we will be in touch with you - Urban Gardener Profile . We look forward to highlighting…

 

GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council 2016

The GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council is an opportunity for 150 high school aged youth and 20 college students to volunteer at a community garden in New York City. High school aged youth will have the opportunity to learn first hand from community gardeners, how to maintain and grow a healthy garden. College students will have the opportunity to take a volunteer management training course with gardeners and work alongside high…

 

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…

 

NYC Master Composter Certificate Course

Bronx Master Composter Certificate Program, applications due February 20 8 Tuesdays, March 29–May 17, 6–9 p.m.; 2 Saturdays in April, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (TBD) New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education Building This comprehensive train-the-trainer course is designed to promote the practice of composting in homes, schools, and community gardens in the Bronx. The program is held at The New…

 
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