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Bee Hives in your garden!

Have you always wanted to have a bee hive in your garden producing fresh honey?  nycbeekeeping.org is available as a resource for community gardens in NYC.  If you would like to start a new hive or get help harvesting, they can assist you in all of your beekeeping needs.  Find out what it takes to start your hive at the following workshops throughout the season. Aspiring Beekeepers Workshops are…

 

New York Community Trust Grant

NYCT makes grants primarily to nonprofit organizations located in the five boroughs of New York City. Our suburban divisions handle grants on Long Island and in Westchester. Only through our national environment and social work profession grants programs do we seek proposals from outside the New York metro region. Otherwise grants for programs outside our area are from funds designated for specific charities or have been made at the…

 

Welcome our new GreenThumb Staff

Please join us in welcoming our new staff members here at GreenThumb.  Twywana Bush – Events Visioning Coordinator T: 212-227-1385  E: twywana.bush@parks.nyc.gov Twywana joined NYC Parks as a Citywide Special Events Coordinator in 2004. As a Special Events Coordinator in the Marketing and Special Events Office, she produced and successfully executed large scale events such as Revlon, AIDS Walk,…

 

City Parks Foundation - Capacity Fund Grant

 PFP is now accepting applications for the next Capacity Fund grant round-- due June 1, 2015!  The Capacity Fund grant is an opportunity for new and established groups to receive support for their long-term stewardship of neighborhood parks. Project proposals can include, but are not limited to, producing outreach materials, building a new website, purchasing plants and tools for a…

 

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/