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GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair

Please join GreenThumb for our annual harvest celebration that honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvest!  This year we will feature a healthy food demonstration, activities for kids including face painting, balloon art and double dutch, a domino tournament, gardening workshops, raffle prizes,…

 

Just Food's - Farm School NYC

Applications are now being accepted for Just Food's Farm School NYC's two-year certificate program in urban agriculture. Farm School NYC courses are taught by experts in the field and focus on wide range of topics - from urban planting techniques and planning, to grassroots organizing and social justice. Through hands-on, engaging adult education, Farm School NYC cultivates leaders in NYC's urban agriculture and food…

 

Communal Spaces - Brooklyn Garden Theater

Communal Spaces 2014 On the last weekend in August and the first two weekends in September, join the Communal Spaces and local garden groups for eight short plays inspired by and performed in community gardens in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Saturdays and Sundays: August 30 & 31, September 6 & 7, September 13 & 14. 1pm The Traditionalists Target Community…

 

Just Food's City Farms Market Network

NYC Farmers Markets At-a-Glance If the number of farmers markets is any indicator, the movement for just and equitable access to healthy, local food is growing in NYC. The NYC Food Policy Center has compiled a by-the-numbers look at the rise of farmers markets in the city and the extent that benefits and incentives like EBT and Health Bucks support the markets, their farmers, and the growing number of New Yorkers who now have…

 

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/