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GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council 2017

GreenThumb is launching its third year of the Youth Leadership Council. The (YLC) is a free program designed for high school youth 14-21 years old and college students to volunteer in a GreenThumb community garden located throughout the five boroughs. The program will take place during the spring/summer of 2017.

The YLC is a great way to give back to the community, earn community service hours, make friends, learn new skills, and have fun! Participants are required to volunteer at a garden from May to July, at least twice a month, accumulating a minimum of 20 service hours throughout the program.

Any student interested in agriculture, composting, botany, construction, stewardship or community engagement should apply!


For high school applicants:

For college applicants:

For more information or if you are a GreenThumb garden interested in participating as a 2017 YLC host site, please contact Diana Pedi 212-602-5323 or email

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