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2016 GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council

GreenThumb's second annual Youth Leadership Council has given 118 New York City high school students the chance to learn and volunteer in 11 community gardens in Community Parks Initiative Zones in all five boroughs.  Each venue's experienced gardeners and 14 college mentors have provided the participants with guidance on how to expand sustainability, economic equality, and food initiatives through urban agriculture.…


GreenThumb Urban Gardener Profile

Emy Acevedo joined Halsey Ralph Howard Community Garden in Brooklyn four years ago. As one of the first members of the garden, Emy has always emphasized sharing knowledge, and has been a catalyst for many of the garden’s community-based events. Last year the garden formed a partnership with P.S. 5 and through this partnership, Emy has had the opportunity to share her experiences about growing up on a farm in Puerto Rico with…