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GreenThumb’s News

New Deputy Director, Carlos Martinez

Please join us in welcoming Carlos Martinez as Deputy Director of GreenThumb. Carlos joins us from the Partnerships for Parks Catalyst Program where he was the Program Manager and Waterfront Park Activities Coordinator. He was responsible for fostering community engagement and for developing local leaders who have become long-term park stewards in underserved communities. Prior to Partnerships for Parks, Carlos worked for Green Map…


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: