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Citizens Committee: Compost Grant

Our 2015 Community Scale Compost Grant applications are officially here!  Grants of up to $750 can be used to start or expand compost projects in all five boroughs. Applications are due March 27, 2015.  More information can be found at .  Any questions, contact: / 212-822-9578. 


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: