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GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council 2016

The GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council is an opportunity for 150 high school aged youth and 20 college students to volunteer at a community garden in New York City. High school aged youth will have the opportunity to learn first hand from community gardeners, how to maintain and grow a healthy garden. College students will have the opportunity to take a volunteer management training course with gardeners and work alongside high…


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: