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2016 GreenThumb Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair Saturday, September 17 12:00–4:00 p.m. Diamante Garden 307 E. 118th St. Between First Ave. and Second Ave. Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes! Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Join us as we celebrate the close of the growing season. Activities for all ages include: • GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh…

 

GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest

2nd Annual GreenThumb Fresh Chef Contest Do you have what it takes to be GreenThumb’s Fresh Chef? It will challenge 20 community members to create their most delicious and nutritious dish with local and healthy ingredients, and conclude with a panel of VIP Chefs crowning the new Fresh Chef! Prizes will be given to the winners. All participants will receive a chef hat and apron. Registration is required at…

 

Partnerships for Parks - Capacity Fund Grant

Partnerships for Parks  October 1 Capacity Fund Grant is around the corner. Partnerships for Parks provides small grants up to $5000 to support community groups who want to work on NYC Parks property (parks/playgrounds, community gardens, green streets and street trees). In preparation we will be holding two informational webinars on:  ·  August 30th  @ 6:30-7:30pm …

 

Cornell Small Farms Program - Guide to Urban Farming

    Newly Updated! Guide to Urban Farming Farming in an urban area?  You'll want to check out the newly renovated Guide to Urban Farming for 2016. The guide is designed to inform urban farmers about advocating for urban agriculture, accessing and reclaiming land, producing food and farm products in city…

 

NYRP Gardens for the City Program

TRANSFORM YOUR GREEN SPACE   NYRP helps transform a schoolyard. Is there a community space in your neighborhood you’d like to see transformed? If so, apply for help from NYRP below. We provide support for project of various scales—from building a few vegetables beds to large-scale restoration work.  Through the   Gardens for the City   program, NYRP helps…

 

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…