GreenThumb

The largest community gardening program in the nation

Publications

Healthy Gardening

Visit the Cornell Waste Management Institute’s Healthy Soils page to learn more about urban soil contaminants and healthy gardening practices, including the 10 Best Practices for Healthy Gardening in both English and Spanish.

Program Guide

We publish a quarterly Program Guide that lists all GreenThumb workshops, giveaways, Greening Partner events, as well as other important community gardening news.

Download the current Program Guide

You can also access our archives to see past workshops and events.

About GreenThumb Brochure

GreenThumb Gardener’s Handbook

This book covers all of the ins and outs of running a GreenThumb community garden. It includes registration requirements, essays from community gardeners, citywide polices, tip sheets from the New York Botanical Gardens and Just Food, and more.

School Garden Resource Guide

This guide provides information on getting a school garden up and running and including curriculum, horticulture, and fundraising ideas.

GreenThumb Structures Guidebook

This guidebook provides the guidelines for building Parks Department-approved structures as well as directions and polices for building a “gardenhaus.”

Building a Compost Bench

A tutorial for building a simple compost bench.