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NYCHA's Tompkins Houses - Senior Retreat Garden, Brooklyn

Garden Design Principles for Supporting Student Learning

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Open Garden Day NYC: Reproducing Plants

NYCHA – Grant HousesTranquil Ground Garden, Manhattan

Open Garden Day NYC: North Brooklyn Gardens Bike Tour

Red Shed Garden, Brooklyn, Java Street Community Garden, Brooklyn, La Casita Verde, , Powers St. Community Garden, Brooklyn, Green Dome, Brooklyn, Sunshine Community Garden, Brooklyn, El Puente: Espiritu Tierra Community Garden, Brooklyn

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Open Garden Day NYC 2022

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual GreenThumb Open Garden Day NYC on Saturday, June 4th and June 5th (rain or shine) at community gardens across the city! For more information, including a map of all the gardens, activities being offered, and times, please visit the  Open Garden Day NYC events page .  We are still seeking community gardens across the city to participate in this special day and to schedule a free…


Community Garden Bike Tours 2022

In partnership with  NYC Department of Transportation  (NYC DOT) and help from Transportation Alternatives , we are offering a series of community garden bike tours throughout the city starting in May to celebrate  Bike Month ! These tours will then be released as self-guided bike tour maps. Please see below for more information and links to download last year's community garden bike maps.  2022…


Volunteer to Help a GreenThumb Garden Grow

Join hands with GreenThumb gardeners across the city with your corporate, school, or other community group as a volunteer for one or multiple days with GreenThumb's "Help a Garden Grow" Volunteer Program! Volunteer groups can help strengthen community gardens by weeding, spreading woodchips, planting flowers, bulbs or shrubs, hosting garden clean-ups, building raised beds, providing general maintenance within the…


Calling all youth gardeners: Apply to the 2022 GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council

This is an opportunity for youth ages 14-21 to volunteer at a community garden during the spring and summer. GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council participants will learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden. Youth will also work on a project in the garden that will involve gaining skills such as carpentry, composting, environmental stewardship, community organizing, and event…


UPDATED: Important Service Changes

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. Due to this, GreenThumb has been making important service changes in the last two years, to ensure the health and safety of our partners and the public. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 related safety, so please visit this page to stay informed of any changes. GreenThumb is incorporating the NYC COVID-19 Alert Levels…

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ACTUALIZADO: Cambios Importantes en el Servicio

La Organización Mundial de la Salud declaró como pandemia a la enfermedad por COVID-19, conocida como coronavirus. Debido a esto, GreenThumb hizo cambios importantes en el servicio en los últimos dos años para garantizar la salud y la seguridad de nuestros socios y del público. Continuaremos monitoreando la seguridad relacionada con el COVID-19, así que visite esta página para estar…

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GreenThumb Community Garden Accessibility Guide

The new Community Garden Accessibility Guide  was created to help with the creation of inclusive community gardens where everyone can enjoy the full mental and physical benefits of urban gardening. Given the limited resources available for most community gardens, we attempt to illustrate options for accessibility that can easily be achieved without expensive equipment or cost prohibitive materials. Each chapter contains…

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