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November 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Humacao Community Garden

About the Garden: Started around 1994, Humacao Community Garden was named after the town in Puerto Rico that founder Miriam’s family is from.  The small structure that exists within the garden - a Casita - is a replica of the style house that can be found in Humacao and across Puerto Rico.    About the Artist: Miriam, alongside her daughter, enjoys creating art from found objects…

 

GrowTogether 2020 T-Shirt Contest

This year's theme is Sowing and Growing Neighborhoods. Pick up a pen, crayon, pencil, or whatever you use to draw, and submit your artwork to the GrowTogether T-shirt contest! The winning design will appear on the 2020 GrowTogether T-shirts, worn by hundreds of gardeners all over the City. Applicants may submit up to three entries. Application Deadline: Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 Rules: • Artwork must…

 

September 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Georgia Avenue Garden

About the Garden: Georgia Avenue Garden was founded in 1986 by the Georgia Avenue Block Association. The purpose of creating this garden was to not only beautify the block but to provide fresh produce to seniors and low-income residents in the area. This is still part of the garden’s mission to date, and gardeners work hard to keep the garden productive.     In the Spring of 2018 the garden…

 

Apply for GreenThumb Trainings

Dig deep and further your gardening knowledge and leadership skills with NYC Parks GreenThumb! GreenThumb is offering several new trainings throughout 2019 and 2020. GreenThumb Trainings are courses or certifications that fall outside of our usual year-round workshop series, are multiple days, and go in-depth on a specific subject. Most (but not all) of these programs are reserved for members of registered GreenThumb community…

 

Temporary Use Authorization FAQ

Download information about NYC Parks Temporary Authorization Permits and GreenThumb policies and recommendations for handling community garden funds. 

 

May 2019 - Art in the Gardens - First Street Garden

About the Garden: First Street Garden is a GreenThumb community garden in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.  Want to see the murals in person?  Come to our Planting Design for Gardens in the Shade workshop on Saturday June 22nd from 1 - 4PM!  If you are interested in becoming a member of First Street Garden, please contact Anthony Reuter - GreenThumb Senior Outreach Coordinator -…

 

March 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Edward P. Bowman Park

About the Garden: The nonsectarian, nonprofit, Harlem organization was founded in 1994 as one of the few inner-city, urban land trusts in New York City and the United States.  They are responsible for creating and now stewarding three vest-pocket parks and community gardens, and one open-space children's playground on West 128th and 129th Streets between 5th and Lenox Avenues. These are the locations where 50+ Harlem…

 
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