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GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook 2021

The 2021 Edition of the  GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook  is a resource for community gardeners and the general public that covers a variety of topics, including event planning, construction work, accepting donations, selling garden produce, tree pruning, garden bylaws, and much more. The handbook includes many, but not all, GreenThumb, NYC Parks, New York City, and New York State best practices, policies, and laws that…

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2021 Community Growers Grant Program

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets  are  now  accepting proposals for projects of up to $50,000  for their 2021  Community Growers Grant  Program. For this round of funding, they are accepting qualifying proposals on a rolling basis until funding is expended. They recommend applying in May (the earlier the better), but note applications should be received no later…

 

UPDATED: Important Service Changes

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. Due to this, GreenThumb is making important service changes, to ensure the health and safety of our partners and the public. You can learn more, including how to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, on the  CDC  or  NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene webpage .  Please visit this page to stay…

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ACTUALIZADO: Cambios Importantes en el Servicio

La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha declarado pandemia la enfermedad COVID-19, conocida como coronavirus. Por esta razón, GreenThumb ha implementado cambios importantes en el servicio para asegurar la salud y la seguridad del público y la de nuestros colaboradores. Puede aprender más del tema para ayudar a parar el coronavirus en las páginas web del Centro de Control de Enfermedades (CDC) o el…

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How to Join a GreenThumb Community Garden

New York City is home to over 550 unique public green spaces that are stewarded by thousands of volunteer community members. Known as community gardens, these oases are hubs for growing fruits and vegetables, holding cultural and social events, preserving biodiversity, and appreciating the outdoors with neighbors and friends. Each and every community garden is all volunteer-led, self-governing, and represents the talents, creativity,…

 

Event Listing Request

Event Listing Request Events are a fun way to involve the community, get to know your neighbors, and increase membership. Past events at community gardens around the city have included art shows, movie nights, live music, children’s Halloween celebrations, farmers markets, harvest festivals, volunteer events, poetry readings, and more. If your garden group is planning an event after the applicable deadlines below,…

 

Composting Safety and Resource Guides

COVID-19 Composting Safety Guide Many GreenThumb gardens host volunteer-run community composting operations or host food scrap drop-off sites. Due to COVID-19, curbside organics collection by the NYC Department of Sanitation is temporarily suspended and some food scrap drop-offs are currently closed. Because of these changes in the composting landscape, GreenThumb gardeners are seeing a growing public interest in composting at…

 
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