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42nd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair

Mark your calendars for the  42nd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair   on Saturday, Septe mber 18, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  at  Pleasant Village Community Garden , located at 342 Pleasant Avenue, between 118th & 119th Streets, one block East of First Ave.,  East Harlem, NYC, NY 10035.   Join us to  celebrate GreenThumb gardeners as the community gardening…

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GreenThumb Winter Supply Distribution

The GreenThumb Winter Supply Distribution returns in person on Saturday, October 23rd / 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.!   GreenThumb garden groups: RSVP at: The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. At GreenThumb, the health and safety of our partners and the public is always our top concern. We ask that all attendees…


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 Start a GreenThumb Community Garden

For those interested in starting a new community garden or farm, please fill out the New Garden Intake Form with details about the site and proposed community garden. This form helps us determine what efforts might already be underway and best helps us give you guidance on where to begin. Please keep in mind that there are already more than  550 community gardens and farms  registered with NYC Parks GreenThumb across New…

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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…


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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