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Register for GrowTogether 2019

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 35th annual GrowTogether Conference and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops on garden related topics and activities including a seed swap (bring your seeds to share!), kids’ activities, vegetable growing techniques, and new lunchtime meetups and intensives. Gardeners who bring their…

 

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…

 

GreenThumb Volunteer Opportunity

Join GreenThumb to help clean up Brooklyn community gardens in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area on Saturday, April 20, in preparation for Earth Day on April 22!   We need volunteers to rebuild raised beds, organize tool sheds, and clean gardens in preparation for the 2019 planting season. To get involved, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Eddie Glass: Edward.Glass@parks.nyc.gov or Project and Design…

 

GreenThumb Gardeners Handbook 2019

The 2019 edition of the GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook answers frequently asked questions regarding a variety of topics, including accepting donations, selling garden produce, tree pruning, and garden bylaws. The handbook is a one-stop-shop for all GreenThumb, NYC Parks, NYC, and NY State policies and laws that govern community gardens in the GreenThumb network. GreenThumb is grateful for the immense time and effort…

 

2019 Urban Agriculture World Summit

Learn about the planned 2019 Urban Agriculture World Summit and what Nerima City, Tokyo is doing to promote urban agriculture by visiting the Nerima City's website .  Urban agriculture plays an increasingly important role in many cities around the world, including New York City.  In November 2019, Nerima City, Tokyo, Japan will host the Urban Agriculture World Summit, an opportunity to learn and share with…

 

Volunteer at GrowTogether 2019!

We are seeking dedicated volunteers to assist at the 35th Annual GrowTogether on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.    Volunteer Requirements: You must be 18 or older. Available to help at the conference the entire time, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. *Breakfast, lunch, and a t-shirt will be provided. We are recruiting volunteers to help with…

 

November 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Know Waste Lands

About the Garden: Know Waste Lands is a community compost site and wildlife garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The garden is a space for neighborhood social and ecological action towards community envisioned solutions to the challenges faced by local residents. Through sustainable practices and habitat restoration, Know Waste Lands grows community, “creating a garden where human and non-human interactions are based on…

 
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