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2023 GreenThumb Relicensing

2023 GreenThumb Relicensing: Survey, Q&A Sessions, and Next Steps 

Hello GreenThumb Community Gardeners located on NYC Parks property! 

NYC Parks GreenThumb hopes this garden season is treating you well and you are staying cool! It may be hard to believe, but it is already time to begin thinking about the next license agreement period as the current license agreement nears its end on December 31, 2022. GreenThumb is kickstarting the 2023 relicensing process with a survey and Q&A sessions (details below). We would like to remind you that the GreenThumb License Agreement grants the garden group legal permission to garden on NYC Parks property. 

Please share this information with your garden membership widely! Communications and related documents are available in other languages upon request. 

2019-2022 GreenThumb License Agreement Survey 

We have created a survey for garden contacts, garden leaders, members, and anyone involved in the more than 370 community gardens owned by NYC Parks. This survey will help us understand your familiarity with the rules and regulations governing these spaces and provide clarifications as we approach the next relicensing cycle. 

The deadline is Friday, August 19th, 2022 to submit your comments! The online version of the survey can be found at and paper copies are provided by mail to all the designated garden contacts. Please share this survey broadly! Translations are available in PDFs listed below and the survey is currently available online in both English and Spanish (the language toggle is in the top-right if browsing via desktop or top-left if in mobile).

To submit paper copies of the survey, turn in at an in-person GreenThumb workshop or please mail to: 

NYC Parks, Attn: GreenThumb 

The Arsenal 

830 5th Avenue 

New York, NY 10065  

GreenThumb Q&A Sessions 

Attend one of our Q&A Sessions with GreenThumb to ask questions about GreenThumb policies, resources, and the License Agreement. We ask that all attendees first review the GreenThumb License Agreement and the Gardeners’ Handbook. GreenThumb will also be sending out information on a video tutorial to walk gardeners through the License Agreement. This video tutorial will be provided in advance to gardeners who RSVP below for any session.   

Please go to or call our office to RSVP at 212-602-5300 

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – virtual 
  • Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – virtual  
  • Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 – 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – virtual  
  • Monday, October 3rd, 2022 – 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – virtual  
  • Saturday, November 5th, 2022, – 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. – in-person, location TBA

* You may request interpretation services at least 3 weeks in advance for any Q&A Session for any language during the RSVP process. 

Next Steps and What to Expect 

As the garden group’s designated contact, it is your responsibility to communicate announcements from GreenThumb to the group and to help facilitate the 2023 relicensing of the garden. Please find below a timeline for the 2023 Relicensing process: 

Jul. 14th – Aug. 19th, 2022: Submit Responses to 2019-2022 GreenThumb License Agreement Survey 

Sep. 13th – Nov. 13th, 2022: Attend one Q&A Session (watch video tutorial before your session) 

By December 31st, 2022: Submit complete 2023 Relicensing package to GreenThumb 

We will continue sending updates to all garden contacts for GreenThumb gardens located wholly or partially on NYC Parks’ property. Please keep an eye out for these important updates. 

Caring for a GreenThumb community garden is an important form of community service and we thank you for taking on this responsibility to make your neighborhood and our city a better place. GreenThumb is here to support garden groups however we can, and we are thankful for the opportunity to get to work with dedicated New Yorkers like you. 



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