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Snow and Ice Removal Responsibilities at GreenThumb Community Gardens

A friendly reminder about snow and ice removal responsibilities at GreenThumb gardens.
As a licensee to the space, the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks following a winter weather event is the responsibility of GreenThumb gardeners. Keeping pedestrian corridors in front of gardens clear and passable is not only important in keeping members of your community safe, but it's also the law. A failure to clear the sidewalks in front of gardens located on City-owned property is a violation of the GreenThumb license and of the NYC Administrative Code. In addition, the Department of Sanitation requires that snow and ice be removed according to the attached schedule.
 
Garden maintenance and stewardship reflects on us all as members of the gardening community. I encourage all garden groups to develop a snow removal plan now to insure that they have a process in place to quickly remove snow and ice when it comes.
 
When clearing sidewalks, please be sure to dress warmly, take breaks, and not overdo it. If your garden group would like assistance in developing a plan, please contact your Outreach Coordinator, who will be glad to provide assistance. 
 
To support garden groups in meeting this responsibility, GreenThumb will once again distribute snow shovels and calcium chloride at the Winter Supply Distribution on October 27th.
*Details are included in pdf and link below.

Winter Supply Distribution

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