We offer free in-person and virtual workshops year-round, open to all. Please see links below for more information and to RSVP.
OCTOBER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
October 18, Webinar
Building the Garden: Advocating for Discretionary Funding (Part 1 of 2)
October 19: Manhattan
Growing Mushrooms in the Garden - SOLD OUT
October 22: Queens
The Soul of Food: For the Love of Grains
October 27: Webinar
Loving Ourselves, The Plants, and Our Ancestors
October 29: Multiple Locations
GreenThumb Winter Supply Distribution
This distribution is only for registered GreenThumb gardens. Gardens in schools, NYCHA developments, or privately-owned yards are not eligible.
Find out about all the GreenThumb workshops happening in the coming months in our Fall Program Guide. Visit our Events page for information on these workshops, as well as ones by our partners and hosted by garden groups at GreenThumb community gardens throughout the city. Enjoy our past recorded webinars on our YouTube channel.
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. You can get involved by joining the garden as a member or volunteer. Find your nearest community garden with the GreenThumb Garden Map on our website. Search the map to see all the GreenThumb community gardens throughout NYC or view a list of all the gardens by borough. Find the information for each garden including the Outreach Coordinator and their contact information, open hours, as well as the garden group's website or social media information, if applicable.
For more information on what to expect when visiting or joining a GreenThumb garden, visit our website. To learn the basics of joining a community garden from longtime GreenThumb community gardeners, you can watch the How to Join a Community Garden webinars on our YouTube channel. If you need any help with finding a community garden to join, please contact email@example.com.
COVID-19 POLICY UPDATES
The community gardening season is finally here, so we have recently updated the COVID-19 policies for community gardens operating on NYC Parks property on our website here (Leer versión en Español).
GreenThumb is incorporating the NYC COVID-19 Alert Levels provided by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene when trying to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at community gardens on NYC Parks property. GreenThumb continues to monitor the changes in risk level, and are prepared to increase COVID-19 prevention measures, such as restoring reduced capacity limits, if the risk level increases.
Community gardens operating on NYC Parks property have resumed the standard GreenThumb requirements for open hours and public access until October 31, 2022. Details can be found on the GreenThumb website.
GREENTHUMB YOUTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL PROGRAM
This is an opportunity for youth ages 14-21 to volunteer at a community garden during the spring and summer. GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council participants will learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden. Youth will also work on a project in the garden that will involve gaining skills such as carpentry, composting, environmental stewardship, community organizing, and event management.
To apply, visit the Youth Leadership Council page on the Generation NYC website. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and in the “Choose a YLC to apply for” dropdown menu, select Green Thumb (it’s the last one listed). Apply and you will be matched with a local community garden!
The application deadline is rolling.
If you have any questions, please email Lila Elman - GreenThumb Youth Engagement Coordinator at: Lila.Elman@parks.nyc.gov.
GROWING FOOD TOOLKIT
GreenThumb supports community gardeners in growing food through educational workshops and materials. The GreenThumb Growing Food Toolkit has many of our workshop handouts, webinar recordings, and many resources from partnering organizations including: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, and Truelove Seeds, on topics related to food production. We will continue to add to this page and update our educational resources as time and capacity allows.
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