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 pertain to community gardens in the GreenThumb network. Gathering these topics and policies in one place helps gardeners in creating and sustaining these thriving public spaces. Gardeners have informed policies, guidelines, and protocols included in this Handbook, and GreenThumb is grateful for the immense time and grassroot effort community gardeners put into making gardens beautiful, productive, and community-centric for more than 40 years.
The Handbook is available to all garden members and members of the public in digital form here on our website and will soon be available at the same link in multiple languages.
A summary of updates to the 2021 GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook is available here and at the link below.
- Download 2021 Handbook Updates Summary (PDF, 212 KB)