The largest community gardening program in the nation

GreenThumb’s News

Congratulations to the 2020 & 2021 GreenThumb Garden Recognition Awardees!

NYC Parks GreenThumb celebrated the 5th Annual GreenThumb Garden Recognition Awards for the years 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday, October 13th. It was a lovely evening where we honored and celebrated community gardeners and longtime supporters. Congratulations to all the honorees and thank you for all your hard work and dedication in stewarding community gardens across the city!

2020 Garden Recognition Awardees
The awardees for the year 2020 were recognized for their exceptional work and efforts in overcoming the challenges that garden groups, members, and communities faced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Greening Partner Award:
    New Yorkers for Parks
  • Food for the People Award:
    Padre Plaza in the Bronx
  • Resilience Award:
    La Finca del Sur in the Bronx
  • Urban Agriculture Award:
    Bronx Hub Community Farms
  • Community Composting Award:
    Prospect Heights Community Farm in Brooklyn
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual):
    Karen Washington
  • Going the Extra Mile Group Award:
    Campos Community Garden in Manhattan 
  • Going the Extra Mile Individual Awards:
    - Benay Chisholm of Pa 'lante Community Garden in Manhattan 
    - Richard Morin of Urban Meadow in Brooklyn
    - Mike Repasch-Nieves of Edgemere Farm in Queens
    - Bruce Rivera of El Coqui Community Garden in the Bronx
    - Imrana Sayed of Hill Street Community Garden in Staten Island

2021 Garden Recognition Awardees
The awards for the year 2021 honored and celebrated community gardeners who are beautifying their neighborhoods, growing healthy food, protecting the environment, and healing their communities.

  • Rookie of the Year Award:
    Paradise Community Garden NY in Queens
  • Youth Programming Award:
    Discovery Community Garden in Queens
  • Public Art Award:
    Garden of Resilience in Queens
  • Urban Agriculture Award:
    Morning Glory in the Bronx
  • Community Engagement Award:
    East New York Advocacy for Community Gardens in Brooklyn
  • Landscape Design Award:
    9th Street Community Garden & Park in Manhattan
  • Sustainability Award:
    Maple Street Garden in Brooklyn
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Group):
    Our Little Green Acre in Manhattan

Tags: Events, Gardens

View All GreenThumb News