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November 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Know Waste Lands

About the Garden: Know Waste Lands is a community compost site and wildlife garden in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The garden is a space for neighborhood social and ecological action towards community envisioned solutions to the challenges faced by local residents. Through sustainable practices and habitat restoration, Know Waste Lands grows community, “creating a garden where human and non-human interactions are based on…

 

GrowTogether 2019 T-shirt Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED to December 16

Submit your artwork to the GrowTogether T-shirt Contest for our 35th Annual conference! The theme is: Roots, Shoots, and Fruits: Celebrating Generations of Gardening . The winning design will appear on the 2019 GrowTogether t-shirts, worn by hundreds of gardeners all over the city. The winners will receive: a t-shirt with their design, framed certificate, Parks swag (reusable bag, hat, and more!).  All are…

 

Apply for the 2019 Uprooting Racism Training - Deadline: December 16

Facilitated by the Interactive Institute for Social Change (IISC) and Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm , Uprooting Racism will be a practical training for community garden leaders to address racism in our communities. We will delve into the history of our community gardens and look at our personal and collective roles as stewards of the land and as facilitators. During the workshop we will develop tangible action plans for uprooting…

 

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…

 

October 2018 - Art in the Gardens - Howard Garden

Howard Garden, a community garden in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, has been a place for the residents of Howard Avenue to come together to listen to poetry readings and take in the interesting sights the garden has the offer.  From a wooden train that doubles as a playset for children to the drawings and paintings lighthouses, Howard Garden invites people are all ages to explore its art.    In…

 

GreenThumb Safe Soil Gardening Requirements

Growing food in urban soils can be a challenge, and it is important that all food grown in GreenThumb gardens is done so in the safest manner possible. To help educate and support GreenThumb gardeners in growing food in the safest way, we have summarized GreenThumb’s requirements and best practices here, and in more detail, in the attached document. Please take a look and contact your Outreach Coordinator if you have…

 

Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing

Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing As we get ready for the 2019 relicensing of all GreenThumb community gardens, we’d like to inform you that GreenThumb will be requiring all community garden groups under Parks jurisdiction to submit copies of their bylaws to their Outreach Coordinators as a prerequisite to being licensed. We will be offering workshops on group structure and bylaws every quarter during 2018,…