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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. Known as community gardens, these oases are hubs for growing fruits and vegetables, holding cultural and social events, preserving biodiversity, and appreciating the outdoors with neighbors and friends. Each and every community garden is all volunteer-led, self-governing, and represents the talents, creativity,…

 

Event Listing Request

Event Listing Request Events are a fun way to involve the community, get to know your neighbors, and increase membership. Past events at community gardens around the city have included art shows, movie nights, live music, children’s Halloween celebrations, farmers markets, harvest festivals, volunteer events, poetry readings, and more. If your garden group is planning an event after the applicable deadlines below,…

 

Composting Safety and Resource Guides

COVID-19 Composting Safety Guide Many GreenThumb gardens host volunteer-run community composting operations or host food scrap drop-off sites. Due to COVID-19, curbside organics collection by the NYC Department of Sanitation is temporarily suspended and some food scrap drop-offs are currently closed. Because of these changes in the composting landscape, GreenThumb gardeners are seeing a growing public interest in composting at…

 

GreenThumb Growing Food Toolkit PDFs

Updated July 2020   GreenThumb supports community gardeners in growing food through educational workshops and materials. Below you will find most of our workshop handouts, as well as many resources from partnering organizations, on topics related to food production. We will continue to add to this page and update our educational resources as time and capacity allows. For links to video recordings of our…

 

GreenThumb Growing Food Toolkit

Updated May 2021 GreenThumb supports community gardeners in growing food through educational workshops and materials. Below you will find many of our workshop handouts and webinar recordings, as well as many resources from partnering organizations, on topics related to food production. We will continue to add to this page and update our educational resources as time and capacity allows. For links to additional webinar…

 

GreenThumb Webinar Video Recordings

To watch 2020 webinar recordings, please scroll down. 2021 GreenThumb Webinars January 26:  Crop Planning 101 Facilitated by Mara Gittleman (NYC Parks GreenThumb) and Ciara Sidell (Randall's Island Park Alliance Urban Farm) January 28:  Make it Rain: Grants for your Green Space Facilitated by Di Cui (Citizens Committee for NYC), and Michael Mullaley (Partnerships for…

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GreenThumb Garden Group Development Toolkit

GreenThumb supports community gardeners in organizing their garden groups through educational workshops and materials. Below you will find many of our workshop handouts and webinar recordings, as well as many resources from partnering organizations, on topics related to group development. We will continue to add to this page and update our educational resources as time and capacity allows. For links to additional webinar…

 
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