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March 2019 - Art in the Gardens - Edward P. Bowman Park

About the Garden: The nonsectarian, nonprofit, Harlem organization was founded in 1994 as one of the few inner-city, urban land trusts in New York City and the United States.  They are responsible for creating and now stewarding three vest-pocket parks and community gardens, and one open-space children's playground on West 128th and 129th Streets between 5th and Lenox Avenues. These are the locations where 50+ Harlem…

 

GreenThumb Gardeners Handbook 2019

The 2019 edition of the GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook answers frequently asked questions regarding a variety of topics, including accepting donations, selling garden produce, tree pruning, and garden bylaws. The handbook is a one-stop-shop for all GreenThumb, NYC Parks, NYC, and NY State policies and laws that govern community gardens in the GreenThumb network. GreenThumb is grateful for the immense time and effort…

 

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…

 

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 in the safest manner possible. Soil contamination comes from a variety of sources, including historic use of leaded gasoline, garbage dumps, old building materials that may contain peeling paint, air and water pollution, and other sources. Visit Cornell’s Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities website for more…

 
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