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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…

 

Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing

Bylaws Requirements for the 2019 Relicensing GreenThumb requires all community garden groups under Parks jurisdiction to submit copies of their bylaws to their Outreach Coordinators as a prerequisite to being licensed. We offer workshops on group structure and bylaws and we encourage members of your garden groups to attend these workshops if you haven’t already. This is a great opportunity to bolster the strength of…

 

GreenThumb NYC Parks - Events FAQ

What is an event that requires GreenThumb notification? Events are any planned occasions where the garden group or its partners open the garden gates and invite in members of the public. And these policies only apply to gardens on NYC Parks property. Gardens located entirely on a land trust, other city agency, or private property are not required to complete the event form, but we welcome your event submissions and can…

 

GreenThumb Links

OPEN GARDEN DAY NYC This year, NYC Parks GreenThumb’s annual Open Garden Day NYC will be a week long virtual celebration. GreenThumb will host a series of virtual garden tours across NYC throughout the week leading up to Open Garden Day on our  Instagram (@greenthumbgrows)  and  Facebook (@GreenThumbNYC)  pages. On Saturday, August 1, we will host a special day of programming on …

 
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