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Year in Review: NYC Parks' GreenThumb Continues Support for Community Gardens with Additions, Expansions, and Renovations in 2021

GreenThumb added three brand new gardens, delivered 300,000 seeds and 100,000 plant starts, and installed hundreds of raised garden beds in 2021 FY22 PlayFair funding contributed to 24 garden overhauls and renovations in 2021 – up from 10 in 2019, and 15 in 2020 NYC PARKS PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 12, 2022 No. 1 YEAR IN REVIEW: NYC…

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Submit a Workshop Proposal for Part II of the 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

Workshop proposals are being accepted until Friday, January 28, 2022 for the second part of the 38th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference taking place in-person in April 2022!  The conference is planned as a two-part series: Virtual panels and webinars will be hosted for a week in February and hands-on workshops and activities will take place in the spring in…

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UPDATED: Important Service Changes

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. Due to this, GreenThumb is making important service changes, to ensure the health and safety of our partners and the public. You can learn more, including how to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, on the  CDC  or  NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene webpage .  Please visit this page to stay…

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ACTUALIZADO: Cambios Importantes en el Servicio

La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha declarado pandemia la enfermedad COVID-19, conocida como coronavirus. Por esta razón, GreenThumb ha implementado cambios importantes en el servicio para asegurar la salud y la seguridad del público y la de nuestros colaboradores. Puede aprender más del tema para ayudar a parar el coronavirus en las páginas web del Centro de Control de Enfermedades (CDC) o el…

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How to Start a GreenThumb Community Garden

For those interested in starting a new community garden or farm, please fill out the New Garden Intake Form with details about the site and proposed community garden. This form helps us determine what efforts might already be underway and best helps us give you guidance on where to begin. Please keep in mind that there are already more than  550 community gardens and farms  registered with NYC Parks GreenThumb across New…

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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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Gardener Resources

Resources for GreenThumb Community Gardeners Educational Resources GreenThumb Growing Food Toolkit -  Includes dozens of readings and resources about growing food in a garden. Topics include crop planning, starting seeds, pest management, building raised beds, and more. GreenThumb Group Development Toolkit - GreenThumb supports community gardeners in organizing their garden groups through educational…

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