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Art in the Gardens - 2nd annual Shed Murals project

NYC Parks GreenThumb’s Art in the Gardens is currently requesting proposals for artists to participate in the 2nd annual Shed Murals project.  The Shed Murals project is an annual initiative that has dual purpose - to provide sheds to gardens in underserved communities and enhance both new and existing sheds with beautiful artwork through cultivating collaborative relationships and partnerships between local…

 

GreenThumb Harvest Fair Competition

Do you think you've harvested an award winner? Enter the Harvest Contest on Sept. 21 at the 40th Annual Harvest Fair in any of the following categories: vegetables, flowers, art from naure, and culinary. See the link below for details on what can be entered in each category. GreenThumb 40th Annual Harvest Fair Saturday, Sept. 21 / Noon – 4:00 p.m. Registration for Harvest Fair Contest is…

 

Nominate a GreenThumb Garden for the 4th Annual Recognition Awards

GreenThumb will celebrate the 4th Annual GreenThumb Garden Recognition Awards this year. Help us honor and celebrate community gardeners who are beautifying their neighborhoods, growing healthy food, protecting the environment, and healing their communities. You can nominate a garden (including your own) for up to three (3) nominations. A single garden may be nominated for more than one award, but only three (3) total…

 

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…

 

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,…