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Register for GrowTogether 2019

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 35th annual GrowTogether Conference and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops on garden related topics and activities including a seed swap (bring your seeds to share!), kids’ activities, vegetable growing techniques, and new lunchtime meetups and intensives. Gardeners who bring their…

 

Snow and Ice Removal Responsibilities at GreenThumb Community Gardens

A friendly reminder about snow and ice removal responsibilities at GreenThumb gardens. As a licensee to the space, the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks following a winter weather event is the responsibility of GreenThumb gardeners. Keeping pedestrian corridors in front of gardens clear and passable is not only important in keeping members of your community safe, but it's also the law. A failure to clear the sidewalks…

 

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,…