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2023 GreenThumb Relicensing

2023 GreenThumb Relicensing: Survey, Q&A Sessions, and Next Steps  Hello GreenThumb Community Gardeners located on NYC Parks property!  NYC Parks GreenThumb hopes this garden season is treating you well and you are staying cool! It may be hard to believe, but it is already time to begin thinking about the next license agreement period as the current license agreement nears its…

 

Save the Date for the 2022 GreenThumb Harvest Fair!

Mark your calendars for the 43rd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 24th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at  Friends of Brook Park Community Garden  in the Bronx! Join us to celebrate GreenThumb gardeners as the community gardening season comes to a close with workshops, greening partners, and more. Stay tuned to our website here and on our social media channels ( Instagram , Facebook , Twitter ) for more…

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2022 GreenThumb Harvest Fair Competition

GreenThumb gardeners, if you think you've grown an award-winning vegetable, flower, or herb, then enter the 2022 Harvest Fair Competition! This year's competition will be hybrid. You can submit up to 10 different entries in total. The Harvest Fair Contest submissions of vegetables, flowers, and herbs can be submitted digitally by email to greenthumbinfo@parks.nyc.gov or send a direct message with the photos via Instagram…

 

UPDATED: Important Service Changes

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. Due to this, GreenThumb has been making important service changes in the last two years, to ensure the health and safety of our partners and the public. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 related safety, so please visit this page to stay informed of any changes. As of July 2022, COVID-19 is still a public health concern and…

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GreenThumb Summer Program Guide

The printed GreenThumb quarterly program guides are back with the 2022 Summer Program Guide for June, July, and August! Find out about GreenThumb workshops and other important community gardening news. While the in-person workshops in this program guide will not be livestreamed or recorded, GreenThumb offers additional virtual webinars year-round that you can join from anywhere. You can find them listed on our Events page .…

 

Volunteer to Help a GreenThumb Garden Grow

Join hands with GreenThumb gardeners across the city with your corporate, school, or other community group as a volunteer for one or multiple days with GreenThumb's "Help a Garden Grow" Volunteer Program! Volunteer groups can help strengthen community gardens by weeding, spreading woodchips, planting flowers, bulbs or shrubs, hosting garden clean-ups, building raised beds, providing general maintenance within the…

 

Calling all youth gardeners: Apply to the 2022 GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council

This is an opportunity for youth ages 14-21 to volunteer at a community garden during the spring and summer. GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council participants will learn firsthand from community gardeners how to maintain and grow a healthy garden. Youth will also work on a project in the garden that will involve gaining skills such as carpentry, composting, environmental stewardship, community organizing, and event…

 
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