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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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42nd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair

Mark your calendars for the  42nd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair   on Saturday, Septe mber 18, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at  Pleasant Village Community Garden   in East Harlem.  Join us to celebrate GreenThumb gardeners as the community gardening season comes to a close with workshops, greening partners, and more!  Stay tuned to this page  and our  social…

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GreenThumb Community Garden Accessibility Guide

The new Community Garden Accessibility Guide  was created to help with the creation of inclusive community gardens where everyone can enjoy the full mental and physical benefits of urban gardening. Given the limited resources available for most community gardens, we attempt to illustrate options for accessibility that can easily be achieved without expensive equipment or cost prohibitive materials. Each chapter contains…

 

GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook 2021

The 2021 Edition of the  GreenThumb Gardeners' Handbook  is a resource for community gardeners and the general public that covers a variety of topics, including event planning, construction work, accepting donations, selling garden produce, tree pruning, garden bylaws, and much more. The handbook includes many, but not all, GreenThumb, NYC Parks, New York City, and New York State best practices, policies, and laws that…

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Community Garden Bike Tour Maps

NYC Parks GreenThumb  partnered with  NYC Department of Transportation  in May to celebrate  Bike Month  with a series of socially distanced community garden bike tours along with the release of a number of self-guided bike tour maps (available for download at the links below). Self-Guided Community Garden Bike Tour Maps: South Bronx Eastern Brooklyn Harlem…

 

How to Join a GreenThumb Community Garden

New York City is home to over 550 unique public green spaces that are stewarded by thousands of volunteer community members. Known as community gardens, these oases are hubs for growing fruits and vegetables, holding cultural and social events, preserving biodiversity, and appreciating the outdoors with neighbors and friends. Each and every community garden is all volunteer-led, self-governing, and represents the talents, creativity,…

 
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