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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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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 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,…

 

Composting Safety and Resource Guides

COVID-19 Composting Safety Guide Many GreenThumb gardens host volunteer-run community composting operations or host food scrap drop-off sites. Due to COVID-19, curbside organics collection by the NYC Department of Sanitation is temporarily suspended and some food scrap drop-offs are currently closed. Because of these changes in the composting landscape, GreenThumb gardeners are seeing a growing public interest in composting at…

 

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 COVID-19 Related News Please review Important Services Changes ( Cambios Importantes en el Servicio ) which details changes to GreenThumb’s community garden public access, COVID-19 protocols, and food distribution policies. Changes are also in place for programs and services. GreenThumb has developed a number of resources to provide guidance to garden groups…

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