Visit the Cornell Waste Management Institute’s Healthy Soils page to learn more about urban soil contaminants and healthy gardening practices, including the 10 Best Practices for Healthy Gardening in both English and Spanish.
We publish a quarterly Program Guide that lists all GreenThumb workshops, supply distributions, Greening Partner events, as well as other important community gardening news.
Download the Summer Program Guide.
If you are a GreenThumb community gardener, you may also request to receive a paper copy of our Program Guide in the mail. If you wish to receive the paper version of our quarterly Program Guide, please fill out this form.
You can also access our archives to see past workshops and events.
GreenThumb Gardener’s Handbook
This book covers all of the ins and outs of running a GreenThumb community garden. It includes registration requirements, essays from community gardeners, citywide polices, tip sheets from the New York Botanical Gardens and Just Food, and more.
This guide provides information on getting a school garden up and running and including curriculum, horticulture, and fundraising ideas.
This guidebook provides the guidelines for building Parks Department-approved structures as well as directions and polices for building a “gardenhaus.”
A tutorial for building a simple compost bench.