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GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference 2017

33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference "Sustaining Garden Legacies" March 25, 2017 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Hostos Community College 450 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451 Come celebrate the official kick-off of the community gardening season in New York City. The day will be packed with 30+ workshops on garden related topics including: food systems…


GrowTogether Keynote Speakers

GreenThumb is excited to announce our 2017 GrowTogether Conference keynote speakers will be Tony Hillery and Kadiatou Ba.  Tony Hillery Bio Tony Hillery is the Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Tony founded Harlem Grown to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary school students in Harlem. In 2011, Tony began volunteering with a local elementary school and was…


Snow Removal: Gardener Responsibilities

Clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of gardens after a winter weather event is the responsibility of all gardeners.  GreenThumb's designated garden contacts should work with their memberships to make plans for snow and ice removal before and after a winter weather event.  A failure to clear sidewalks in front of gardens located on City-owned property is a violation of GreenThumb rules and the license…


Download the Spring Program Guide

The GreenThumb Spring Program Guide is now available from our website.  Please download it HERE  and if you would like to be added to the print mailing list please sign up HERE or call 212-602-5317.


CCNYC Community-Scale Compost Grants

In collaboration with the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board and Borough President Gale Brewer, Citizens Committee for New York City is awarding grants of up to $750 to start or expand compost projects in NYC.   Groups such as community gardens, schools, tenant associations, and community organizations in all five boroughs are eligible for the grant. Grant funds can be used to build compost bins, purchase other…

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