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Community Board Applications for the 2017 - 2019 Term

As hand-on volunteers with deep community ties, GreenThumb gardeners are great candidates to serve on boards, which play an important advisory role on neighborhood issues including land use, city budgets, local service provision, and other community issues.    Community boards are consulted when new gardens are begun, and they identify funding priorities in neighborhoods every year during the City budget process.…

 

Volunteer at GrowTogether

GreenThumb’s annual GrowTogether Conference is fast approaching and we are seeking volunteers for the day! Come celebrate the official kick-off of the community gardening season in New York City. The day will be packed with more than 30 workshops on garden-related topics including food systems, education, vegetable growing techniques, and garden design for the present and future. The conference will also include kids’…

 

Partnerships for Parks - Capacity Fund Grants

Partnerships for Parks makes small grants of up to $5,000 to strengthen the outreach, membership, and program-planning capacity of community groups who care for their neighborhood parks in all five boroughs of New York City. This initiative is made possible by City Parks Foundation thanks to the Parks Equity Initiative of the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. DEADLINES…

 

Alcorn State University: Research on African American Farmers

The Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center , which is located at  Alcorn State University, is a national center that was created to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and to improve their success. They are conducting a research study on the participation of African American farmers in programs, which are sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.…

 

GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council 2017

GreenThumb is launching its third year of the Youth Leadership Council. The (YLC) is a free program designed for high school youth 14-21 years old and college students to volunteer in a GreenThumb community garden located throughout the five boroughs. The program will take place during the spring/summer of 2017. The YLC is a great way to give back to the community, earn community service hours, make friends, learn new skills,…

 

Print Guide Changes: Take Action Now!

Would you like to continue to receive the paper version of our quarterly program guide?  Please call the office at (212) 602-5317 and leave a clear and full message with your address or you can use the link HERE to sign up online and continue to receive our print guide in the mail each quarter.  Please consider keeping GreenThumb green and sign up for the email version or our guide HERE .

 
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