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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…

 

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,…

 

Cornell Small Farms Program - Guide to Urban Farming

    Newly Updated! Guide to Urban Farming Farming in an urban area?  You'll want to check out the newly renovated Guide to Urban Farming for 2016. The guide is designed to inform urban farmers about advocating for urban agriculture, accessing and reclaiming land, producing food and farm products in city…