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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…

 

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…

 

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,…

 

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…