Green Guerillas is hard at work organizing plant giveaways for community gardeners in the East Village, Central Brooklyn, and the South Bronx. Our giveaways will feature custom-seeded organic fruit and vegetable seedlings and herbs, including varieties that are drought resistant and hardy enough to thrive in NYC growing conditions. A selection of flowers will help community gardeners add splashes of color to garden beds.
In May we will invite community gardeners to come together to pick up plants and seeds, get information on growing techniques, and trade garden stories. Community gardeners continually tell us the plants they get at GGs giveaways help boost their community garden-grown harvests in important ways.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION to support these important giveaways.
Interested in supporting community gardeners and pitching in at food-growing community gardens? Engage in a summer of service with Green Guerillas! Our team will focus on food access, urban agriculture, and youth organizing in Central Brooklyn and Western Queens.
These full time positions run from June 3rd through August 30th. AmeriCorps members will receive a bi-weekly stipend of $492.77 and receive an education award of $1,468 upon successful completion of the term of service. Monthly Metro cards will be provided.
For more information, and how to apply, please click here
Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer invite you to apply for grants to start, expand and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City!
Grants of up to $750 will be awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Groups eligible for funding include community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, housing development groups, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and private businesses. Grants can be used to purchase materials to start or expand upon a composting program.
Applications are due by March 22, 2013, and are available online here:
Grantees will be announced in April 2013.
Questions? Contact Sabine at firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-822-9578.
Attention community gardeners: GrowNYC is presenting a series of workshops on stormwater management.
Each workshop is two hours long, and there are 3 opportunities to attend:
Wednesday, February 6th at 6pm — New York Botanical Garden (Bronx). Registration required; e-mail email@example.com or call 718.817.8026
Wednesday, February 27th at 6pm — Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Registration is required; enroll here: https://classes.bbg.org/CourseStatus.awp?&course=13WGBRH
Saturday, April 11th at 11am– Queens Botanical Garden. Registration required; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-886-3800 x.230
Please RSVP using the information provided above, not to Green Guerillas. Click here for more details.
Interesting stories about community gardens all around the globe:
Inspiring video from the UK on why community gardens are so good for our communities
Some tips to keep in mind when starting a community garden
A community gardening mentoring program in Winston, NC
Urban Greens gives Cincinnati customers the opportunity to grow their own produce