Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer have partnered to offer grants to start, expand and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City.
Grants of up to $750 are 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.
Click HERE for an application and more information.
Applications are due March 27th.
March 3rd, 6 pm to 8 pm
at Downtown Community Television – 87 Lafayette Street in Manhattan
Green Guerillas members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters – please join us on March 3rd for an evening of conversation.
Hear about GGs program plans. Help us kick off our Grow Vertical NYC Campaign. Learn about community garden success stories. Hear about garden preservation efforts. Enjoy free food and refreshments.
Free raffle with great prizes!
The team at the amazing Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service is looking for an assistant farm manager to help manage this 1 acre production farm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. For the right person, this is a great opportunity to farm, manage a CSA, teach, and mentor. Apply by February 15th.
Click HERE for more information.
The City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) recently published a list of 181 sites available for developers to build housing through their New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP). Seventeen of the selected sites are currently active community gardens, while more than 750 sites in HPD’s inventory were not included on the list.
Community gardeners are urging the City to remove the community garden sites from the development list.
The NYC Community Garden Coalition is organizing a rally on February 10th at 9 am on the steps of City Hall. Come out and show your support for community gardeners.
596 Acres has done a great job mapping the sites and mapping the HPD sites – click HERE.
Our neighborhoods need community gardens AND affordable housing!
Learn to be a farmer – right in Brooklyn!
The Youth Farm offers one of NYC’s only farm training programs for beginning farmers. No prior experience necessary — just a passion for food systems change, a willingness to work hard, and ability to commit to our intensive program.
Info session with farmer Molly Culver on January 28th, 6 pm to 8 pm at 61 Local (61 Bergen Street in Brooklyn). Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Click HERE for an application – applications are due February 1st..