Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for City residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 as well as access to City services from the Departments of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Sanitation.
Past Love Your Block grantees have received assistance with City services such as trash collection, vacant lot cleanup, graffiti removal, dead tree removal, tree planting, providing wood chip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, traffic safety surveys, and more.
CLICK HERE for more info and an application.
February 5th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Community Church of New York
40 E. 35th St in Manhattan
Hear about Green Guerillas program plans. Learn about community garden success stories. Get information about resources for you and your neighbors. Enjoy free food and refreshments.
Please join us on February 5th to help strengthen our collective action – and you might even win a raffle prize!
Please click here to RSVP
This summer our youth tillers partnered with Greenthumb AmeriCorps member, Matt Mili to help students and teachers at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Boys and Girls High School break ground on a new urban farm. There are lots of ideas for the future, lots of places that can be converted into fertile spaces to grow food and build community. Green Guerillas will continue to explore ways to help keep the momentum going into 2013 and be part of this growing trend.
Green Guerillas wrapped up our second East Village Community Garden Walking Tour on Saturday, October 6th. It has been our pleasure this summer to help more than 60 people experience the beauty, culture, and history of the unique community gardens in the East Village. The Liz Christy Garden is looking better than ever. We could think of worse ways to spend a Saturday afternoon.
At the end of August, Green Guerillas organized a spirited celebration to mark the end of the 2012 Youth Tillers program. Our 10 amazing youth tillers capped off a great summer of gardening, farming, composting, and food justice by spending an afternoon in the Phoenix Community Garden in Ocean-Hill Brownsville with GGs staff and community gardeners. We were pleased to give these future farmers and leaders the recognition they deserved before they went back to school or went off to college.