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Community-Scale Composting Grants from CCNYC

| March 6th, 2014

Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 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.

Deadline – March 28th

CLICK HERE for info and an application

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CCNYC Love Your Block Grants – applications due February 20th

| February 12th, 2014

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.

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Green Guerillas Annual Meeting

| January 21st, 2014

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

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Getting Growing at Boys & Girls High School

| October 16th, 2012

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.

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Colorful East Village Tours

| October 15th, 2012

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.

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