April 19th, 6 pm to 8 pm
GGs members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters: please join us for an evening of conversation. Learn about GGs programs for 2017.
Enjoy our featured speaker:
Michael Ableman, farmer and author of Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier, an inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia―who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.
We will gather at the First Presbyterian Church at 12 W. 12th Street in Manhattan, just west of 5th Avenue.
Enjoy food and refreshments. Free raffle!
Positive RSVPs, please. Click HERE or call 212.594.2155, ext 4
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9 am to 5 pm
Walk, bike, or ride throughout Harlem to visit beautiful, historic community gardens.
The tour begins at 9 am with breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden at 219 W 122nd Street, and ends at 5 p.m. with a traditional Harlem cook out at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The tour will cover more than fifteen of Harlem’s incredible green gems.
For more info, visit the Project Harmony website.
Rain date: Sunday, August 28.
GreenThumb community gardeners – a harvest fair for you!
Saturday, September 17 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Diamante Garden – 307 E. 118th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Bring your best harvest from your GreenThumb Community Garden to win prizes!
Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.
Join GreenThumb and fellow GreenThumb gardeners to celebrate the close of the growing season.
Activities for all ages including: GreenThumb’s second annual Fresh Chef Contest, Harvest Fair Contest, Workshops, Face Painting, Zumba, Puppet Making Workshop, Raffle Prizes, Cooking Demos, Decorate a Vegetable, First Annual Garden Recognition Award, Live Entertainment, and More!
Free Event, Rain or Shine
Community Market & Garden
Their summer tour will feature the bounty of fresh food grown in the Bronx and available at local farmers’ markets. Padre Plaza Community Garden boasts food production, a Wednesday market and seasonal events in the garden. Brook Park, in the heart of the South Bronx is a must-see, a community hub for green growth, not just of plants but of people. The tour will stop at the South Bronx Farmers Market to allow for some shopping of farm fresh produce on the way to the final stop, La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, whose crops contribute to the community market.
Tour Guide: Sheryll Durrant, Garden Manager for Kelly Street Garden
Tickets are $30.
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 – 9 am to 5 pm
The FREE tour will start at 9 am with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden at 219 W. 122nd Street and end at 5 pm with a traditional Harlem Barbecue at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Visitors will see 15 of Harlem’s amazing green gems lovingly tended by comitteed community gardeners.
As one gardener put it, “These are more than just gardens; they are community institutions”– offering educational programs, art, health and wellness, theatre, music and story-telling, canning, fermenting, and much more.
People are encouraged to bike or walk. However, thanks to the NYC Parks Department, a bus will be available. Event sponsors: GreenThumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens, The William A. Harris Garden, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and Project Harmony. Info: (212) 662-2878. (Rain date: Sunday, August 30th)