Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to unstaffed resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.
Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.
Applications are due January 23rd.
For more information and an application click HERE
November 30th, 6 pm to 8 pm
GGs members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters: please join us for an evening of conversation. Learn about GGs program plans for 2017. Explore how the NYC community gardening movement can connect with environmental and social justice movements nationwide. Engage in a discussion: should we be taking steps to make all NYC community gardens permanent?
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 HERE or call 212.594.2155, ext 4
November 7th, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join community gardeners and community garden supporters to celebrate another colorful, bountiful growing season and support the work of Green Guerillas.
Beer, wine, appetizers, and garden stories will be served.
Click HERE to get more info and purchase tickets.
Celebrate with us!
The 2016 market season is in full swing at the Youth Farm.
Market tables are full of locally grown produce at an amazing youth-powered farmers market every Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm through October 26th.
The market is located right on the Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service, 600 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
For more info CLICK HERE
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.