Interested in supporting community gardeners and pitching in at food-growing community gardens? Engage in a summer of service with Green Guerillas! Our team will focus on food access, urban agriculture, and youth organizing in Central Brooklyn and Western Queens.
These full time positions run from June 3rd through August 30th. AmeriCorps members will receive a bi-weekly stipend of $492.77 and receive an education award of $1,468 upon successful completion of the term of service. Monthly Metro cards will be provided.
For more information, and how to apply, please click here
Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer 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.
Applications are due by March 22, 2013, and are available online here:
Grantees will be announced in April 2013.
Questions? Contact Sabine at email@example.com / 212-822-9578.
Interesting stories about community gardens all around the globe:
Inspiring video from the UK on why community gardens are so good for our communities
Some tips to keep in mind when starting a community garden
A community gardening mentoring program in Winston, NC
Urban Greens gives Cincinnati customers the opportunity to grow their own produce
Registration is going on now!
Two good funding opportunities are coming up to help NYC community garden groups cultivate more community in 2013.
Kitchen Gardeners International – due January 11, 2013 – info here
Citizens Committee for NYC – due January 31, 2013 – info here