Have an idea to help our city and need the funds to make it happen? Looking for resources to get a healthy food initiative off the ground in your community? New grants from Change by Us are now available for projects that support food access, awareness and sustainability.
Apply by April 30th and you could receive a grant of up to $2500 to start or expand a community garden, Adopt-a-Bodega, or any idea you have to make your neighborhood a healthier, happier place!
CLICK HERE for more info.
Join New Yorkers for Parks for a Town Hall Forum and contribute to the 2013 Open Space Platform.
A great opportunity for community gardeners and greening advocates to make their voices heard.
April 11th, 6 pm to 8 pm
CLICK HERE to RSVP
Green Guerillas is hard at work organizing plant giveaways for community gardeners in the East Village, Central Brooklyn, and the South Bronx. Our giveaways will feature custom-seeded organic fruit and vegetable seedlings and herbs, including varieties that are drought resistant and hardy enough to thrive in NYC growing conditions. A selection of flowers will help community gardeners add splashes of color to garden beds.
In May we will invite community gardeners to come together to pick up plants and seeds, get information on growing techniques, and trade garden stories. Community gardeners continually tell us the plants they get at GGs giveaways help boost their community garden-grown harvests in important ways.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION to support these important giveaways.
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.