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Youth Farm CSA Shares Available

| May 14th, 2016

Fresh, seasonal. affordable produce is available through the Youth Farm CSA program.

Sign up for the 2016 season and receive a bag of farm fresh vegetables each week, June 13th through October 26th . Flower shares are also available from June 20th through October 12th!

Choose from one of 3 Pick up Locations:

Shambhala Yoga and Dance, Mondays 5 pm to 8 pm at 367 St Marks Ave

The Youth Farm, Wednesdays 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at 600 Kingston Avenue

61 Local (flower shares only), Fridays 5 pm to 8 pm at 61 Bergen St

Click HERE for more info – and be sure to apply by June 1st.

 

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34 Community Gardens on HPD Land to be Preserved, 7 Gardens to be Lost

| January 7th, 2016

At a meeting on Wednesday December 30, 2015 with community gardeners and greening groups (including Green Guerillas), City representatives announced a final decision made by the Mayor to determine the fates of community gardens on HPD land.

HPD will transfer 34 community gardens to the Parks Department to be preserved, while 9 community gardens sites will be displaced by affordable housing developments – including 7 active community gardens.

It is good news for NYC’s community gardening movement that 34 community gardens will be preserved, but devastating for the gardeners and community members who will lose 7 precious green spaces and outdoor community centers. The City has promised to find alternate sites for community gardeners – but it remains to be seen how large or how viable these alternate sites will be.

News coverage can be found HERE

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GreenThumb GrowTogether 2016

| December 16th, 2015

GreenThumb has announced a date for their 2016 GrowTogether conference – March 16th.

Join over a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration. This year’s conference features exciting new workshops and returning favorites, including many hands-on and youth-focused workshops, for gardeners of all ages.

For more info and registration info, click HERE.

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Petition to Save Community Gardens on HPD Land

| December 16th, 2015

The NYC Community Garden Coalition has created an on-line petition asking the mayor to remove community gardens on HPD land from an HPD development list and transfer them to the Parks Department. It has been almost a year since the list came out – it is time to make sure our calls are heard (again) to preserve these precious green spaces.

Sign the petition HERE.

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Citizens Committee Grants

| October 28th, 2015

Through Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. They 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.

For more info and an application click HEREApplications are due January 25, 2016.

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