Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for City residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to $1,000 as well as access to City services from the Departments of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Sanitation.
Past Love Your Block grantees have received assistance with City services such as trash collection, vacant lot cleanup, graffiti removal, dead tree removal, tree planting, providing wood chip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, traffic safety surveys, and more.
CLICK HERE for more info and an application.
February 5th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Community Church of New York
40 E. 35th St in Manhattan
Hear about Green Guerillas program plans. Learn about community garden success stories. Get information about resources for you and your neighbors. Enjoy free food and refreshments.
Please join us on February 5th to help strengthen our collective action – and you might even win a raffle prize!
Please click here to RSVP
Apply to the HSPS Youth Farm’s 2014 Urban Farming Apprenticeship Program
Click here for more info – applications due February 1st.
The program offers adults the chance to experience what it takes to farm and explore a career in organic agriculture through hands-on training on a 1 acre diversified farm. As an apprentice, you will gain many valuable growing skills necessary for cultivating a wide variety of vegetables and flowers appropriate to our region. Through this intensive 20 hour per week commitment, you will gain the experience of nurturing crops and soil on a day to day basis and gain a sense of the physical and mental energy required to run a small farming operation.
The US EPA has awarded GGs a grant to work with Bedford-Stuyvesant’s community gardeners and youth.
Click Here for more details.
Join us on October 21st as we celebrate another bountiful growing season, salute the work of NYC’s community gardeners, and mark our 40th anniversary!