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Community-Scale Composting Grants from CCNYC

| March 6th, 2014

Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 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.

Deadline – March 28th

CLICK HERE for info and an application

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CCNYC Love Your Block Grants – applications due February 20th

| February 12th, 2014

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.

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Green Guerillas Annual Meeting

| January 21st, 2014

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

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Train to Be a Farmer in 2014 – Right in Brooklyn!

| November 15th, 2013

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.

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US EPA Awards $30,000 grant to Green Guerillas

| October 28th, 2013

The US EPA has awarded GGs a grant to work with Bedford-Stuyvesant’s community gardeners and youth.

Click Here for more details.

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