NYC Council’s Comprehensive Urban Ag Plan Downgraded to Website: Attend 12/11 City Council Vote to Be Heard

This summer and fall, New York City urban agriculture advocates saw our city take an initial step in joining other visionary cities like Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta to bring together the long-standing work […]

Boys Club Summer Program Kicks Off with Garden Tour and Tasting

  As we’ve told you previously, we are regularly working with the Boys Club of New York in the East Village this summer, specifically focusing on outdoor garden projects that enhance their STEM (science, technology, engineering […]

Slow Spring, Pretty Garden

2015 spring planting began in earnest in April and May and we saw plants, from newly seeded, to annuals, returning perennials, fall bulbs, wintered over greens and even some volunteers start growing up through the […]

It’s Finally Here! Winter Slowly Eases into Gardening Season

Will it ever end? This is what many winter-hating, hibernating New Yorkers, particularly garden-loving New Yorkers, grumbled daily from inside their cozy aeries and their walking igloo coats as they suffered an epically long, dark […]

UPDATE: Send Letter and Attend Thursday’s CB3 Meeting in Support of Community Gardens District

    As we told you in November (“Support a Community Gardens District in New York City’s Historic East Village/Lower East Side“), East Village and Lower East Side gardeners have started a proposal afoot to […]

Support a Community Gardens District in New York City’s Historic East Village/Lower East Side

New York City is known for its unique neighborhood business districts: the Garment District, the Flower District, the Furniture District, the Diamond District–even the Human Hair District (for wigs). These areas are characterized by historically […]

Save Siempre Verde Garden: Another LES Community Garden Threatened with Development (UPDATED)

Real estate developers want to build luxury apartments on top of Siempre Verde Garden, the Lower East Side’s youngest member of Green Thumb NYC’s community.  Please do what you can to help stop this from […]

Help Support Community Land Access on October 2 at Mapping Matters Benefitting 596 Acres

At an abandoned MTA-owned railroad spur in Long Island City, near “the busiest railroad junction in the United States,” sits a new community run urban farm called Smiling Hogshead Ranch. Smiling Hogshead Ranch is located […]

Campos’ Young Neighbors Help Plant Children’s Garden

This year’s garden had a bit of late start, but once the beds were constructed and filled in mid-June, planting began in earnest. Young volunteers came by and helped plant the four raised beds with […]

Campos Garden Gets Citizen’s Committee Grant to Build Permanent Children’s Garden for Lower East Side Youth

The Children’s Garden at Campos was created last year in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction after Children’s Workshop School generously took it upon themselves to seek and won a grant from the Citizens Committee for […]