100 Gardens - Celebrating Liz Christy

August 29, 2017
Posted in Community Gardens

This week, we are highlighting the amazing contributions of Liz Christy. Liz Christy was a fierce advocate for neighborhood revitalization through community gardening her entire life. She founded the Gardens program at GrowNYC (formerly the Council on the Environment), where she worked from 1975-1984.

In addition to her work at GrowNYC, Liz founded the Green Guerillas in the 1970s, an urban community garden group that fought urban decay head on by planting seeds anywhere possible - vacant lots, street meridians, abandoned buildings. She helped create the Bowery-Houston Community Farm and Garden (since renamed the Liz Christy Garden) and many other community gardens, and was the first winner of the American Forestry Association's Urban Forestry Award. Liz came to be known as NYC’s “Mother of Gardens.”

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This fall GrowNYC will build its 100th community garden. To celebrate, we are sharing stories from GrowNYC gardening history! We are so honored to have Liz Christy as part of our story.

But these stories are far from over

You can help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to green space by making a donation today to GrowNYC's New Garden Fund.

Greenmarket Holiday Schedule - Labor Day Weekend & High Holidays

August 28, 2017
Posted in Greenmarket

Labor Day Weekend 
Saturday Greenmarkets:
ALL OPEN 
Sunday Greenmarkets: ALL OPEN
Labor Day: Union Square Greenmarket OPEN (Food Scrap Collections: YES / Clothing Collections: NONE)

High Holiday Market Schedule Changes
Thursday, September 21 (Rosh Hashanah): The South Williamsburg and Boro Park Greenmarkets will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 19
Thursday, October 5 (Sukkot): The South Williamsburg and Boro Park Greenmarkets will be rescheduled for Tuesday, October 3
Thursday, October 12 (Shemini Atzeret): The South Williamsburg and Boro Park Greenmarkets will be rescheduled for Tuesday, October 10
All other Greenmarkets will be open on their regularly scheduled day. 

Find out details about each market at Our Markets.

Greenmarket Weather Schedule Changes

August 28, 2017
Posted in Greenmarket

Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

Get real-time, up-to-date information here: 
Union Square Daily List of Producers in Attendance and the Union Square Greenmarket App

Manhattan Greenmarkets Facebook
Queens Greenmarkets Facebook
Brooklyn Greenmarkets Facebook 
Staten Island Greenmarkets Facebook
Farmer and Producer List and Social Media Links

 

Help Us Celebrate 100 Gardens!

August 23, 2017

 

  

                                                     All People's Garden, 1979                                                                      Governors Island Teaching Garden, 2017

 

We are thrilled to announce that this fall GrowNYC will build our 100th new community garden!

We opened our first garden, All People’s Garden, in the East Village in 1979. It takes a village: over the years we've worked with community residents, neighborhood associations, corporate volunteers, community partners, and city agencies. In addition to the 100 community gardens GrowNYC has built from the ground up, we’ve also lent our support to hundreds more.

To celebrate this milestone, we will be sharing photos and stories from GrowNYC gardening history every week until the 100th garden opening in October!

Though we have built 100 community gardens since 1975, 43 of those gardens have been built since 2013, thanks in part to a growing recognition of their importance for the health of NYC residents like you!

This story is far from over and WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENTUM GOING!!

Please keep NYC healthy and green by contributing to GrowNYC's New Garden Fund at http://www.grownyc.org/100-gardens.

NY Times covers GrowNYC S. Bronx Garden

August 7, 2017
Posted in Community Gardens

The New York Times recently profiled several Bronx community gardeners as part of an article about immigrant gardeners and their influence on the increasing number of community gardens being built across the City.  

The Bronx gardeners profiled are all from United We Stand Community Garden, a garden GrowNYC rebuilt in 2016.  

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