Hurricane Sandy Updates

Your Greenmarkets

As residents around the city work together to recover from Hurricane Sandy, regional farmers are happy to return to neighborhood Greenmarkets, bringing with them a bountiful supply of fresh food. While some of our farmers suffered damage to hoop houses and barns, they largely fared well through Sandy and continue to bring the seasons harvest to market.

Greenmarket Schedule Updates (including Union Square)

Compost and Textile Collection Updates

Relief Effort Update - Donate-A-Bag

Your Gardens

Many of the citys community and school gardens suffered damage and need assistance. We are assessing that damage now and know we will be working for a long while to get them in good standing again.

Volunteer - we will need volunteers to assist with are work days to keep gardens in good standing. Sign upHEREto get your hands dirty and we'll email you when many anticipated opportunities arise.

Inform - please emailgardens@grownyc.organd let us know the status of your school or community garden. We are working with GreenThumb to assess the damage gardens suffered and what resources we can leverage to get them back up and running in the coming months.

Your Donations

Well-intentioned donations of clothing have created a waste management problem at shelters and relief sites in affected neighborhoods, where 60% or more is unusable by storm victims. Our Office of Recycling Outreach and Education is working to redistribute these resources. Please contact us if your site needs assistance with clothing donation removal.

Your Help

Please consider a donation to GrowNYC when you are thinking about how to help New York City recover many of the citys community and school gardens suffered damage and need assistance, our compost infrastructure took a hit and many items need replacing, additionally, GrowNYC will continue to provide the kind of education and services that help us understand and combat climate change through education, recycling, tree planting and care, storm management best practices like rainwater harvesting systems and more. To make a donation go

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  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.