Do-It-Yourself Green Blocks Workshops

Citizens Committee for New York City (with support from the National Grid Foundation) is offering a series of free workshops for groups and individuals intersted in working on community improvement projects. Here’s their flyer listing the workshops.

DIY Green Blocks- Spring 2013

29th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hostos Community College 500 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451

You are invited on March 23 to join thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 29th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!

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Winter Hawk

I was walking past the garden today and saw several people gathered at the fence near the new japanese maple. They were watching what they thought was an injured or trapped bird in the garden. It was a hawk, flopping around on the ground not 10 feet from the fence that had just captured

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NYC Community Garden Coalition Meeting

There is a meeting tomorrow of the NYC Community Garden Coalition to discuss the aftermath of Sandy, and how to support affected gardens. How can we help clean up and rebuild? Edie Stone (GreenThumb) will be there to listen and help answer questions about safety and resources. GreenThumb posted a great set of guidelines

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The Turtle Pond is almost finished

As spring arrived a group of gardeners got together to imagine a new pond dedicated to turtles. A grant was written and funded by Citizens Committee for New York and Change By Us. Then began the enormous labor of making the pond. A group of people helped dig a giant hole which sat empty until

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Update on the New Tree

The Lo-Down site published a post about the new tree. Click to see it.