Gardens in the News

Catch up on the latest about community gardens in the news in our media round-up!

Scroll for On the Radar, Community News, Garden Stories, Reports, and Garden Gifts.

Grant Opportunities

Request for Proposals (RFP): Building Healthy Communities and GreenThumb Growing Food Capacity Deadline: January 13th

Manhattan Cultural Tourism Grant Deadline: January 16th

Capital Funding, Bronx Borough President's Office Deadline: January 16th

Capital Funding, Brooklyn Borough President's Office Deadline: February 5th

Capital Funding, Staten Island Borough President's Office Deadline: February 10th

Capital Funding, Manhattan Borough President's Office Deadline: February 14th

On the Radar

Gardeners plant themselves at Brownsville lot to protest construction plans that would dig their urban farm out
NY Daily News, 12/17/16

$32.4M Elmhurst Library Finally Reopens After Yearslong Construction
DNAInfo, 12/14/16

Brownsville Residents Fight To Save Community Farm: ‘We Are Not Going To Give It Up So Easily’
CBS Local, 12/9/16

Anger Over Mayor’s Reaction to Chinatown Rezoning Push
City Limits, 12/8/16

Hundreds Protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s Refusal to Save the Elizabeth Street Garden
Bowery Boogie, 12/8/16

Gardeners really give it to mayor — an invite
The Villager, 12/1/16

Community News

Community Gardens Could Save LES From Flooding Under $2M Plan
DNAInfo, 12/21/16

Mapping Tool Aims to Keep Public Spaces Public
Next City, 12/21/16

Councilmember Barron and Activists Rally to Save Brooklyn Farm
Black Star News, 12/16/16

Keep Hive Alive! Gardners stuck on Saving Bees
The Villager, 12/15/16

Brooklyn Compost Collecting Service Expands to Bed-Stuy
DNAInfo, 12/6/16

City-Owned and Leased Property Database Launched
City Land, 12/5/16

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One
Arch Daily, 11/28/16

Garden Stories

Twelve Organizations Promoting Urban Agriculture around the World
Food Tank, 12/18/16

New York's Necessary New AIDS Memorial
The New Yorker, 12/8/16

These Black Kids Rapping About Urban Farming Is The Dopest Thing You’ll See All Week
Watch the Yard, 12/1/16


Gardens Rising: Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study
New York City Community Garden Coalition, 12/14/16

PPS Releases New Report, “The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking”
Project for Public Spaces, 12/8/16

Cultivating Development: Trends and Opportunities at the Intersection of Food and Real Estate
Urban Land Institute, 11/28/16

Garden Gifts

19 books to help children find hope and strength in stressful times: A librarian’s list
Washington Post, 12/12/16

Creating an Atlas of Overlooked Cartography for New York City
Hyperallergic, 12/15/16