Category: NYCCGC News

Take Action to SAVE GreenThumb!

As many of you may already know, proposed federal budget cuts threaten the GreenThumb program and its support of New York City’s Community Gardens! Please, spread the word by printing out and sharing NYCCGC’s Action Alert and Petition to SAVE GreenThumb! Right…

Summer Leadership Retreat Scholarships Announced

Eighteen Scholarships Available! New York City Community Garden Coalition would like to share a very special opportunity with 18 lucky community gardening enthusiasts! This July, the amazing Center for Whole Communities at Knoll Farm, in collaboration with NYCCGC, will be hosting andfacilitating…

People, Plants, and Politics in The City – SAT.12.MAR

Join us at Making Brooklyn Bloom – the unofficial (and free!) start of the gardening season – on Saturday, March 12 at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. NYCCGC’s President and Vice-President, Karen Washington and Eric Thomann will present an overview of the…

NYCCGC to Co-Host Evening of Eco Films, Wed. March 9

New York’s pioneering community garden group, Green Guerillas, is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Wednesday, March 9 at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St in Manhattan. Join community gardeners, urban farmers, composters, and others who care about the…

2010: A Crucial Year

Chronicled on this page are press releases and statements from New York City Community Garden Coalition from 2010, a very busy year for the organization and a crucial year for the community gardens of our city. It was the year…

NYCCGC Responds to Publication of Parks Rules

This official statement was delivered by NYCCGC Board Member Haja Worley at a press conference convened by the Parks Department on 9/13/10. The New York City Community Garden Coalition [NYCCGC] was founded in 1996 as a direct response to community…

Recap: NYCCGC Rally & Parks Dept. Public Hearing Regarding Proposed New Rules

MANY, MANY THANKS – to the 300+ community gardeners and supporters who came out to the rally & public hearing regarding Parks’ proposed new rules. It was an amazing day! Read testimonies, media reports, interviews & editorials, and blog posts below.…

Recap: NYCCGC Rally & Press Conference at City Hall

Many thanks to all who came out in support of our community gardens on Wednesday, August 4, 2010. It was a great day, with NYCCGC welcoming musicians, children, gardeners young and old, and representatives from New Yorkers for Parks, Green…

NYCCGC Action Alert/Community Announcement

There will be a public hearing concerning the Park Dept.’s Proposed Rules set to replace the 2002 Community Gardens Agreement/OAG Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday, August 10 @ Chelsea Recreation Center 430 West 25th Street, 11:00am NYCCGC is firmly against the…