School Garden Sustainability Survey
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin with support from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation created a survey to evaluate school gardens. After taking the survey, you will be provided with a synthesis of the survey in the form of a scorecard, which will showcase areas that are strong and areas that can be improved - complete with resources, guidance and advice on how to do so. Teachers, administrators, and staff that are working in a school that has a garden of any kind can take the survey.
iDig2Learn Pumpkin Smash
On November 5th from 11am-2pm on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan Park, you can bring your old pumpkins to compost them, so they won't haunt the landfill!
NY Sun Works
NY Sun Works offers professional development opportunities for DOE staff as well as info sessions about bringing hydroponics to your classroom. They are hosting Election Day PDs on November 8th.
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Field Trips
Students in grades 5-12 can book a field trip and investigate the Gowanus Canal’s water health.
GreenThumb has a slew of workshops this month offering expertise in a variety of gardening topics. Check out their events page for a workshop that suits you.
GreenThumb T-Shirt Design Contest
GreenThumb is accepting submissions for their 2023 GrowTogether T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning artwork will appear on the 2023 GrowTogether t-shirts, worn by hundreds of gardeners all over the city.
NYBG Grounds-only admission is now free for all Bronx residents every day the Garden is open, all year round! Bring your I.D. with proof of residency to any ticket booth to get your tickets. Learn more about NYBG’s Community Access Programs.
NYC Parks and the Urban Park Rangers
The Urban Park Rangers host fun and family-friendly events at parks across the city. Schools can schedule hands-on trips through their Natural Classroom program.
Rat Academy Trainings
Free trainings by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and various sponsors to learn about rat prevention methods.
Rat Academy for Community Gardeners: