August 2022
Food Justice Workshop for Youth
What is Food Justice?
Virtual Workshop
Wednesday, August 10 @ 1PM
This workshop will explore food access, worker's rights, environmental justice, and our relationships to those topics.

This online event is targeted to learners 14-21 years old.

Field Trips to the Teaching Garden
Fall 2022 Field Trips to Governors Island Teaching Garden are open for registration. There is availability for Tuesday and Wednesday field trips.

The Teaching Garden is also open to the general public on the weekends from 12-4pm. We have scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, watering cans, and a dig bed on site for visitors of all ages to have fun and explore!
Program Spotlight: Gardens at NYCHA
GrowNYC, in partnership with the Castle Hill, Bushwick, and Melrose Houses, is building and cultivating green spaces at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residences. We are creating hubs for community, safety, and inclusion. Gardens at NYCHA is operated with a community-first approach, focusing on the garden space and growing together using community input, events, virtual support, intergenerational activities, and access to educational materials. 

We hold open volunteer hours each week:
Melrose Garden: Tuesdays, 11a-2p
Castle Hill Garden: Wednesdays, 1p-3p
Bushwick Garden: Thursdays, 11a-2p

Summer Planting
Virtual Workshop
Last summer we hosted a workshop on what to plant in August to get a Fall harvest and how to do cover crops. View the workshop, download our crop planning calendars, and more!

Grant Opportunities
Grants for school garden and sustainability projects:
Seeds For Education Deadline: October 15, 2022
SeedMoney Deadline: Nov 12, 2022
Karma 4 Cara Deadline: Rolling
Ioby Crowdfund Matching Deadline: Rolling
Monarch Watch Free Milkweed Deadline: Rolling
EcoRise Grants Always open
From Our Partners
GreenThumb invites you to their Harvest Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Friends of Brook Park Community Garden in the Bronx! Celebrate with workshops, greening partners, healthy cooking and more!

August 9, Brooklyn: Seed Saving 101
August 10, Webinar: What is Food Justice?
August 23, Brooklyn: Intro to Cold Frames

Webinar hosted on August 9th from 5-7pm by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Brooklyn Queens Land Trust.

Virtual Q&A session on August 16th from 12-1pm, hosted by NYBG Bronx Green-Up. Their team will answer all of your composting questions and share information on how to compost at home, in your community, and with the City of New York. They'll also share info on upcoming workshops and the Food Scrap Drop-Off program, and discuss how you can become an NYC Master Composter.

Urban Park Rangers are full of knowledge about history, astronomy, animals, plants, and more. From birding to canoeing to camping, summer has so many exciting Ranger-led events for you and your family to experience in our parks! Click here for upcoming events.

NYRP's Gardens for the City (GFTC) program helps transform New York City community gardens by providing materials, horticultural knowledge, environmental education, labor, and expertise. To apply to have your garden renovated, visit the NYRP website. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note due to the high volume of applications, all future GFTC inquiries will be considered for 2023.

Series starting August 4th to learn the ins and outs of grantmaking for youth garden projects.
Food Access and More
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