Community gardens citywide

Registration has opened for students interested in—the GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The program, which starts in April and goes through July, gives students ages 14 – 21 the chance to volunteer at community gardens across the city.

 Each student will be assigned to a specific community garden and will complete projects such as building irrigation systems, BBQ pits, garden murals and chicken coops.

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Last year, 125 students from all five boroughs joined the Youth Leadership Council. Through the course of the program, students will volunteer a minimum of 20 service hours in their assigned garden and learn about agriculture, composting, botany, and construction.

                                   This year’s 16 participating gardens include:

  • Brooklyn: TLC Sculpture Garden; Jes Good Rewards Children’s Garden; St. John Cantius Parish Garden; A Better Community Garden; GreenSpace on Fourth
  • The Bronx: Melrose New Generation Garden; Jardin de Roca; Rainbow Garden of Life and Health; Green Patch
  • Manhattan: Jenny’s Garden; LaGuardia Corner Garden; Dorothy McGowan Garden; Edgecombe Avenue Garden
  • Staten Island: Skyline Community Garden; Joe Holska Garden
  • Queens: Discovery Garden

                                    Registration is open through March 5.

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