Garden Giveaway

Bee the Change Summer Pollinator Giveaway

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Brooklyn Schools: This is for you!

My friend and colleague Nina Browne posted the following message. I want to push it. As one of the graduates of the first BUG cohort, my group’s project was supporting a school garden. It was an incredible experience…but more important, super helpful to the school.
Folks, this is pro bono assistance from a group of experienced gardeners now further trained. You’d be a little loopy not to accept.Take it from me – A TRUE BUG – that it will make your school garden that much more amazing.
“The BUG team was a HUGE help. I can’t say enough how much your research, volunteer assistance, wisdom, and institutional resources helped us get our project off the ground.”
Could your Brooklyn school garden project use some BUGs this fall?
Each fall, Brooklyn Botanic Garden connects a school gardening project with a team of Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) trainees. BUGs can help you… and, your greening project could help train a new class of BUG volunteers.
Click here to fill out an online request for BUG partnership.
What can your school gardening project expect from this free collaboration?
Between September and January, BUG students work with your project’s leaders to:
1. Craft a “Community Asset Map” with school group input
2. Conduct a soil test, interpret and present the results to school group
3. Develop and present a customized watering and water conservation strategy
4. Teach at least one workshop — on a topic to be decided collaboratively —
with/for school group members and/or the public.
5. Organize/lead at least one greening event/activity/workday.
The deadline to apply for this opportunity is August 4, 2017.
For more information, please contact Nina Browne, BBG Community Program Manager, at or (718) 623-7209.
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Sprout by Design – Job Listing – Garden Educator

Sprout by Design – Job Listing – Urban Farm Manager

Bubble Foundation: Program Coordinator- School Wellness & Nutrition

Work Type: Editors

Multi Media company is seeking editors for consumer content for protection of consumers for food retail purchasing. An Ideal candidate would have some knowledge of food manufacturing and retailing. But Most of all to have the ability to tell the real facts of how the American people are misconstrued in price fixing and monopoly of food production.

Immediate opening and candidate must have the ability to build editorial staff.

Email (below) or phone: 718-687-7987

Location: Midtown, New York City
Rate: $ 75000 + per year
Contact Name: Jerome Meroll
Contact Company: MultiMedia Enterprises
Contact Website
Contact Method: -by email

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Readings & Resources

Getting to Zero Waste (tools lending library…very cool)

Free soil testing for backyards

NYC Coastal Classroom Summer Program

Why Environmental Educators Should Not Give Up Hope

EarthEd (State of the World) Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

Summer Meal Program Includes Farmers Markets

The (Young) People’s Climate Conference

Teachers Perspectives on Sustainability

From Student to Solar Career

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Events & Opportunities


Edison Price Lighting Gallery Call for Artists for Work Made of Found Objects

NYC Farm School Application

Non-profit space for use

 All Good Work  is a nonprofit foundation that connects social impact organizations to donated seats in coworking spaces and business centers. We currently operate in New York and Denver, and are expanding to other cities this year. If you work for or run a nonprofit or social enterprise that is in need of office space, feel free to contact me for more details about how to participate in our program. If you currently work out of a co-working space and want to see this program in your space, have the community manager of the space contact me.
Executive Director
All Good Work Foundation


CivicXcel (bring civic ideas to life)


Webinar: Raise Money from Corporate Employees

Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Speed Consulting for Non-Profit agencies (great opportunity)

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Grants, awards, etc.

Blake-Nuttall Fund Grants (bird-related)

The Roddenberry Foundation Fellowship

Kids in Need Teacher Supply Boxes

Pentair Foundation

Recycle Bowl Competition

MAXIMUS Foundation Grants

PLT Greenworks Grants

New Balance Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation ecoSOLUTION Grants

JRM Community Impact Grant Program

William T. Grant Foundation Youth Service Improvement Grants

NoVo Foundation

Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grants

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Parks Equity Initiative
We are pleased to inform you that the New York City Council has made additional funds available in every council district to support the Parks Equity Initiative (PEI) in Fiscal Year 2018.  The PEI is a City Council-funded effort to help build a more equitable park system, providing Council Members with discretionary funding that they can allocate to enhance the maintenance and beautification of parks and gardens in their districts, to activate green spaces with vibrant programming or to support increased community engagement through volunteer projects and community-led activities.

GreenThumb has created a menu of options that are eligible for funding through PEI.  Council Members have the option of funding gardens through the provision of various materials and equipment, including soil, lumber, plants, tools, picnic tables, rainwater harvesting systems, picnic tables, sheds, and greenhouses.  If you would like to seek funding for your garden through this initiative, we recommend reaching out to your local Council Member today to request support.  Council Members are expected to begin making allocation decisions in August, so call now!


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Closing the Hunger Gap Conference

Green Homes NYC Green Careers Guide Release Party

NSTA Conferences on Science Education

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