Summer Festival in Harlem this year

GreenThumb Summer Festival

Saturday, June 21, 2014

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

GreenThumb invites you to join our community gardeners and partners for the 2014 GreenThumb Summer Festival!

Enjoy live music and dance, gardening workshops, children’s activities, food demonstrations and much more.  Come meet GreenThumb’s many partner organizations and learn about the resources we offer to help New Yorkers grow successful urban gardens.

This festival is a celebration to recognize GreenThumb community volunteer gardeners throughout New York City.



The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan
Directions to this location



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(212) 788-8070

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Related Links

Design Trust Article

Summer Harvest Pics


Garden Birthday Party. Thanks Ivy for hosting!

It was a great day in the garden, kids playing, neighbors chatting under the shade of our mulberry tree and shelter.  Oh and did we mention the birthday cake? Ivy, out did herself.  Thank you.

CMTCG Members head to Corbin Hill Farms!

CMTCG members at Corbin Hill Road Farm Tour on Saturday ( 8/18) included Anthony, Bisi, Ivy, Gamilah, Yvonne, Steve. Bus and Bokashi Master Carey King, who works for Corbin Hill got us there timely, and safely. Talk with these members for more details. And let Steve know if you are interested in upcoming farm tours.Getting out of your own clamshell is a good way to get to know both, fellow gardeners and other opportunities. 

Gardeners are voters.


Garden members attend the Pre Primary event at Chocolat.


NYC Community Garden Coalition Meeting this Thursday

Our garden is a member of the NYCCommunity Garden Coalition.  We will be hosting the NYCCGC Meeting on  Thursday July 19th for the monthly meeting from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. in the garden.

With this event the garden will host the meeting; provide refreshments, and invite local gardens to send representatives; so the coalition can get feedback from the people it represents to public officials.

The work and support of the Coalition was a big factor in the transfer of our garden from HPD to Parks ; thus further protecting it from predatory development.

Let Steve know or email me (Eren) if you want to help out, with set up and/or clean up or if you can put your culinary skills to task!

Mobile Kitchen Cart comes to garden – Today!

Tuesday June 19th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
From their garden to our garden an international green exchange.
They are making their rounds of New York City Gardens and showing off some of their Germanic culinary skills!
Come by and:
essen Sie gut!
sieh Sie im Garten…
(was that right Andrea- lol). Kudos to  Michelle who reached out to this group and we can now get an idea of what some other urban gardeners are like across the Atlantic.
Per Schumann and Malte Zacharias’ mobile-kitchen-cart in conjunction with Rob Carter’s Faith in A Seed.

Pablo Sunflower Planting – Saturday, June 23rd at 1p.m.

Attention:  All gardeners, garden supporters, organizations, and neighbors
Greetings and Salutations;
On behalf of Carrie McCracken TRUCE Garden (CMTG)and Street Squash  it is with respect and regards that we invite you all to our third annual event occurring on Saturday,  June 23th, 2012 at 1p.m being held at our garden on 117th Street and St. Nicholas Ave. The rain date will be June 30th.
The agenda is to have the children in your garden or organization plant sunflowers in your neighborhood garden or green space. We are searching for citywide collaboration for this initiative, which will be a yearly event that will eventually occur throughout the summer months. The  sunflower tab will have further information regarding this endeavor (click on Pablo David tab).
This event is in commemoration of an extraordinary young man who was one of our shining examples of what it means to be a good citizen, leader and someone every parent would be proud of.  His name was Pablo David. CMTG is located next door to T.R.U.C.E., an extension program of HCZ of which Pablo was a member and we thank his mentor, Laura Viral who has been a tremendous source of information.
We hope that your schedules permit you or your representative to attend.  Everyone is welcome as we celebrate not only Pablo and his Garifuna culture; we also celebrate our youth, by encouraging parents, children, and the neighborhoods to come together in collaboration to plant seeds that will symbolize the future of a community that cares.
Please RSVP to
We look forward to seeing you there!

NY1 story on urban farm in Harlem

St Mary’s on West 126th Street started a farm. Read more at: