Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

GrowNYC Seasonal Job Fair

Grow nycEvery day, GrowNYC employees see first-hand the impact they have on the environment and the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs.

For over 40 years, we’ve been expanding our Greenmarket reach and environmental programming. In spring and summer, our staffing needs surge.

So, on Monday March 11th, we’re hosting a job fair to find our 2019 seasonal staff! Participants will meet representatives from each of our programs (Greenmarket, Youthmarket, Compost and Recycling, Fresh Food Box, Gardening, Youth Education, and more).

The job fair will take place at GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse — 76 East 13th St. in Manhattan.

Register here.

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Free Rodent Training in the Bronx

ratYou can learn about safe and effective methods for rat prevention in your home and community at our free training. This short, two- to three-hour training is targeted to superintendents, building staff, property managers, homeowners, interested tenants, community gardeners and the local business community. We will host a training on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Boogie Down Grind Café (866 Hunts Point Ave., Bronx). To register, email info@majoracartergroup.com. Free rodent-resistant garbage bins will be raffled off to participants who register. More info: on.nyc.gov/2Nhcjtb

Filed under: Community Green, Environment, Events, Gardening, It Takes A Village, , ,

NYRP Tree Giveaway at Bissel Gardens Saturday October 6th

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tree giveaway pdf

More Info at NYRP HERE!

 

Filed under: Bissel Gardens, Community Gardens, Community Green, Environment, Events, Gardening, , , ,

The Bronx Sancochazo

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The Sancochazo is organized by Green Worker Cooperatives, and their goal is to provide an opportunity for the community to come together, learn and get involved in the cooperative movement in NYC.

Come out on Saturday, September 29th – 12pm – 6pm, to enjoy the biggest largest sancocho in NYC!!!

Brook Park
Brooke Avenue at Corner of 141st Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Google map and directions

Ileia Burgos, Outreach Coordinator · (718) 617-7807 x 704

Click the poster for more info!

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4-2-1 Vegetable Soup

Serves 4
Ingredients:
4 cups of any raw root vegetable (or combination of vegetables, depending on what you have lying around), such as cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, celeriac, potato.
2 cups of stock (chicken, beef, turkey, and vegetable stock all work equally well–I’ve tried them)
1 cup of dairy, such as heavy cream, whole milk, yogurt, or sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh herbs to taste
Instructions:
Chop four cups of vegetables and any herbs you feel like adding to the mix. Place in a medium saucepan on the stovetop, add stock, and simmer until vegetables are soft (about ten or 12 minutes).
Puree the soup, either with the help of an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or blender. Routine to saucepan over low heat and stir in dairy (do not boil or the mixture will separate). Season to taste with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices you like. Serve immediately.
Note: If you have any leftovers (highly unlikely), this soup freezes well.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

CGFROG

Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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Bronx River Sankofa
Smiling Bellies

Bronx Parks Speak Up

The 25th AnnualFebruary 23rd, 2019
22 hours to go.

New York Cares Volunteers

2nd Saturday of the month thru NovemberApril 13th, 2019
51 days to go.

The CG Fit Chick

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect against developing depression.

Upcoming Events

  • 25th Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces
  • BxRA Greenway Team February 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ranaqua (Bronx NYC Parks Headquarters), Conference Room 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • 2019 Bronx River Assembly March 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bronx Documentary Center - 614 Courtlandt Avenue - Bronx, NY 10451 For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bronx-river-assembly-tickets-55584411471
  • First Day of Spring March 20, 2019
  • New York Cares Volunteers at Bissel April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • National Bike to Work Day May 17, 2019
  • First Day of Summer June 21, 2019
  • Harlem Health Day & Walk September 7, 2019 St. Nicholas Park, St Nicholas Ave &, St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10030, USA

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Community Greens Consulting

Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

Green Tips

Email

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“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor

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The Future of Spofford

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Ken Hudson, NBA Pioneer

Ken Hudson, NBA Pioneer

Originally posted on IAABO Black Caucus:
As we observe Black History month and watch on television all the officials of color, it is good to remember that someone had to be the first. In the NBA that first person was Kenny Hudson. The following is his obituary reprinted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette dated 05/17/2012: Kenneth…

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Fried Chicken & Philosophy

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The Butterfly Project