Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Bee Dandy

Don’t pluck your dandelions this year (the bees will thank you)

That dandelion in your yard isn’t as useless as you might think. Before you pluck it, think about the bees. To those buzzing little pollinators, dandelions are like candy.

Filed under: Bissel Gardens, Community Gardens, Environment, ,

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.

Filed under: Community Green, Environment, Events, ,

NYC Master Composter Class

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The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including The New York Botanical Garden. For more information on composting in the Bronx, call our Helpline at 718.817.8543 or visit nybg.org/compost

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A Friend of St. Nicholas Park

The Japanese call it Shinrin-yoku, which can be translated as “forest bathing.” Developed in Japan during the 1980s, the practice of taking a stroll in a wooded area has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. One 2015 study showed that taking a walk in a natural environment increases people’s mood and decreases the number of negative thoughts they experience. People who walked through city streets didn’t show any of these benefits. If you’re a city dweller, think about changing your commute so it takes you through a park or a green space.

walking manI try to walk though St. Nicholas Park several times a week. I always feel better, regardless of the days demands, afterwards. – CZV

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Seton Falls Park – Green Neighborhoods

bissel_kids_with_treesJoin us for a special edition of Green Neighborhoods! On Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am – 12:00pm, volunteers will take a nature walk through Seton Falls Park and learn about its important natural areas. Afterwards, volunteers will help protect the forest by removing harmful invasive plants. This part of our monthly Green Neighborhood event series in Edenwald– we’ll be out in the community on the third Saturday of every month!

Groups larger than 5 please contact Catherine.Laperche@parks.nyc.gov

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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
The big day is here.

New York Cares Volunteers

2nd Saturday of the month thru NovemberApril 13th, 2019
Have you started your seed yet!

The CG Fit Chick

The push-up is an essential muscle-building move. They're a barometer of your overall cardiovascular health as well. A recent study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that men who can complete 40 consecutive push-ups have a 96% lower risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks in the future compared with those who can only do 10 or fewer. Push-up capacity was more strongly associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events than was aerobic capacity as estimated by a treadmill exercise test. If you're not hitting 40 but can still perform more than 10, you're doing some good. Heart disease risk decreased with every push-up completed over the baseline of 10.

Upcoming Events

  • Bronx Week May 9, 2019 – May 19, 2019
  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day May 25, 2019 at 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day June 1, 2019 at 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting June 1, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day June 8, 2019 at 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Bissel Gardens
  • New York Cares Volunteers at Bissel June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • First Day of Summer June 21, 2019
  • Harlem Rhythm 2nd Annual Community Dance August 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive, at 145th Street and the Hudson River, New York, NY, 10031 https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27384/harlem-rhythm-2nd-annual-community-dance -- http://go.addtocalendar.com
  • 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!

Nutrition Content of Eggs

One extra large egg (whole with the yolk) contains:

  • 80 calories
  • 5.8g fat
  • 1.8g saturated fat
  • 216mg cholesterol
  • 80mg sodium
  • .4g carbohydrate
  • 0g fiber
  • 4g sugar
  • 7.3g protein
Aside from saturated fat, the yolk of the egg is actually nutrient dense, containing vitamin D, essential fatty acids, and protein. Eggs are naturally low in carbohydrate too.

Green Tips

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