Community Greens

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Van Courtlandt Volunteer Day

Featured Image -- 8761Spring Wetland Volunteers Day
Saturday May 19th at 10am
Did you know there are only 97 acres of freshwater wetlands left in the Bronx and 86 of them are in Van Cortlandt Park? Volunteers will help with native species planting, removal of non-native invasive plants and trash clean up within Tibbetts Wetlands. Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

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Park Projects & Community Events

It’s My Park Beautification Projects & Community Events

We offer free tools to community parks groups hosting regular park beautification projects. To host a project,  submit an application online. Applications are due the first day of the month before the proposed project date.

Not ready to host your own project? Search and join any of our projects happening around the city by visiting itsmypark.org

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Seton Falls Park Tour

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SETON FALLS PARK COALITION
NYC URBAN PARK RANGER TOUR
(FREE)

SUNDAY APRIL 22, 2018 11am
BAYCHESTER AVE & EAST 233RD STREET
Contact: Rangers 718-319-7258
Anita 917-513-9915
Renee 917-754-0463
Email: setonfallspark@gmail.com

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Greenlight: GreenThumb

GreenThumb

GreenThumb was initiated in response to the city’s financial crisis of the 1970s, which resulted in the abandonment of public and private land. The majority of GreenThumb gardens were derelict vacant lots renovated by volunteers.

These community gardens, now managed by neighborhood residents, provide important green space, thus improving air quality, bio–diversity, and the well–being of residents. But gardens aren’t just pretty spaces; they’re also important community resources.

GreenThumb gardens are located in all five boroughs in the city. Some are green spaces meant for relaxation and as a community meeting space, others are full–fledged farms, and many are a mix of the types. The volunteer gardeners are the backbone of our program and are of diverse ages and backgrounds.

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Friends of Van Courtlandt Park

FVCPFood Scrap Drop-Off 
Every Tuesday until May 30th from 4pm to 6pm
Held at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Trail Building Workshops
Saturday May 6 meeting at 10am
Meet at the last stop of the 1 train (near Broadway and W. 242nd Street).

Rain Barrel Giveaway
Saturday May 6 from 9am-12pm
Held at our Garden & Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

It’s My Parks Day/ Spring Garden Planting Day 
Saturday May 13th meeting at 10am
Meet at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue.

Get Active Hiking Series
May 13th at 10 am
Meet at the Garden & Compost Site (enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave).

East Meets West Celebration
Tuesday May 16th from 6pm to 8pm
Tickets in advance $25 plus processing fee, tickets at the door $35.  Click here to securely purchase your ticket online.

Mycoremediation and Fungi Cultivation Workshops

Saturday May 20th, 2pm-5pm
Space is limited to 15 people per workshop. Meet at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue

Wetland Volunteer Days
Saturday May 20th and June 17th meeting at 10am
Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE:
VIP Reception & Concert
Tuesday June 13th starting at 6:30pm
Join us on the lawn of the Van Cortlandt House for drinks and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying VIP seats at the New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park.

Friends of Van Courtlandt Park Event Page

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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.

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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

Morgan Powell

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South Forty Urban Farm

New York Cares Build OutJuly 18th, 2018
Feel free to get involved in the Bissel Garden Farm Build.

Upcoming Events

  • Bombazo Dance Co / The Sabrosura Effect July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Ann’s Ave. & 146th St., Bronx, 11413
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting August 4, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Tour de Bronx October 21, 2018 Bronx, NY, USA REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN AUGUST!

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Community 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

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