Navigating the city that never sleeps (or should we call it “the city of a million stairs”?) doesn’t get easier with aging joints. Neither does schlepping heavy bags of groceries home from the market, which is why GrowNYC (the organization that runs the Greenmarkets) is reaching out to our city’s elderly to help get them fresh food.
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Meanwhile, Citymeals-on-Wheels, the nonprofit that provides hot weekend meals to the homebound elderly, has teamed up with GrowNYC to deliver fresh fruit and vegetables.
In 2001 a drought inspired the folks at GrowNYC to help New Yorkers harvest a different kind of crop: rain. Since then, they’ve helped backyard and community gardeners across the city set up about 90 “rainwater-capture systems,” saving precious rainfall for watering plants and keeping it out of flooded sewers.
Jeanne Hodesh of Greenmarkets tells us what green goodies to look for while we’re waiting for spring produce to arrive.
Urban gardeners found themselves in that position in 2001, when a drought inspired the folks at GrowNYC to help them harvest a vital new crop: rain.
Yesterday the Department of Sanitation and Grow NYC dropped some pretty heavy news on New York City: since they introduced collections at Greenmarkets in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island in 2011, they’ve collection ONE MILLION POUNDS of compost.
Thanks in part to City Harvest, a new Greenmarket project is getting more local produce than ever into our city’s diet.
GrowNYC is best known for running the Greenmarkets, where growers sell directly to New Yorkers, sans middleman. But as…
For New Yorkers in need, the Greenmarket is a friend indeed.