GrowNYC

Start a School Garden: Apply by November 20 for $2,000 Grow-to-Learn Grants

Over the past few years we’ve watched as parents and teachers which a knack for turning parking lots into produce launch a slew of mini farm projects at New York City public schools. Launched last year with help from The Mayor’s Office and GrowNYC, The Citywide School Gardens Initiative hopes to help them, providing not just supplies and expert advice from the community gardeners at the GrowNYC Greenthumb program, but literal seed money. They call the program Grow to Learn, and until November 30 you can apply for a $2,000 grant to start or enhance a garden for schoolkids.

With Two Weeks to Go, Here’s How to Buy a Thanksgiving Turkey from the Greenmarket

Dig this helpful guide from the folks at GrowNYC, the non-profit group behind city Greenmarkets. It’s a list of which of their farmers citywide are selling turkeys, plus how to order them and where you can pick them up. Don’t forget the butchers at Dickson’s Farmstead Meats in Chelsea Market or your mail-order friends at Fleisher’s and Heritage Foods USA. (The latter will probably let you order from their new Heritage Meat Shop in Essex Market, too.)