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.
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.
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.
Last year along, the paddy produced about 30 pounds of rice, and immeasurable quantities of enlightenment.
What will it take to wean 8 million New Yorkers off bottled beverages?
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.
For New Yorkers in need, the Greenmarket is a friend indeed.
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…
As Eat Drink Local Week approaches–our eight-day tribute to our foodshed begins Saturday, June 23rd–we wanted to introduce our two very special non-profit charitable partners, which have not just helped us to organize this event, but also work tirelessly to support local and seasonal eating and agriculture year-round.
Riverpark restaurant turned a stalled construction site into city salad.
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.