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Causes: Environment, Environmental Education, Garden Clubs, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Mission: GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations.

Target demographics: transform communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: educate 20,000 NYC students, hire 15 teen interns to promote healthy eating in the South Bronx, collect over 2.3 million pounds of textiles and over 1.8 pounds of compost

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Greenmarket, Environmental Education, School and Community Gardens, Recycling Initiatives

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with GrowNYC on public and in-house events over the past 2 years and have seen firsthand how committed they are to the work they do. I admire the high level of integrity and dedication that exists among the staff.
As New Yorkers we are all effected by GrowNYC's efforts, from the incredible Greenmarkets that encourage local, seasonal eating to recycling efforts in schools that educate future generations to work in community gardens that bring neighborhoods together, GrowNYC's efforts are necessary and making a big difference in our future as a city. I am honored to be a small part of such an important organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an employee of GreenThumb, the division of NYC Parks and Recreation responsible for providing technical and material support to school and community gardens, GrowNYC has been a vital partner in helping meet the challenges of garden projects, and particularly through their role with Grow to Learn NYC. Across its various programs, GrowNYC has proven itself to be a reliable and effective leader in the greening of New York City.

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