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Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”

Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”

December 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Hear it from Chantel: “This is where you can be sustainable”»

AmeriCorps Member Chantel Kemp serves in GCF’s Urban Farm Corps running and expanding the Farms at NYCHA. Meet Chantel in a day of service at Howard Houses Farm in this newly-released piece by ...

Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award

Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award

November 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on Lawrence Harris Wins Bonnie Potter Workforce Staff Award»

On November 16th, the NYC Employment and Training Coalition honored Lawrence Harris, GCF’s Social Enterprise Program Manager, with the Bonnie Potter Frontline Workforce Staff Award

Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches

Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches

November 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Brownsville: Zero Waste in Shared Space Launches»

On October 20, the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (MOCTO) launched NYCx, an initiative designed to inspire creative and innovative solutions to our city’s pressing problems. Among the three initial programs, ...

Sandy Five Years Out

Sandy Five Years Out

October 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Sandy Five Years Out»

This weekend marked the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. At the time, GCF was building our pilot Farm at NYCHA ...

GCF Welcomes NYC First Lady and Speaker Mark-Viverito to Announce New Farms at NYCHA

GCF Welcomes NYC First Lady and Speaker Mark-Viverito to Announce New Farms at NYCHA

October 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog,Projects   |   Comments Off on GCF Welcomes NYC First Lady and Speaker Mark-Viverito to Announce New Farms at NYCHA»

On Thursday, September 28, the New York City First Lady, Chirlane McCray, visited the Wagner Houses Farm at NYCHA as part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “City Hall in Your ...

The Urban Farm Corps’ Home Composting Tips

The Urban Farm Corps’ Home Composting Tips

September 25, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Urban Farm Corps’ Home Composting Tips»

Contributed by Urban Farm Corps Member Shamon Williams of Team Seva. Community gardeners who want to start composting need to know a few facts. Small scale composting varies from large scale composting ...

Urban Farm Corps Members of the Week

Urban Farm Corps Members of the Week

September 22, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Urban Farm Corps Members of the Week»

The Urban Farm Corps Members of the Week are honored for their dedication to service, their work ethic and their commitment to upholding GCF’s values. Meet the Corps Members of the Week below, as announced by their Team Leaders at ...

Krystal Is Fighting For Climate Justice One Panel At A Time

Krystal Is Fighting For Climate Justice One Panel At A Time

September 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Krystal Is Fighting For Climate Justice One Panel At A Time»

“During my time at Green City Force, I learned that anything you can see you can grasp as long as you put your full effort into your endeavors and have passion for what ...

Want Green and Just Cities?

Want Green and Just Cities?

September 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Want Green and Just Cities?»

At GCF, we believe young people are the key force we need to achieve green and just cities where everyone can thrive. GCF graduates are on the front lines of greening ...

Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People

Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People

September 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Urban Farms Provide Promising Pathways for Young People»

Green City Force partner the Fund for Public Health in New York just published an article to their blog about the pathway to sustainable careers that the Farms at NYCHA facilitate through Green City Force's Urban Farm Corps. ...

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