Sponsors & Partnerships
The New York Botanical Garden would like to thank the individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies who generously support Bronx Green-Up.
July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015:
- • Aetna Foundation
- • Maurice Amado Foundation
- • Anderson-Rogers Foundation, Inc.
- • Lily Auchincloss Foundation
- • Clif Bar & Company
- • Eileen Fisher
- • Mr. and Mrs. William H. Janeway
- • Diane Katzin and Richard Kurnit
- • Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton F. Kean
- • Sidney and Judith Kranes Charitable Trust
- • Lemberg Foundation, Inc.
- • Newman's Own Foundation
- • Margaret and Andy Paul
- • Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation
- • Trust for Public Land
- • Elisabeth Youngerman
Bronx Green-Up Partnerships
Bronx Land Trust
The Bronx Land Trust, a nonprofit organization established by gardeners to support and sustain community gardening, manages 16 gardens in the Bronx. In addition to providing services to these gardens, Bronx Green-Up has partnered in major garden redesign projects for these gardens.
Butterfly Project NYC
Bronx Green-Up is a partner of the Butterfly Project, a grassroots, volunteer-led organization of people from around New York City with a common goal—to encourage and assist in the planting of native plants in gardens and other public areas in order to create and strengthen habitat for native pollinators.
Clif Bar—In Good Company
An alliance of values-driven businesses led by Clif Bar & Company, In Good Company partners with Bronx Green-Up on their weeklong employee retreats. Employees roll up their sleeves and volunteer in communities for a week at a time, hands-on. They tackle projects focused on food, housing, and environmental restoration. In 2014, In Good Company volunteers worked at Taqwa Community Farm to build a chicken coop and children's garden.
Farm School NYC
Farm School NYC offers urban agriculture training through a certificate program as well as a wide range of individual courses. Our courses are taught by experts in the field and focus on a wide range of topics from social justice issues to urban planting techniques and grassroots community organizing. Through engaging, place-based education, Farm School classes cultivate future leaders in NYC's food justice movement.
GreenThumb, the community gardening program of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, provides materials, technical assistance, and educational workshops. Bronx Green-Up partners with GreenThumb in leading several workshops a year, while GreenThumb provides important material resources to registered community and school gardeners.
Grow to Learn NYC
The Citywide School Garden Initiative is a public-private partnership between the Mayor's Fund, GrowNYC, and several government agency partners. Grow to Learn focuses on the coordination, collaboration, and communication with government agencies, non-profits, private corporations, teachers, schools, parents, kids, and individuals who impact or want to support public school gardens.
International Rescue Committee
Bronx Green-Up has partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build New Roots Community Farm. The IRC responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in more than 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity, and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.
The City Farms Program trains, connects, and empowers New York City community gardeners to spread knowledge about growing, selling, and giving away food in their neighborhoods. Bronx Green-Up and Just Food partner to conduct educational workshops and demonstrations about growing and eating healthy fruits and vegetables in the communities where gardens are located. In 2013, Bronx Green-Up collaborated with Just Food to offer the Grow More Vegetables course in Manhattan.
The Osborne Association's Justice Community program offers eight weeks of environmental literacy, job readiness training, and career exploration opportunities for court-involved young adults between 18 and 24 years old who are residing in the Bronx. In addition to the various workshops provided, Justice Community participants engage in Community Benefit Projects in the Bronx area. Bronx Green-Up leads some of these Community Benefit Projects in partnership with community gardens.