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The Community Gardens Program
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Seeding Our Cities: The Future of New York’s Community Gardens and Farms
The first statewide summit of community gardening and urban farming leaders took place July 26-27 at SUNY New Paltz.  Stakeholders including gardeners, urban farmers, municipal and state agencies, supporting not-for-profits, and universities participated in a rapid planning exercise to develop a collective vision and set of priorities for New York’s community gardens and urban farms.  Stay tuned for a summary of vision and priorities and a short documentary film of the meting.  Event photos can be viewed at...  The image gallery

State Announces Funding To Support Community Gardens
Announcement Made at First Statewide Community Garden Summit at SUNY New Paltz