NY Daily News Story: Room for growth -
It’s one of the city’s many vacant lots, but a group of Harlem residents hopes to transform a St. Nicholas Ave. space into a sparkling garden where vegetables will grow, flowers will bloom and residents will become educated in some of the finer points of health living.
A Change by Us project in the news! To learn more about St. Nicholas Miracle Garden’s efforts or to help out, you can visit their project page. You can donate here.
Making Social Media Work For You
This past Saturday at Grow Our Grassroots, Change by Us spoke to attendees about “Making Social Media Work For You.” Using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr in an effective way can help your neighborhood initiative increase participation, gain visibility, raise funds, build community, and a whole lot more!
To view our presentation, click here.
We Want Turtles! Change by Us at SxSW -
This Tuesday, Jake Barton of Local Projects talked to South by Southwest Interactive attendees about Change by Us NYC and the empowerment it gives local residents to change their communities. From the San Antonio Express-News “SA Tech” blog:
And the projects are many: composting in Brooklyn, a rooftop greenhouse, community gardens. There are 385 projects which were created using the Change by Us website.
“When you multiply all of those different projects together, that’s where it really starts to make an impact,” Barton said.
New grants from Change by Us NYC are now available for projects that support NYC Food goals around food access, awareness and sustainability.
Apply by April 30th and you could receive a grant of up to $2500 to start or expand a community garden, Adopt-a-Bodega, or any idea you have to make your neighborhood a healthier, happier place!
Click here to apply today.
Grow Our Grassroots is two weeks from tomorrow! Register on the website and remember to follow the hashtag #GrowOurGrassroots on Twitter.
TEDxManhattan 2013 Photos Now Available -
Photos from TEDxManhattan 2013, which took place on Feb. 16, can now be seen on Flickr. The collection also includes photos from the Feb. 15 pre-event at the Museum of Natural History.