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How Donald Trump Could Weed Out Your New York Community Garden


The William A. Harris community garden in Harlem is one of hundreds that could be affected by the loss of federal funds called for by the Trump administration.
(Clarisa Diaz, WNYC)

GreenThumb gets 43 percent of its funding from federal Community Development Block Grants, the very funds the Trump administration wants to zero out in its latest budget.

By Janet Babin
WNYC News
Mar 30, 2017

Excerpt:

The Trump administration could decide how green New York City’s future is.

More than 500 community gardens in the five boroughs rely on a program called GreenThumb. It was started in the 1970s after a financial crisis left many public gardens abandoned and bereft of funding.

GreenThumb gets 43 percent of its funding from federal Community Development Block Grants, the very funds the Trump administration wants to zero out in its latest budget.

If the President is successful, the GreenThumb program would lose $1 million a year out of a $2.4 million budget.

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