Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

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Soil Testing

Brooklyn College provides soil testing at a low cost as part of their commitment to the community. Test your garden's soil to see if it is safe to grow food in. 

Type: General Resources

Water Testing

Cornell University provides information about testing water and soil for contaminants, as well as links to find the public records of water tests. 

Type: General Resources

ioby: Guide to Green Infrastructure

ioby has compiled a guide to five projects that any community group can do to conserve and resuse water as well as reduce pollutants in waterways. 

Type: General Resources

Million Trees TreeLC Handbook

The Million Trees NYC TreeLC handbook offers advice and information on caring for your street trees. 

Type: General Resources

Grow NYC Green Infrastructure Toolkit

Use this helpful multi-media toolkit to learn about rainwater harvesting, bioswales, green roofs, and more. 

Type: General Resources

Find Vacant Lots

OASIS provides the richest source of community maps for NYC. Use their map to find out if a vacant lot in your neighborhood is privately owned by clicking on the “Location Report” tab to learn more about the lot’s owner.

Type: General Resources

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