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GreenThumb Events & Workshops

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GreenThumb workshops are marked with a green border, partner events are marked with a purple border.

Feb. 2019


Saturday, February 23, 2019


Espalier Fruit Tree Pruning

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn how to prune and train young fruit trees to grow in interesting and beautiful…
Location: Feeding Tree Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Working with Youth in the Garden

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Are you interested in offering young people opportunities to either volunteer or work…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mar 6

Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mar 9

Pre-Spring Bokashi Composting Workshop

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This workshop will focus on using bokashi fermented food waste in pots and planters, as…
Location: El Sol Brillante Community Garden, Manhattan, Children's Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Garden Design with Perennial Edibles

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Do you want to grow superfoods in your community garden? Gardening with perennial…
Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 14, 2019


Food Justice 101 Part 2: A Workshop for Kids and Teens

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to arm young people with the tools they need to…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden and GreenThumb Get gardening early by…
Location: Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx
Cost: Free

Staten Island Garden Get Together

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We invite you to a forum for Staten Island community members to learn more about…
Location: Snug Harbor, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 23, 2019


Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Kadeesha Williams (Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden)…
Location: Woodycrest Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Spring Compost Kickoff

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for our Spring Compost Kickoff!  Not sure what to do with all those…
Location: 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 30, 2019


35th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 35th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!…
Location: Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Manhattan
Cost: $0-$10 This event is free, but lunch will not be provided with the free ticket. You can purchase a bagged lunch from CUNY’s caterer in advance when registering for the event on Eventbrite.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Apr 6

Include the Food: Introduction to Community Composting

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor  Did you know that…
Location: Hill Street Garden, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Happy Hydrating with your Hydrant

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Robin Randazzo – NYC Department of Environmental Protection…
Location: William B. Washington Memorial Garden (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 13, 2019


GreenThumb Spring Supply Distribution 2019

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb garden.…
Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Powell Street Livonia Garden (in ), Brooklyn, Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden (in ), Manhattan, 494 E. 141st Street
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Stop and Plant Some Roses

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Shinichi Harada – community gardener and member of the Manhattan…
Location: Dias Y Flores (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Aphids, Flea Beetles, and Snails, Oh My!

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Struggling with aphids, whiteflies, and other pests in your garden? Join us for an…
Location: Walt L. Shamel Garden (in ), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Organizing for Garden Success (Part 1 of 2)

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Weeds and Herbs Walk

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Jess Turner Dandelion, burdock, violet leaf, and ground ivy: just…
Location: Pa `lante Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 4, 2019

May 4

GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution & Native Plant Workshop

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie and native plant starts at our annual distribution, plus tips on growing…
Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx, East New York Farms, Brooklyn
Cost: Free