GreenThumb

The largest community gardening program in the nation

GreenThumb Events & Workshops

To add an event in your GreenThumb community garden to this calendar, please fill out our event listing request form.

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

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Feb26

Rat Academy: Keeping the Garden Rat-Free

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and GreenThumb Learn…
Location: United Community Centers, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Mar 4

Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll…
Location: University Settlement, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mar 5

Microbes and Fungi: the Life of the Soil Party

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

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Mar 7

Starting Seedlings: Basics, Techniques, and Tips for Seed Germination

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bronx River Alliance and GreenThumb Meet neighbors and friends for this introduction…
Location: Concrete Plant Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Mar10

The Enterprising Garden: Sales, Fundraisers, and Markets

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Kim Vallejo (NY State Dept. of Agriculture and Markets) and GreenThumb in partnership with…
Location: New York Botanical Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Mar12

Event Planning on a Shoestring

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
GreenThumb Want to host a youth event, class, film screening, or any other type…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Mar14

Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll…
Location: Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Mar17

Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (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

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Mar19

Design and Placekeeping (Part 1 of 2)

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Placekeeping and placemaking are a collaborative, hands-on process centered on the care and…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mar21

Open Orchard School: Organic Pest and Disease Management for Fruit Trees

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Trust for Governors Island, Sam Van Aken (The Open Orchard), and GreenThumb…
Location: Las Casitas Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Mar28

Fruit Tree Care

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden and GreenThumb Have you ever wondered…
Location: Jardin de la Roca, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Apr 2

Tomato Heaven

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Maureen O’Brien (Brooklyn Botanic Garden), Brooklyn Urban Gardener…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Apr 4

36th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 36th annual GrowTogether Conference on April…
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: This event is free, but lunch will not be provided with the ticket. However, you can purchase a bagged lunch from CUNY’s caterer in advance when registering until Friday, March 27 or until capacity has been reached, and pick it up on site. Lunch will not be sold on the day of the event.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Apr 5

36th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

9:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 36th annual GrowTogether conference on April…
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: This event is free, but lunch will not be provided with the ticket. However, you can purchase a bagged lunch from CUNY’s caterer in advance when registering until Friday, March 27th or until capacity has been reached, and pick it up on site. Lunch will not be sold on the day of the event.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Apr11

How to Grow and Maintain a Lawn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Dreaming of greener pastures? Come learn the tricks of the trade. We’ll cover the…
Location: Carver Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Apr14

Happy Hydrating with Your Hydrant

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Grow to Learn and GreenThumb Learn the ins and outs of connecting a garden hose to…
Location: Phoenix Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Apr18

GreenThumb Spring Supply Distribution

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for registered GreenThumb gardens in good…
Location: Hattie Carthan Community Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, 9 C Garden, Manhattan, 138th Street Community Garden, Bronx, Windmill Community Garden, Queens, Powell Street Garden, Brooklyn, Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan, Jardin de la Roca, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Apr21

Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws (Part 2 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

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Apr25

Rainwater Harvesting 101

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Bronx River Alliance and GreenThumb During this workshop participants will learn how…
Location: Concrete Plant Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Apr26

Open Orchard School: Pruning an Overgrown Fruit Tree

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Trust for Governors Island, Sam Van Aken (The Open Orchard), Trees NY, and GreenThumb…
Location: Crystal Wells Block Association Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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