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37th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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This year, we are celebrating our 37th annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference from Saturday, February 20 through Saturday, February 27, 2021.

The theme of this year's GrowTogether is "Gardens of Resilience,” and that is exactly what GreenThumb gardeners have been for more than four decades. Out of what were once vacant lots, GreenThumb community gardeners have cultivated green oases that feed and unify neighborhoods across New York City.

Community gardeners from across New York City have been gathering at the GrowTogether conference each spring since 1984 to celebrate the start of the garden season with a day of learning, networking, and reconnecting with friends. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be virtual this year, so we're spreading it out over the course of a whole week. 

Register on Eventbrite for the full conference or individual sessions*, all free of cost and open to the public!

Schedule at a Glance:

  • Saturday, February 20
    - Opening remarks; Keynote address by Sawdayah Brownlee (Brooklyn Queens Land Trust)
    - Plenary panel with community garden program representatives from Portland, Seattle, Washington D.C., Seoul, Nerima City (Tokyo), and New York City's own NYC Parks GreenThumb
  • Sunday, February 21
    - GreenThumb GrowTogether Virtual Scavenger Hunt (Space is limited)
    - DIY Screen Printing; Unpacking Race and Disability Injustices on the Land
  • Monday, February 22
    - Crop Trials and Garden Research
  • Tuesday, February 23
    - Wild Plants and Gardening with Youth
  • Wednesday, February 24
    - Greening Partners Virtual Tabling
  • Thursday, February 25
    - Propagation
  • Friday, February 26
    - Aquaponics and Herbal Body Products
  • Saturday, February 27
    - Herbalism

For a complete schedule with webinar descriptions and up-to-date information about the conference, please visit GreenThumb's GrowTogether Conference website. If you have any questions? Please visit our FAQ page.
Note: The GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference is a weeklong conference, from February 20 to February 27. Times vary each day; please visit our website for a detailed, up-to-date schedule. 

*Registration does not guarantee a spot, which will be first-come-first serve at the beginning of each session. Many of these sessions will be recorded and available after the conference on our website.

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