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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.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jun28

Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Controlling Predator Insects with Native Plants

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden, Butterfly Project NYC, Dina Garcia, community…
Location: New Roots Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun30

Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tours: Belmont Community Gardens

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
The Belmont neighborhood is home to a very diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs,…
Location: West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue, Bronx This is an Accessible location
Cost: Tickets are $15, cash or check made out to La Familia Verde. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com. All proceeds go to the participating community gardens and urban farms.
Jun30

Summer Ornamental Plants in The Battery

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Stroll through the park with The Battery Conservancy’s Chief Horticulturalist and…
Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery), Manhattan
Cost: Free
Jun30

BYO Bin Worm Compost Workshop

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Want to have your own vermicompost bin but don't know where to start?  Join NYC…
Location: Seal Shower Garden and Fire Boat House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul10

Pruning Fruit Trees (Part 1 of 2)

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Learn about summer fruit tree care with Trees New York in this two-part series. This…
Location: Peach Tree Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jul12

Teaching with Weeds: Cultivating Love of Wild Plant Medicines

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dandelion, burdock, violet leaf and ground ivy: just a few of the plants we've all…
Location: Taqwa Community Farm (in ), Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul14

Open Garden Day NYC

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
On July 14, dozens of community gardens will be opening their doors to the public on the…
Location: GreenThumb Compound, Queens
Cost: Free
Jul14

Safe Soil Gardening Best Practices

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Growing food in urban soils can be a challenge, and it is important that all food grown in…
Location: Her-King Alagantic Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
Jul14

Ay sí, Alcoholado

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Honoring our roots means remembering how our ancestors healed themselves and acknowledging…
Location: Diamante Garden (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free
Jul14

Vegetable Gardening (and Eating!) with Kids

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to get children of any age engaged in gardening! Battery Urban Farm’s Educators…
Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jul17

Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws (Part 2 of 3)

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
GreenThumb will now be requiring all community garden groups to have bylaws for the 2019…
Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan, Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free
Jul17

Pest & Disease Management

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a conversation about what pests and weeds are causing problems in your garden…
Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul18

Sharing our Farm Traditions: Agroecology

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Manager of Urban Agriculture at The Campaign Against Hunger Victor (Sumaq) Flores…
Location: Far Rock Farm, Queens
Cost: Free

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Stop and Prune the Roses

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Let your roses be the star of the show through proper pruning and caretaking. Join…
Location: Jenny's Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tour: South Bronx

9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.
This farm walking tour features the bounty of fresh food grown in the Bronx and available…
Location: Cypress Avenue 6 Train Station, Bronx This is an Accessible location
Cost: Tickets are $15, cash or check made out to La Familia Verde. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com. All proceeds go to the participating community gardens and urban farms.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul31

Propagation From Cuttings

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Cheryl Browne - East New York Farms! Learn from East New York…
Location: New Vision Garden (in ), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Aug 2

Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases (Part 2 of 2)

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Do your fruit trees have spots, leaf curl, or other tricky issues preventing your garden…
Location: La Plaza Cultural (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Aug 8

Walk This Way! Laying Bricks and Pavers for Garden Paths

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Welcome guests and gardeners alike with a pleasing new walkway to your garden. This…
Location: St. Marks Avenue Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Bike Tour of Youth Gardens Raising Chickens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for this bike tour, and roll up to chicken coops in Harlem and the South Bronx that…
Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug14

Make it Rain: Grants for your Green Space

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Hear from Citizens Committee for NYC and Partnerships for Parks about funding opportunities…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

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