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The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 disease, known as the coronavirus, a pandemic. At GreenThumb, the health and safety of our partners and the public is always our top concern. As a result, all GreenThumb-led workshops are being offered online until further notice.  You can learn more, including how to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, on the CDC or NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's webpage.


Join us for a series of online workshops to dig in, grow food, and keep your community garden going while following health and safety protocols. 

Missed a workshop? Links to videos are here for the ones we have a video for.

What's Wrong With My Vegetable Plant? Office Hours with Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tuesday, Aug. 11, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
What are these spots on my tomatoes? What is this bug, and is it eating or helping my crops? GreenThumb is thrilled to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) this summer to help GreenThumb community gardeners have a successful growing season. Please submit your photos and questions in advance (photos from past seasons are welcome if you anticipate recurring issues this season). During the virtual office hours sessions on the second Tuesday each month, CCE Urban Agriculture Specialists Yolanda Gonzalez and Sam Anderson, together with GreenThumb staff, will do our best to provide answers, tips, and suggestions! Register to attend the virtual office hours sessions at These sessions are reserved for members of GreenThumb community gardens in good standing. Please submit your photos and questions in advance, by Friday at noon before each session (July 10 at noon is the deadline for the July 14 office hours). 
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.
We will also be offering Office Hours in Spanish on Wednesday, Aug.12.
Open Orchard School: Fruit Harvesting, Recipes and Preservation Techniques
Tuesday, Aug. 18, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

What does an heirloom peach that hasn't been grown in the NYC region in over 300 years, taste like? When’s the best time to pick it? What are some recipes that celebrate it and how can it be preserved? Get answers to these and other questions at this virtual workshop with artist and orchardist Sam Van Aken, live-streamed from his “Tree of 40 Fruit” on the campus of Syracuse University.
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.
Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge: Exploring Food Sovereignty Through Seed Saving and Deep Water Culture
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Using one of the simplest way to start growing food, we use the ancestral practice and tradition of deep water culture and hydroponics. Together we will explore the savings, environmental sustainability, health benefits and pathway to heritage based healing/eating that growing our own herbs provides. Using tools such as mason jars, quart jars and repurposed tupperware and composted tree bark. 
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.
We’re taking a short break from new webinars to plan for the fall and winter. Check out the video recordings for the 35 webinars we did so far this season! Thank you to everyone who shared their knowledge with us, and everyone who tuned in and participated as we rapidly transitioned from a full schedule of in-person gardening workshops to a robust Lunch with GreenThumb webinar series. We had a great time with you all! 

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