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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 cancelled, postponed, or 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.

Check this page for the latest updates on whether a workshop is cancelled, postponed, or moving online.

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

LUNCH WITH GREENTHUMB!

GreenThumb GrowTogether may not be happening this year, but we've still got some great workshops lined up to get you gardening this season! GreenThumb is going virtual for a series of lunchtime workshops throughout the month of April, many of which have been rescheduled from the original conference lineup. 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. 

Growing Peanuts and Cotton in NYC
Wednesday, May 27, 6pm-7:30pm. Facilitated by Willie Morgan (Our Little Green Acre). Peanuts and cotton are not just grown in the South! At this workshop, GreenThumb community gardener Willie Morgan will share tips for growing and harvesting peanuts and cotton in Harlem. Mr. Morgan is well known for planting and tending to cotton and peanuts at the Harriet Tubman Memorial statue around the corner from his garden, where he teaches visitors about the legacies of slavery. He also farms dozens of varieties of heirloom vegetables and herbs.
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually. 

Marvelous Mushrooms
Thursday, May 28, Noon-1pm.
Facilitated by Gil Lopez (Smiling Hogshead Ranch) with support from Jan Mun (Brooklyn College) and Yolanda Gonzalez (Cornell Cooperative Extension). Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek into the fungi kingdom at large and addresses DIY indoor growing and cultivation methods with the option to transfer your fungi to your outdoor garden. In addition to a demonstration of basic propagation techniques, the class offers resources for finding mushroom materials to work with as you set about on your homegrown mycological pursuits.
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually. 

Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge Workshop Series: Season Extension - Grow Your Own Herbs! (Window Farming)
Sunday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Happy Healthy Latina. Each year thousands of New Yorkers rely on NYC urban farms, farmers markets and fresh food boxes to secure seasonal, local and affordable fresh food. Yet as we know each season only runs for a couple of months per year. Learn how to save money and extend your growing season using one of the oldest methods of window farming: hydroponics. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using only water and nutrients and a couple of household items you may already have! Hydroponics has emerged as a popular + innovative option for growing food in urban spaces, yet it was born right in our communities and cultures. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks to this growing method as well as how it compares to soil based growing.
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.

World Environment Day: The NYC EcoFlora Project and Community Gardens
Wednesday, June 3, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Brian Boom (New York Botanical Garden). The NYC EcoFlora Project engages New Yorkers in protecting and preserving the city’s native plant species. We will discuss ways gardeners can be citizen scientists, observing and collecting information about the city’s plants and their relationships with other organisms, such as birds, insects, and mushrooms, using a platform called iNaturalist. In this workshop, we will discuss the ways the EcoFlora Project can be helpful to community gardeners and how gardeners can get involved. This virtual event has been rescheduled from the 2020 GreenThumb GrowTogether conference, and is now part of United Nations World Environment Day 2020
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.

World Environment Day: Climate Resiliency in Community Gardens
Friday, June 5, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Learn about the role that community gardens play in addressing climate change through biodiversity and sustainable gardening practices. Hear from community gardeners and local partners about ways that your community garden can introduce design principles, green infrastructure, native plants, and other strategies to enhance climate resiliency.

Moderator: Genea Foster (NYC Parks GreenThumb)
Panelists:
 
    Lucia Hernandez (Bryant Hill Community Garden)
    Ceci Pineda (BK Rot)
    Leslie Velasquez (El Puente)
    Priya Mulgaonkar (NYC Environmental Justice Alliance)
 
This virtual panel event has been rescheduled from the 2020 GreenThumb GrowTogether conference, and is now part of United Nations World Environment Day 2020Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.
 
Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge Workshop Series: Ancestral Healing of Caribbean Pickling and Ferments
Saturday, June 6, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Happy Healthy Latina. In this workshop, we will review the ancestral techniques of pickling and preservation. We will focus on cultural recipes from Central American, South American, Caribbean, Indian cuisine. Participants will have the opportunity to assemble their own pickling jars.
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.
 

Reclaiming Ancestral Knowledge Workshop Series: DIY Build Your Culinary Botanica
Saturday, June 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Happy Healthy Latina. For centuries our communities and cultures of all kinds have relied on the use of powerful and natural botanical medicine to treat and prevent everything from common ailments to disease. Plants have historically played an important role in the creation of loved and healing traditional and indigenous dishes. They can be found as the essential base in  our seasonings, sauces, dressings, beans, grains and beyond. We will explore the use of plants such as Allspice, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Garlic, Paprika and Leafy Greens like Callaloo, Cilantro, Watercress and Dandelion Root to create  medicinal sofrito, activated chimichurri, healing vinaigrette and spice blend that will lend to flavoring and building your own healing culinary botanica. We will assemble a Pico de Yadi, a medicinal and vegetable update on Pico De Gallo  and a seasonal salad to sample the above. 
Please RSVP here so we can be in touch with information for joining virtually.

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