Tuesday, 10/27, Noon-1:00 p.m.:
RSVP for Open Orchard School: Fall Fruit Tree Planting
GREENTHUMB'S GROWTOGETHER 2021 WORKSHOP PROPOSALS
We're inviting a wide range of workshop/webinar proposals about community gardening, seeds, composting, biodiversity, ecology, resilience, food and racial justice, herbalism, group development, community organizing, native plants, climate change, intergenerational gardening, garden/crop/movement histories, and more. We're grateful for your offer to share your knowledge at our 37th annual conference, in an ongoing tradition of uplifting and celebrating community gardening in NYC since 1984. While this year will be a little different, we're looking forward to sharing virtual space to reconnect and learn together.
Please share your ideas using this form no later than Wednesday, December 9, 5:00 p.m.
GREENTHUMB'S 41ST ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR
Thank you to all the workshop facilitators and everyone who attended our 41st Annual Virtual Harvest Fair on September 26th! You can watch, or re-watch, the workshops on our Facebook page here and at the links below:
- Opening remarks from NYC Parks GreenThumb Director, Bill LoSasso
- Exploring Food Sovereignty Through Deep Water Culture led by Happy Healthy Latina
- Flower Arrangement Demonstration by Babbie Dunnington, NYC Parks GreenThumb Project & Design Coordinator
- Introduction to Capoeira by Instructor Cutia
- Virtual Greening Table: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Making Pizza from Scratch Step-by-Step Demo by Maya Marie, Urban Farmer/Chef/Educator
Congratulations to all the winners in this year's Harvest Fair Competition! Visit our website to see a list of all the winning submissions. To see photos of the winning flowers and vegetables, visit our Facebook page.
GROWING FOOD TOOLKIT
GreenThumb supports community gardeners in growing food through educational workshops and materials. The GreenThumb Growing Food Toolkit has many of our workshop handouts, webinar recordings, and many resources from partnering organizations including: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, and Truelove Seeds, on topics related to food production. We will continue to add to this page and update our educational resources as time and capacity allows.
COMPOSTING SAFETY AND RESOURCE GUIDES
Many GreenThumb gardens host volunteer-run community composting operations or host food scrap drop-off sites. Due to COVID-19, curbside organics collection by the NYC Department of Sanitation is temporarily suspended and some food scrap drop-offs are currently closed. Because of these changes in the composting landscape, GreenThumb gardeners are seeing a growing public interest in composting at community gardens.
- The COVID-19 Compost Safety Guide provides guidance to existing compost sites on best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19 during compost drop-offs or during use of the compost area.
- Gardens that are curious to learn more about the art and science of composting can refer to the Compost Resource Guide, a compilation of webinars, videos, and publications from partners and compost experts.
To watch past GreenThumb webinars, please visit our Webinar Video Recordings page.