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This year, NYC Parks GreenThumb’s annual Open Garden Day NYC will be a week long virtual celebration. GreenThumb will host a series of virtual garden tours across NYC throughout the week leading up to Open Garden Day on our Instagram (@greenthumbgrows) and Facebook (@GreenThumbNYC) pages.

On Saturday, August 1, we will host a special day of programming on Facebook Live at Brooklyn Bears Carlton Ave. Garden
The day will include workshops, music, and garden tours, including: 

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.: Welcome by Bill LoSasso, Director of NYC Parks GreenThumb
  • 11:05 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.: Succulent workshop with Urban Park Ranger, Jane Deng
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Herbalism workshop with community gardener, Stephen Reid, at Green Space @ President Street
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.: Music performance by Batalá New York, an all-female percussion ensemble playing Afro-Brazilian music
  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Intermission
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Live garden tour with Q&A of Brooklyn Bears Carlton Avenue Garden led by community gardener, Jon Crow.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.: Closing by Karyn Williams, GreenThumb Assistant Director for Planning & Programs
    *Schedule subject to change

Be sure to tune in starting at 11:00 a.m. on our Facebook page: @GreenThumbNYC


*Open to gardeners in the New York Region only.*
GreenThumb is thrilled to partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) this summer to help you have a successful growing season on August 11th from noon-1:00 p.m.. During the virtual office hour sessions, CCE Urban Agriculture Specialists Yolanda Gonzalez and Sam Anderson, together with GreenThumb Staff, will work through your questions and do out best to provide answers, tips, and suggestions! 

The best way for us to help identify the issue is through photos. Please upload or email, up to 5 clear, sharp images, with a mix of angles. For problems with plant damage or disease, include close-up shots of problem areas on the plants (damage, discoloration, etc.) and at least one zoomed out to show the whole plant, if possible. If you see a bug, any fairly close-up and in-focus photos of the bug itself will be useful, along with photos of suspected damage to the plant. 
Please submit your photos and questions in advance and RSVP at:
*Advanced submissions will be considered first.* 

¿Qué está pasando con mi planta? Horario de oficina con CCE
¿Cuáles son estas manchas en mis tomates? ¿Qué es este insecto, y está comiendo o ayudando a mis cultivos? GreenThumb está encantado de asociarse con Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) el 12 de agosto (12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.) para ayudarlo a tener una temporada agrícola exitosa. Envíe sus fotos y preguntas por adelantado, y durante las sesiones de horarios de oficina virtual cada mes, los especialistas de agricultura urbana de CCE Yolanda Gonzalez y Sam Anderson, junto con el personal de GreenThumb, harán todo lo posible para proporcionar respuestas, consejos y sugerencias! Registrese aquí.
*Solo para jardineros sede en Nueva York.

For the latest updates on whether a workshop is cancelled, postponed, or moving online, please visit our website. To watch past GreenThumb webinars, please visit our Webinar Video Recordings page

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