Join us for Earth Week at GreenThumb, where we'll be learning about and uplifting the ecological benefits of native plants and pollinators in community gardens. All workshops will be virtual, free, open to the public, and will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel. Please RSVP using the links below to receive the Zoom link.
Growing a Wild Classroom: Designing Habitats for Outdoor Learning
Tuesday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Creating habitats that provide NYC's bees, butterflies, and birds with much-needed nourishment is is an important function of our gardens. How can these gardens also function as classrooms? The National Wildlife Federation helps create Schoolyard and Community Habitat gardens all over NYC. During this workshop, they will teach you how to to create a habitat garden that cultivates curiosity, and offers an array of rich educational experiences.
Wednesday, April 21, noon - 1:00 p.m.
Design Your Garden To Attract Pollinators
Thursday, April 22, noon - 1:00 p.m.
This webinar focuses on the capacity of gardens to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Participants will learn and discuss elements of design, habitat requirements, and options for native plants for an effective pollinator garden. Enjoy a brief overview of pollinators in NYC, learn design tips for structuring a pollinator garden with horticultural and habitat recommendations. Workshop will show examples of pollinator gardens.
Thursday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.