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Save the Date for the 2023 GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

Our 39th annual GrowTogether Conference will kick off the 2023 community gardening season on April 1st at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan! The theme for the conference is Learning from the Land: Bounties of Wisdom from Community Gardens. All activities are free and open to the public.

39th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave., Manhattan, NY
Details and more information will be announced on our social media pages and website, so stay tuned! Please see below for different ways you can be part of the conference.

  • T-Shirt Design Contest
    Submit up to three original designs for the 2023 GrowTogether T-Shirt Design Contest based on the theme: Learning from the Land: Bounties of Wisdom from Community Gardens. The winning design will appear on the 39th annual GreenThumb GrowTogether t-shirts, worn by hundreds of gardeners all over the city. Please visit our website for submission guidelines in English and Spanish. Deadline: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 
  • Call for Workshop Proposals
    We're inviting a wide range of workshop proposals about community gardening, seeds, composting, biodiversity, indigenous plants and cultivation methods, ecology, resilience, food and racial justice, herbalism, group development, community organizing, native plants, climate change, intergenerational gardening, crop histories, and more. We're grateful for your offer to share your knowledge at our 39th annual conference, in an ongoing tradition of uplifting and celebrating community gardening in NYC since 1984. Please share your proposals using this form no later than Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact: Workshops & Education Coordinator, Mara Gittleman at mara.gittleman@parks.nyc.gov.   
  • In Memoriam
    GreenThumb will be celebrating the lives and legacies of the community gardeners we lost in 2022 during the GrowTogether conference. Please help us honor these gardeners by sending us their names, garden, photos and brief statement about their lives as gardeners with "In Memoriam" in the subject line to to greenthumbinfo@parks.nyc.gov by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Photo: Amani Olugbala of Soul Fire Farm facilitating an Uprooting Racism in the Community Garden training at the 2019 GrowTogether Conference at CUNY Graduate Center by Zachary Schulman

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