GreenThumb

The largest community gardening program in the nation

GreenThumb Events & Workshops

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GreenThumb workshops are marked with a green border, partner events are marked with a purple border.

Apr. 2017

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 3

Planting Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes come in all shapes and colors. Learn the secrets to planting…
Location: Rockaway Student Farm, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 6

Free Soil Testing Workshops at McCarren Park Green Market

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth is hosting two free workshops in partnership with Brooklyn…
Location: McCarren Park Greenmarket, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
May 6

Free Community Garden Storytime

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a read aloud, music and singing for this storytime in partnership with the East…
Location: East 43rd Street Block Association Community Garden Garden, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free
May 6

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Share

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and Butterfly Project NYC to find out…
Location: Grove Hill Learning Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, May 11, 2017

May11

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Plant Sale

9:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
Need more seedlings for your garden? Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts an annual plant…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
May11

The Power of Herbs

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Herbs are powerful in treating common sicknesses as well as other aspects impacting…
Location: Bronx Sunshine Garden (in ), Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 13, 2017

May13

Free Soil Testing Workshops at McCarren Park Green Market

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Neighbors Allied for Good Growth is hosting two free workshops in partnership with Brooklyn…
Location: McCarren Park Greenmarket, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
May13

Plant Giveaway / Perennial Workshop at The Battery

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Battery is home to 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens grown without the…
Location: Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery), Manhattan
Cost: Free
May13

Bronx Food and Farms Walking Tour: Highbridge Gardens

10:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
The Highbridge section of the Bronx will be the theme of this month’s tour. Taking…
Location: East 161st Street and Grand Concourse, Bronx
Cost: Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com
May13

Compost Giveaway with Open Bin NYC 2017

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Celebrate International Compost Awareness Week with the New York City Compost Project!…
Location: Lehman College, Bronx
Cost: Free
May13

Marvelous Mushrooms Spring

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Fungi can be helpful in your garden and delicious in the kitchen. This class offers a peek…
Location: Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens
Cost: Free

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May17

Making Creative Structures from Your Existing Rubble

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This workshop will show the creative uses of existing garden rubble like used bricks,…
Location: Patchen Community Square, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Community Garden Block Beautification Day Project: Broom and Bloom

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Prophecy Garden invites all to come together and turn this garden into an…
Location: Prophecy Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May21

Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into…
Location: Hooper Street Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May24

Direct Sow and Transplant Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling and/or stunted transplants? Join…
Location: 138th Street Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May25

Healthy Trees

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us for a walk in the garden and beyond the garden gates to look at trees. Learn how to…
Location: Union Street Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jun 3

Dance Fest LES

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the El Jardin del Paraiso for a dance festival for Lower East Side groups, featuring…
Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jun 4

Dance Fest LES

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Join the El Jardin del Paraiso for a dance festival for Lower East Side groups, featuring…
Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Jun24

Hydrangea Hurrah at Madison Square Park

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Madison Square Park Conservancy is excited to present the second annual Madison Square Hort…
Location: Madison Square Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free