GreenThumb

The largest community gardening program in the nation

GreenThumb Events & Workshops

To add an event in your GreenThumb community garden to this calendar, please fill out our event listing request form.

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

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mar25

33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference: Sustaining Garden Legacies

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City!…
Location: Hostos Community College, Bronx This is an Accessible location
Cost: Pre-registration admission - $5, free for kids 12 years old and younger. $7 at the door.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mar28

Getting Money For Your Green Space: How to Partner with Elected Officials to Fund Park Projects

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
A significant portion of NYC Parks’ Capital budget is provided by Council Members and…
Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Apr 1

Season Extension Basics

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Get a jump on spring crops, then stretch your harvest into fall and beyond with season…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apr 2

Fruit Tree Maintenance 101

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered about what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in…
Location: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Apr 4

Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shady Tree Beds

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Dry shade is a gardener’s worst nightmare… or is it? Experienced street tree…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Apr 6

Vertical Gardening 1: Living Walls

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
In this vertical gardening series, you will learn how to make your own living wall pouch to…
Location: East Side Outside Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free
Apr 6

Tomato Heaven

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Hard-to-find, heirloom, tomato, such as like Mortgage Lifter, Speckled Roman, and…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Apr 8

Hot Pile Compost Build

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Come meet our great master composters of the garden. Event hosted by the wonderful team at…
Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Apr 9

Easter Egg Hunt at Joe Holzka Garden

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Come out and join our first-ever Easter egg hunt! Sponsored by Fidelis and the Giving…
Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Apr11

Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Disorganization creates dysfunction. In this workshop, we will discuss methods for…
Location: United Community Centers, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Apr15

GreenThumb Summer Supply Distribution 2017

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your registered GreenThumb community…
Location: Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community Garden), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, New Vision Garden (in ), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location, Green Oasis Community Garden/Gilbert's Garden (in ), Manhattan, La Finca del Sur, Bronx, Chenchitas Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free
Apr15

Ashford Learning Garden: Easter Egg Hunt

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come and join us for arts and crafts and an opportunity to find eggs filled with candies or…
Location: Ashford Learning Center, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apr18

Building SIPS in Raised Beds

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn how to build your own Sub-Irrigated Planting System (SIPS) in a raised bed. SIPS…
Location: Chestnut Street Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
Apr18

Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Growing Peppers

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Peppers are fiery, tasty, healthy, and beautiful. Learn to source, raise, and prepare some…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr22

Earth Day of Action at Stars of Hope Garden

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This Earth Day, gather with your neighbors to help spruce up our community garden for…
Location: Stars of Hope Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apr25

Building a Trellis in Your Garden

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Learn techniques for building a trellis for your crops. Supporting your plants can give…
Location: BACDYS Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Apr27

Aphids, Whiteflies and Slugs, Oh My!

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Struggling with aphids, whiteflies, and other pests in your garden? Join us for an overview…
Location: Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ), Staten Island
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Apr29

GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution: Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening.…
Location: UCC Youth Farm, Brooklyn
Cost: Free
Apr29

GreenThumb Plant Starts Distribution: Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get your veggie transplants at our annual giveaway, plus tips on square foot gardening.…
Location: Melrose New Generation Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free
Apr29

Highland Park Community Garden Opening Day

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled opening day at Highland Park's community garden. Enjoy workshops,…
Location: Highland Park Children's Garden (in Highland Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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