GreenThumb Events & Workshops
33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference: Sustaining Garden Legacies
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City!
The day will be packed with 30+ workshops on garden-related topics including: food systems education, kids’ activities, vegetable growing techniques, and designing your community garden for the present and future.
- Real Food in Fake Democracy
- The Power of Herbs
- Mushrooms and Fungi
- Compost 101
- Making Vinegar from Scraps
- Herbal Soap Making
- West African "Cowpea"
- Tracking Buterflies in NYC
- The Hip-Hop Hauler: How to Turn Trash into Cash
- Barrier-Free Garden Design
- Grant Writing 101
- Youth in Gardens
- How to Build a Simple Rainwater Harvesting System
The conference will also include a panel discussion on ways to sustain your garden legacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Hillary, Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Tony founded Harlem Grown to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary school students in Harlem. Our youth speaker is Kadiatou Ba and has been a youth participant at Harlem Grown since its inception five years ago. Read more about our keynote speakers here.
You can pre-register for GreenThumb's GrowTogether Conference online, in person, or by mail. Admission is $5 per person and free for kids 12 years old and younger.
Please register online by Thursday, March 23, 2017.
To register by mail, please mail to the following address. Your mail must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2017. Please mail to:
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065.
To register in person, please visit the GreenThumb office at 100 Gold Street, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10038.
Admission at the door is $7 per person and free for kids 12 years old and younger. Day-of registration* will take place from 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m.
*GreenThumb cannot guarantee lunch or a t-shirt to walk-in participants.
For those gardeners from Brooklyn who would prefer to take a bus, GreenThumb has scheduled bus pickup in two locations in Brooklyn. For more information about Bus Service, please visit GreenThumb's website.
Table at GrowTogether
If you are greening partner and would like to table at this year’s event, please fill out the Networking Table Form by February 17.
Volunteer at GrowTogether
GreenThumb is looking for volunteers to help out at the conference. Breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt will be provided. Sign up here.
Become a Sponsor
*Interested in becoming a sponsor at GrowTogether or sending any in-kind donations, please contact Twywana Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GreenThumb GrowTogether, please call (212) 602-5300. Follow along or share your experience on social media at #GrowTogetherConference2017 and #growtogether.
Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Directions to this location
CostPre-registration admission - $5, free for kids 12 years old and younger. $7 at the door.