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GreenThumb Events & Workshops

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

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Feb24

Planting Design for Shaded Gardens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Garden areas shaded by trees or buildings can be problematic but not impossible to plant,…
Location: McCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mar 1

Grow Your Garden Group

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
With spring around the corner, this is a key time to welcome new members to get involved in…
Location: Bushwick Inlet Park Center (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Mar 3

Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll…
Location: Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx
Cost: Free
Mar 3

Staten Island Garden Get Together

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
We invite you to a gathering for Staten Island community members to learn more about…
Location: Snug Harbor, Staten Island
Cost: Free
Mar 3

Compost Mania

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
New York City Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden See decomposers under…
Location: Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mar 8

The ABC’s of Event Planning: How to Plan a Successful Event at your Garden

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In preparation for Garden Month in June and the summer season, please join us as we discuss…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mar13

Organizing for Garden Success: Group Structure (Part 1 of 2)

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mar15

Compost for Community Gardens

5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Reimagine your garden as one where yard waste and veggie scraps are transformed into a rich…
Location: Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
Cost: Free

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mar20

Microbes and Fungi: The Life of the Soil Party

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Get to know the soil in your garden. If we take care of the soil, the soil will take care…
Location: GreenThumb Office, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar21

Plant a DIY Sub-Irrigated Window Box

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Almost any container can be converted into a water-wise, sub-irrigated planter. Learn how,…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Apr 4

Spring Spruce-up for Street Trees

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Street trees do much to improve our environment but often receive little care. Learn best…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Apr 7

Fruit Tree Care

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your…
Location: Little Green Garden/Rock Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr10

Happy Hydration with your Hydrant

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of connecting a garden hose to your fire hydrant, including proper…
Location: 6BC Botanical Garden & 5th St (in ), Manhattan This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Apr21

Site Planning for Your Community Garden

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we’ll walk through the site-planning process for the Powers St.…
Location: Powers St. Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apr24

Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx)

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Curious about bees for honey and pollination in your community garden? Join Liane Newton…
Location: Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Apr26

Beekeeping: An Introduction (Brooklyn)

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Curious about what it takes to keep honey bees in your community garden? Join longtime…
Location: St. John Cantius Parish (in ), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Apr28

Turning an Overgrown Site into a Maintainable Natural Area

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This workshop will take us through the process of transforming overgrown areas into natural…
Location: Roberto Clemente Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2

Sharing our Farm Traditions: Growing Korean Crops at Evergreen Community Garden

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Evergreen Community Garden is a five-acre community garden in a predominantly Korean…
Location: Evergreen Community Garden (in Kissena Corridor Park), Queens This is an Accessible location
Cost: Free

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May 8

Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws (Part 2 of 2)

5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Disorganization creates dysfunction. This two-part workshop series is designed to help your…
Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May15

Tropical Accent Design

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In this workshop, we will use our warm growing season to cultivate fast growing tropical…
Location: Edith Community Garden, Bronx
Cost: Free

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