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GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference 2017

33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference

"Sustaining Garden Legacies"

March 25, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Come celebrate the official kick-off 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. The conference will also include a panel discussion on ways to sustain your garden legacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Hillery and is the 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 5 years ago. Read more about our keynote speakers here.  NYC Parks Bronx Recreation will have many activities for kids including; indoor bowling, hula hoop contest, basketball, arts and crafts, table games and raffle prizes!

$5 for adults Kids 12 and under free

Pre-registration Online: HERE

Please register online by Thursday, March 23, 2017

By Mail:

The Arsenal/GreenThumb 830 5th Avenue New York, NY 10065.

Postmark by Friday, March 10, 2017

In person at the GreenThumb’s Office:

100 Gold Street Suite 3100 New York, NY 10038

Delivered by Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day of registration: 9:00a.m.-10:00a.m.

$7 for adults on the day of the conference, kids 12 and under free

*GreenThumb cannot guarantee lunch or a t-shirt to walk-in participants.

Bus Service

For those gardeners from Brooklyn who would prefer to take a bus, GreenThumb has scheduled bus pickup in two locations in Brooklyn. Departure is at 8:00 a.m. sharp! To reserve your spot on the bus, check off which site you will depart from. This does not confirm your spot on the bus. You will receive an email or call for confirmation.

Please note: there are a limited number of seats available. Once the bus is full we will not be offering any additional seating. The two pick up locations are below.

Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, between Utica Avenue and Schenectady Avenue

Thomas Jefferson High School, 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, between Dumont and Blake Avenues                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Yoga sessions will be held in the gym at the following times, courtesy of Shape Up NYC, which offers 300 free fitness classes weekly at more than 150 locations across the five boroughs.

12:00pm - 12:45pm: Vanessa Tirado (Aerobic Easy Workout)

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Suraiya Jahan (Stretch)

2:00pm - 2:45pm: Esmeralda Alba (IntenSati)                                                                                                 

Interested in becoming a sponsor at GrowTogether or sending any in-kind donations contact Twywana Bush at

Follow us: #GrowTogetherConference2017 #growtogether

For more information please call 212-602-5300


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