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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.

Apr. 2017


Tuesday, April 25, 2017


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


Aphids, Whiteflies and Slugs, Oh My! + Staten Island Spring Supply Distribution

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


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

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

GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse Open House

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Grow NYC for a ribbon cutting ceremony, mini-workshops, cooking demos, a…
Location: GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Rat Academy

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Do you see rats around your garden? Come to this free training to learn rat prevention…
Location: El Jardin Del Paraiso (in ), Manhattan
Cost: Free

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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