GreenThumb

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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, May 30, 2015

May30

Planting and Opening of Monarch Butterfly Garden

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us in planting a brand new beautiful Monarch Butterfly Garden and way station at…
Location: Hoover Playground (in Hoover - Manton Playgrounds), Queens
Cost: Free

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May31

La Casita Verde Garden Work Day

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
La Casita Verde was awarded a $1000 Love Your Block grant from The Citizen's Committee…
Location: La Casita Verde
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

GreenThumb Summer Supply Giveaway

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Pick up basic gardening and maintenance supplies for your garden. One pickup per garden…
Location: GreenThumb Compound, Queens
Cost: Free
Jun 6

Siempre Verde Garden: Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Monthly summer story time with Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library starting May 7th!…
Location: Siempre Verde Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free
Jun 6

Compost with Red Wigglers

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Want to start recycling your food waste at home? Join us at Dorothy Strelsin Community…
Location: Dorothy Strelsin Memorial Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free
Jun 6

Propagating Seeds Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Propagating your own seeds is a timeless way to keep food traditions alive, reduce…
Location: Aberdeen Street Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

LaGuardia Corner Garden Rose Walk

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
This community garden has a large collection of roses. Each of the blooming roses will be…
Location: LaGuardia Corner Community Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jun11

GreenThumb Workshop: Double Raised Bed Building

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
We will be learning how to raise beds higher to make them more accessible, especially for…
Location: PS 53 Garden (in ), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun13

GreenThumb Workshop: Freshkills Park Walking Tour

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join NYC gardeners for a tour of Freshkills Park and see land transformation on an…
Location: St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jun14

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival at the Urban Meadow Garden

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please enjoy a day of cutting-edge jazz music at the Urban Meadow Community Garden in…
Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: $10 suggested admission, kids are free

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jun17

GreenThumb Workshop: Garden Design

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to do something different than the same old 4-by-8-foot wooden raised…
Location: Red Gate Garden (in ), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jun18

GreenThumb Workshop: Perennial Swap

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Perennials are plants like oregano or day lily, which grow and bloom in spring and summer,…
Location: River Garden (in ), Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun20

GreenThumb Workshop: Birdhouse Building

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Interested in building a birdhouse? Come to the Clayton Williams Community Garden and learn…
Location: Clayton Williams Memorial Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free
Jun20

GreenThumb Workshop: Composting 101

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This is the first in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These three…
Location: Westervelt Community Garden, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jun21

8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival at the Urban Meadow Garden

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Please enjoy a day of cutting edge jazz music at the Urban Meadow Community Garden in…
Location: Urban Meadow Community Garden, Brooklyn
Cost: $10 suggested admission, kids are free
Jun21

El Flamboyan Garden: Father's Day Celebration

2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a Father's Day celebration at the garden with a DJ, free food, and beverages.…
Location: El Flamboyan Community Garden (in ), Bronx
Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jun24

City Chicken Institute: How to Build a Chicken Tractor

5:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Chicken tractors are a small chicken run without a floor that allow you to safely move your…
Location: Paradise on Earth, Bronx
Cost: Free

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jul 2

Garden Stories with Hamilton Fish Library

10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy monthly summer story time with Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library!  …
Location: Siempre Verde Garden, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

GreenThumb Workshop: Lawns and Meadows 101

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Maintaining a quality lawn area involves more than irrigation, fertilization and pesticide…
Location: Family Group Garden/Latinos Unidos (in ), Bronx
Cost: Free

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

GreenThumb Workshop: Tea for 2 Billion Organisms

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This is the second in a series of compost workshops in Staten Island. These…
Location: Moravian Churches Community Garden, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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