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GreenThumb's 34th Annual GrowTogether Conference

Saturday, March 31, 2018

8:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary, where we’ll be “Honoring Our Roots” and kicking-off the community gardening season in New York City! The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities. 

Special Keynote Speaker:
We are thrilled to announce that this year's GrowTogether Conference will feature a keynote address by Karen Washington - an advocate for community gardens and food justice, a member of La Familia Verde Community Garden Coalition, a farmer at Rise and Root Farm, and the co-founder of the Black Urban Growers (BUGS). 

Featured Panels: 

  • Floods, Bugs, and Dog Days: Gardening in the Age of Climate Change
  • Growing Healing Spaces in Community Gardens with Medicinal Plants
  • Garden Legends: Get into the Weeds with the Community Gardeners who helped Shape the Movement
  • Seed Keeping: Storytelling and the Importance of Saving Seeds 

More than 50 Workshops On:

  • Cultivating Community Engagement
  • Financial and Political Support
  • Food Justice 
  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Making Things with Plants and Herbs
  • Specialized Workshops for Teachers and Garden Educators

Don't miss out on this special day, get your tickets today!
Register for $5 tickets and download the mail in registration form at the links below.
The first 500 people to purchase a ticket in advance will receive a special 40th anniversary gift!

Tickets at the door on the day of the conference will be $10. 


Borough of Manhattan Community College This is an Accessible location
199 Chambers St New York, NY 10007, Manhattan
Directions to this location


Ticket information below.

Contact Number

(212) 602-5300

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