July Events and Workshops
If you have an upcoming event you'd like us to include, please let us know at email@example.com
GreenThumb Workshop: Native Edible and Medicinal Plants
Are you curious to learn about increasing health and wellness through nutrition and herbal medicine? If so, this workshop is for you!
Please join Jacoby Ballard from Just Food and GreenThumb Staff as we explore and discuss the uses of many native edibles and medicinal plants in our gardens. RSVP required
City Chicken Institute BK: Introduction to Urban Chicken Keeping
Thursday, July 10th, 5:30-7:15pm
Location: Imani Community Garden, 87 - 91 Schenectady Ave, Brooklyn
Visit our chicken coop and learn about the health and wellness benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.
East New York Farms Workshop: Beginner Composting Workshop
Saturday, July 12th, 10am-12pm
Location: UCC Youth Farm. 620 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn
Learn the basics of turning vegetables scraps, leaves and more into gold for your garden! We will talk about composting and tour the UCC Farm systems. Free bag of compost for the first 10 workshop attendees.
Bronx Food and Farms Trolley Tour: Independent Spirit
Saturday, July 12th,10am-2pm
Location: 153rd Street and Macombs Dam Park, Bronx (Outside the Metro-North Yankee Stadium station).
Cost: $30, payable by cash or a check made out to La Familia Verde, with proceeds going directly to support the Bronx community gardens and urban farms you visit.
This tour will feature some of the Bronx's community-led food and garden projects. Our first stop is Padre Plaza Success Community Garden, where gardeners grow and cook healthy food, sell produce at their seasonal farmers' market and teach others about gardening in the community. We will have lunch at the Waterfront Garden in Soundview, an apt stop on City of Water Day. Finally, we will visit La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, a women-led, non-profit farm and community for food, family, gardening and fun.
Tour Guide: Dior Doward
Please arrive at station between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call 718 817-8026 for details.
Registration is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
GreenThumb Workshop: Creative Garden Design and Native Plant Giveaway
Thursday, July 17th, 5-7pm
Location: Carolina Community Garden. 121 East 122nd Street, Manhattan
Have you ever wanted to do something different than the same old 4-by-8-foot wooden raised bed to create a new planting space? Join Edie Kean, Landscape Architect and GreenThumb Staff as we explore the basic elements and best practices of designing planting spaces for your garden. This will include a number of topics, from selecting the right space to adapting your design to the elements and working with found objects or inexpensive materials.
Attendees may be invited to participate in helping to enhance a new planting space at the host garden. RSVP required.
East New York Farms Workshop: Pest and Weed Management
Saturday, July 19th, 12pm - 4pm
Location: 590 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn
A conversation about what pests and weeds are causing problems and what techniques have worked in your garden. Free Row cover, and other weed and pest prevention tools.
How Much Does Your Garden Grow?
Saturday, July 19th, 10 - 11:30am
Location: Leave It Better Kids' Garden. Corner of West Tremont and Grand Avenues, across the street from MS 331, Bronx.
Learn to keep track of how much you grow! Youth gardeners at the Leave It Better Kids' Garden will show you how it's done by harvesting and weighing garlic and other mature crops. Participants will receive a record-keeping toolkit, courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space. Registration for this workshop is required. Please email email@example.com or call 718.817.8026.
Weed ID Workshop
Saturday, July 19th, 12 - 1:30pm
Location: La Finca del Sur Urban Farm. 138th Street and Grand Concourse, Bronx.
Join us on a weed walk! We will identify plants that are pests, such as bindweed, as well as useful plants we often consider to be weeds. A weed is simply a plant out of place.
City Chicken Institute BX: Care & Share
Wednesday, July 30th, 5:30 - 7:15pm
Location: Paradise on Earth, 1106 Fox Street, Bronx
Join a Just food and Bronx Chicks and learn about the health and wellness benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.
GreenThumb Workshop: Beekeeping 101
Wednesday, July 30, 5:30-7pm
Location: St. John Cantius Parish, 474 New Jersey Ave, Brooklyn
Join Gemma Garcia and GreenThumb for this basic beekeeping workshop. Learn how the hive is built and the basic things you need to know about keeping bees in your community garden. Learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different members of the bee family and the roles they play in the hive and gardens. You will also learn about the benefits of keeping bees in community gardens (aside from delicious honey) as well as the steps involved in getting trained as a beekeeper and starting a hive of your own. RSVP required.