October Events and Workshops

 

 If you have an upcoming event you'd like us to include, please let us know at growtolearn@grownyc.org


NYBG Workshop: Pruning Certificate Series

Wednesday,October 1st, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 8th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: The New York Botanical Garden Watson Education Building, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Cost: Free

 

The Pruning Certificate course has been designed to help you learn to prune properly and improve your community garden. The focus of the class will be on pruning small trees and shrubs, with a full class devoted to fruit tree pruning. To receive a pruning certificate you must attend the four classes listed above and demonstrate your pruning skills through 8 hours of practice at community garden workdays.

 

Pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to Bronx community gardeners. To register or for more information, call 718.817.8026 or e-mail skatz@nybg.org.


 

Edible Schoolyard Workshop: Food Geography in the Kitchen and Garden Classroom

Wednesday, October 8th, 4 - 6pm

Location: PS 216, 350 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY

Cost: Free

 

Check out some ideas for teaching geography through hands-on lessons in the kitchen and garden classroom!  Edible Schoolyard NYC teachers will demonstrate some of our favorite teaching activities.

 

Please RSVP


 

Native Plant Share with the Butterfly Project - Date change due to weather

Saturday,October 11th, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location: P.S. 154X, Alexander Ave between E 135th St and E 137th St., Bronx, NY 10454

Cost: Free

 

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden, and Grow To Learn NYC in a workshop and native plant giveaway targeted to increasing the number of useful native plants in our school and community gardens for the benefit of our local pollinators. At the end of the workshop, prepare to take native plants back to your school or community garden. Plants are available for planting in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.

 

School Gardens will be able to receive native plants.

 

Participants should be prepared to show ID to enter the building.

 

Please RSVP


Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour

Saturday, October 11th, 9:30am - 2pm

Location: Departing from Metro Rail North 153rd St./Yankee Stadium Station

Cost: $30, cash or check payable to La Familia Verde

 

Our fall tour will feature all things wellness: get outside, eat well, and exercise! Our first stop will be the Garden of Life and Health, a new community garden, where we’ll dance a little Zumba to energize us for the day. We will have lunch at Tremont Community Garden, a Bronx Land Trust garden where seniors grow food for market. Finally, we’ll visit the Garden of Happiness, where chickens roam among the herbs and garden vegetables, all part of a community-run market founded by urban farm activist Karen Washington.

A complimentary healthy and delicious lunch will be provided (except on September tour) by B-Blossom, a Bronx-based catering company featuring healthy, fresh dishes for all tastes. See brochure for more info.

 

A complimentary healthy and delicious lunch will be provided (except on September tour) by B-Blossom, a Bronx-based catering company featuring healthy, fresh dishes for all tastes.

 

Tour Guide: Dior Doward, Agtivist

 

To reserve your seat or for more information, call 718.817.8026 or e-mail bronxfoodsummit@gmail.com


Greenthumb Workshop: How to Start A Seed Saving Library

Saturday,October 11th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: Weeksville Heritage Center. 1698 Bergen St. between Rochester and Buffalo Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11213

Cost: Free

 

Learn the basics of setting up and organizing a seed library, which can range from a small box to a large

room. Visit the new seed library at the Weeksville Heritage Center.


NYC Compost Project: Intermediate Composting

Saturday,October 11th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: West Brighton Community Garden. 899 Henderson Avenue, Staten Island.

Cost: Free

 

Do you know the basics of composting, and want to take your knowledge to the next level? The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden will teach you how to make better compost. Topics include carbon:nitrogen ratios, bulk density, and monitoring the process through temperature.

 

Registration is requested; call (718) 425-3558.


Greenthumb Workshop: Winterizing Your Garden

Monday,October 13th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Chestnut Street Garden. Chestnut St and Etna St, Brooklyn.

Cost: Free

 

Learn basic gardening tips on prepping your garden for the winter: composting, cleaning, cover crops, garlic, and more. 

 


Edible Schoolyard Workshop: Make Harvest Soup in Your Classroom

Tuesday, October 14th, 4:30 - 6pm

Location: PS 7/Global Tech, 160 E. 120th St., New York, NY

Cost: Free

 

Making soup with your students teaches them about seasonality and their own health.  Come see how Edible Schoolyard NYC gets cooking with our students..

 

Please RSVP


 

Grow to Learn Workshop: Grant Writing and Garden Planning

Wednesday, October 15th, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Location: GrowNYC, 49 Chambers St., Manhattan. Room 212

Cost: Free

 

Is your school planning on applying for the Grow to Learn Mini-Grant this fall? Join the Grow to Learn team to learn how to write a successful grant application and stay for the Garden Planning workshop to create your optimal garden vision.

 

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building.

 

Please RSVP


 

Greenthumb Workshop: Building a Rainwater Harvesting System

Wednesday,October 15th, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location: William B. Washington Memorial Garden, 325 West 126th St., New York, NY 10035

Cost: Free

 

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of catching and holding rain for later use. Since 2002, community gardens have been leading the charge to conserve water and redirect stormwater runoff by collecting rainwater. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn more about these efforts and how you can build a simple 2-barrel system using materials that are readily available and at little to no cost.

 

Registered School Gardens will be able to receive a DEP Rainwater Harvesting Barrel.


Synergi Community Garden Cover Crop Workshop and Volunteer Day

Thursday,October 16th, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Synergi Community Garden, Bronx

Cost: Free

 

Come join us and learn about cover crops to help your garden grow through the winter. Come see our winter crops of kale and beets, check out our fitness equipment, and see what we're up to at Synergi Community Garden. We'll be joined by the New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up folks for the workshop.


UCC Youth Urban Farm Workshop: Garlic Tips

Monday,October 20th, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Location: UCC Youth Farm. 612 Schenck, Brooklyn, NY

Cost: Free

 

This workshop will provide tips on garlic planting, growing, and harvesting.

 


 

Grow to Learn Workshop: Grant Writing and Garden Planning Workshop

Tuesday, October 21st, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: GrowNYC, 49 Chambers St., Manhattan. Room 212

Cost: Free

 

Is your school planning on applying for the Grow to Learn Mini-Grant this fall? Join the Grow to Learn team to learn how to write a successful grant application and stay for the Garden Planning workshop to create your optimal garden vision.

 

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building.

 

 

Please RSVP


NYC Compost Project Hosted by the Queens Botanical Garden: Teacher Wormshop

Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

Cost: $5 fee

 

Discover the benefits of composting with a worm bin in your classroom. This excellent hands-on and inquiry-based activity teaches kids biology, recycling, and responsibility. Learn great facts about earthworms, how to set up a worm bin, and how to maintain the system effectively.

 

Registration is required; email compost@queensbotanical.org or call (718) 539-5296.

 


Greenthumb Workshop: How to Care for Your Roses

Thursday,October 23rd, 5:30 - 7:00pm

Location: Garden of Life and Health, 757 Melrose Ave., Bronx, NY 10451

Cost: Free

 

We will share organic growing techniques for cultivating healthy, beautiful roses. The workshop will include annual pruning methods for roses and how to feed them safely and effectively. Fall is a great time to mulch your roses!


City Chicken BX Workshop: Build Workday and Preparing for Winter

Wednesday,October 29th, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Location: Paradise on Earth. 1106 Fox St. Bronx.

Cost: Free

 

Join us in learning how to prepare your coop for winter and get some hands-on experience finishing a coop. No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided!

 

Presented by New York Restoration Project in partnership with Just Food and Bronx Chicks.


Grow to Learn Workshop: Grant Writing and Garden Planning

Monday, October 27th, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Location: GrowNYC, 49 Chambers St., Manhattan. Room 212

Cost: Free

 

Is your school planning on applying for the Grow to Learn Mini-Grant this fall? Join the Grow to Learn team to learn how to write a successful grant application and stay for the Garden Planning workshop to create your optimal garden vision.

 

Gardeners should be prepared to show ID and use a metal detector to enter the building.

 

Please RSVP