February Events and Workshops

 

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


Citizens Committee Workshop: Media Tools

Saturday, February 21st, 11am-3pm

Location: Manhattan

Cost: Free


You read about a music camp in your local paper, or heard about a vertical garden on NY1. Whether it's through print, radio or TV, you can get the word out about your project—and inspire others to spring into action, too. This workshop will teach you how to write a compelling press release, host a press conference, and otherwise frame your message in a way that grabs the spotlight—and gets people involved.


RSVP is required! To register, contact Tehmina at tbrohi@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563


NYC Eco-Schools Sustainability Coordinators Gathering

Wednesday, February 25th, 4pm

Location: MS 217 Robert A. Vanwyck, 85-05 144th Street, Briarwood, NY 11435

Cost: Free

 

NYC Eco-Schools invites Sustainability Coordinators and Green Team members to join us at MS 217 in Queens, the Green Magnet School for Career Exploration, for our first catered Sustainability Coordinator Gathering of 2015! Come and relax, enjoy good food, mingle with like-minded peers, and get inspired by some great sustainability initiatives! You'll hear from teacher/Sustainability Coordinator Karen Phillips about the school's gardens, student-led energy and recycling audits, social action teach-ins and "Earth Carnival." Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

RSVP required to fanoe@nwf.org or 646-502-7096


Grow to Learn Giveaway: Spring Seed Giveaway

Wednesday, February 25th, 2 - 6:30pm

Location: 49 Chambers St. 2nd Floor, Room 212, Manhattan

Cost: Free

Get ready for Spring and swing by Grow to Learn and GreenThumb's Seed Giveaway! Schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive 10-12 packets of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for free. Grab a Spring planting calendar and blank crop planning sheet while you're at it, and leave prepared for the upcoming growing season. Packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP


Grow to Learn Giveaway: Spring Seed Giveaway

Thursday, February 26th, 2 - 6:30pm

Location: 49 Chambers St. 2nd Floor, Room 212, Manhattan

Cost: Free

Get ready for Spring and swing by Grow to Learn and GreenThumb's Seed Giveaway! Schools registered with Grow to Learn will receive 10-12 packets of mixed vegetable, herb, and flower seeds for free. Grab a Spring planting calendar and blank crop planning sheet while you're at it, and leave prepared for the upcoming growing season. Packets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please RSVP


Grow to Learn Workshop: Bed Building for Beginners

Saturday, February 28th, 11am-1pm

Location: The Environmental Study Center, 7151 Avenue T, Brooklyn

Cost: Free

 

Planning for a Spring build day, but new to building raised beds? Join Grow to Learn as we cover all the bed building basics: materials and sourcing, tool use and safety, and construction. We'll use the skills taught in the workshop to construct a raised bed on site!

 

Please RSVP

 

Schools registered with Grow to Learn will be able to request soil, lumber, and compost. Requests for soil and compost will be filled based on neighborhood eligibility. Requests will be delivered in late Spring or early summer, on a first come, first served basis.