Get Tips to Make Your Block Bloom With a Brooklyn Botanic Garden Workshop

The 2018 Greenest Block winner on Lefferts Avenue between Bedford and Rogers Avenues. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    Be inspired by other Brooklyn plant enthusiasts to bring seasonal splendor to the borough with a full day of free talks and workshops at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    “Growing a Greener City, Block by Block” is a free all-day conference aimed at bringing botanical knowledge to the community and spreading the enthusiasm for a green borough. This year’s conference will include a keynote talk, lessons from past winners of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest as well as morning and afternoon workshops and lunchtime activities. Workshop topics include starting seeds, worm composting, grassroots fundraising and container gardening.

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    2017 Greenest Block in Brooklyn winner on Bed Stuy’s Stuyvesant Avenue between Bainbridge and Chauncey. Photo by Susan De Vries

    There will also be plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered with reps from greening organizations across the city on hand with information and exhibits. Come prepared with your gardening questions and stop by the “Ask the Expert” table and learn more about local insects with information from the American Museum of Natural History.

    The event takes place on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at 990 Washington Avenue. For more information on the full schedule and to register, visit the event page here.

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