33rd Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference Sustaining Garden LegaciesMar 25, 9am - 4pm450 Grand Concourse

Come celebrate the official kickoff of the community gardening season in New York City!

The day will be packed with 30+ workshops on garden-related topics including: food systems education, kids’ activities, vegetable growing techniques, and designing your community garden for the present and future.

Workshop Highlights

  • Real Food in Fake Democracy
  • The Power of Herbs
  • Mushrooms and Fungi
  • Compost 101
  • Herbal Soap Making 
  • Making Vinegar from Scraps
  • Herbal Soap Making
  • West African "Cowpea"
  • Tracking Buterflies in NYC
  • The Hip-Hop Hauler: How to Turn Trash into Cash
  • Barrier-Free Garden Design
  • Grant Writing 101
  • Youth in Gardens
  • How to Build a Simple Rainwater Harvesting System

Keynote Speakers

The conference will also include a panel discussion on ways to sustain your garden legacy. This year’s keynote speaker is Tony Hillary, Founder and Executive Director of Harlem Grown. Tony founded Harlem Grown to address the health and academic challenges facing public elementary school students in Harlem. Our youth speaker is Kadiatou Ba and has been a youth participant at Harlem Grown since its inception five years ago. Read more about our keynote speakers here.

You can pre-register for GreenThumb's GrowTogether Conference online, in person, or by mail. Admission is $5 per person and free for kids 12 years old and younger.

Please register online by Thursday, March 23, 2017.

To register by mail, please mail to the following address. Your mail must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2017. Please mail to:
The Arsenal/GreenThumb
830 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065.

To register in person, please visit the GreenThumb office at 100 Gold Street, Suite 3100, New York, NY 10038.

Pre-registration admission - $5, free for kids 12 years old and younger. $7 at the door.

Central Park Tour MidPark Welcome TourMar 26, 2pm - 3pmAlexander von Humboldt statue - Central Park West and 77th Street

Explore some of the park's best-known features, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this introductory tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides. Highlights of this tour include: Balcony Bridge, Oak Bridge, the Lake, the Ramble, and Belvedere Castle.

The tour route involves many hills, stairs, and uneven terrain. The tour starts in front of the Alexander von Humboldt statue (77th Street and Central Park West), and ends at Belvedere Castle (mid-Park at 79th Street). 

For weather cancellation, ticket and other policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at

For more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

It's My Park at Leif Ericson ParkMar 26, 11am - 2pmComfort Station

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to clean up and beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!


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