Friday, March 13, 2009

25th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

Saturday, March 21, 2009

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

You are invited on March 21 to join a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking, and greening inspiration at the 25th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether!

Not only is it the 25th Annual GrowTogether, but this year also makes 30 years since GreenThumb began. This year's workshop schedule is full of fun, interesting, and educational workshops for all ages. Highlights include special anniversary events and return dance performances by the American Ballroom Theatre Youth Dance Company, the youth dancers that inspired the hit documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.

Pre-register by March 10:

$3: Breakfast, workshop, lunch, t-shirt

Register at the door on March 21:

$5: breakfast and workshop

If you do not register, you are not guaranteed lunch or t-shirt, however, t-shirts can be purchased seperately.


Hostos Community College

Contact Number

(212) 788-8073

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Pretty Girl.

March 5th, 2009  By Rose Hayden-Smith

Practical and prophetic, particular and poetic, and entirely personal, this is how I would describe Our Life in Gardens.  Composed of nearly 50 essays arranged in alphabetical order, the book is termed by its authors a “gypsy trunk of this and that.” I’d think of it more as an old-time curiosity cabinet, a curio full of treasures to be pulled out and carefully savored, one by one. Part memoir, and part garden how-to, it is a completely engaging book to enjoy, perhaps while sitting in a favorite chair in the garden on a sunny afternoon, or by the fire on a cool, wet day, when gardening might be more of an intellectual pursuit. Read More

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sign-Up Now for a new CSA in Brooklyn


Flatbush Farm Share, a new CSA in Brooklyn

Some our our CSA Core Group members with Chris, owner of the Farm at Miller's Crossing, and his son; Paula from Just Food; and Carette and Josh (VISTA volunteer) from NYC Coalition against Hunger.


CSA: Community Supported Agriculture.

A CSA is an opportunity for a group of people to form a direct relationship with a local farmer. Members of a CSA directly benefit by paying less for their produce - 20% savings in an average year - and by getting a weekly delivery of organic produce fresh from the earth. In exchange, CSA members make a financial commitment to a local farm by purchasing a share of its crops before the start of a season. This investment supports farm operating costs, and guarantees a buyer for their harvest. A CSA is great for you, for your community, for the local economy, and for the environment.

Distribution site: Flatbush Reformed Church
(at Flatbush Ave and Church St)
Share Pick-up: Wednesdays, June 3 - October 28, from 5-8pm
Parking lot on site, blocks from Church Ave Q & B train, and the 41 and 35 bus routes.

The mission of Flatbush Farm Share is to make fresh, organic, produce available to any Brooklyn resident, regardless of economic status. We have 100 shares available for all income levels, and a generous subsidy program for low-income members. By joining our CSA, you are not only subscribing to a weekly basket of the most affordable, fresh, organic produce available, and supporting a family-owned farm, you are also making our mission a reality.

To become a member of the Flatbush Farm Share CSA, start by completing the form here!
Find more information at

Looking forward!
Stephanie Pereira
Member of the Flatbush Farm Share CSA Core Group

Our partners: Hunger Action Network of New York State, Just Food, NYC Coalition Against Hunger. Our farm partner is the Farm at Miller's Crossing, a family owned and operated farm outside of Hudson, NY.

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