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36th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Connecting the Drops

This year’s conference theme is inspired by BBG’s newly opened Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. The Water Garden, which includes a pond, rock weir and forebay, brook, and riparian plantings, is a part of the ongoing, multifaceted Water Conservation Project. The first such project of its scale and complexity in North America, it promises to serve as a model for reducing dependence on freshwater and lessening combined sewer overflow. With a day of workshops, panel discussions, films, and more, “Connecting the Drops” will give special attention to water wisdom, interconnectedness, and citizen action.

Keynote Address: Wilbur A. Levin

Grassroots: Regenerative Solutions for a Changing World

Courtney White, Author and Environmental Activist

Schedule

10–11 a.m.

Registration and coffee in the Steinberg Visitor Center

Please note this year’s change of venue.
Register the day of the event to secure space for workshops and the keynote address. 11 a.m.–NoonMorning Workshops

The final schedule will be listed at registration. You may choose one morning and one afternoon workshop, space permitting. Arrive early to get your first choices.

  • Bridge over Troubled Waters: Connecting to Our Local Waterways
  • Examining the Plant-Water Connection
  • Aquaponics 101
  • Celebrating Our Farming Traditions
  • Conserving Water with Compost
  • Facing Our Lead Legacy
  • Farm the Rain
  • Grow a Native Rainbow Garden
  • Hydroponics DIY
  • Tour the New Water Garden

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Lunch at the Yellow Magnolia Canteen (Steinberg Visitor Center)

Sandwiches, soups, and salads are available for purchase.

Bring Your Lunch Break-Out Sessions

Bring lunch to join the conversation and the action:

  • Community Composting
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Street Tree Stewardship
  • School and Youth Gardening
  • Environmental Justice

Activities

  • Check out the Library (Rotunda).
  • See inspiring short films in the Auditorium.
  • Explore water-wise design at the Smart Garden exhibit (Steinhardt Conservatory).
  • Bring your questions to “Ask the Gardener” (Rotunda).

1:30–2:45 p.m.Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address
in the Auditorium

“Grassroots: Regenerative Solutions for a Changing World,” presented by Courtney White, Author and Environmental Activist

3–4 p.m.

Afternoon Workshops

The final schedule will be listed at registration. You may choose one morning and one afternoon workshop, space permitting. Arrive early to get your first choices.

  • NYC as Ecosystem
  • Rookie Seed Starting on the Go
  • Aquaponics 101
  • Celebrating Our Farming Traditions
  • Conserving Water with Compost
  • Facing Our Lead Legacy
  • Farm the Rain
  • Grow a Native Rainbow Garden
  • Hydroponics DIY
  • Tour the New Water Garden

4 p.m.

Pick up a spring gift bag as you leave!

Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/making_brooklyn_bloom_2017

Venue

Brooklyn Botanical Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Website:
http://www.bbg.org

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