Fall Native Plant Share and Dividing Workshop • Saturday, October 12 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Brook Park, Brook Avenue at 141st Street, Bronx (6 train to Brook Avenue)
Join Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up, and Friends of Brook Park to learn how to divide overgrown perennial plants, thus increasing the number of useful native plants in this community garden. At the end of the workshop, prepare to take native plants and some of the newly divided perennials back to your community or school garden. Plants are available for planting in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.
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Green Thumb Harvest Fair • Saturday, September 7, 2013 •
In collaboration with Bronx Green-Up of the New York Botanical Garden, Butterfly Project hosted a table at the Green Thumb Harvest Fair which drew several hundred Bronx residents and public officials. Our table offered attendees a great opportunity to learn more about Butterfly Project NYC, community gardens, and local pollinators.
Native Plant Workshop • Monday, August 5 • 6th Street & Avenue B Garden in Manhattan’s East Village
At Butterfly Project’s summer service meeting, Chrissy Word of Butterfly Project NYC and gardeners at the 6th Street and Avenue B Garden came together to discuss native plants, their uses for habitat creation, and how the right plant selection can strengthen garden design. A tour of the garden and a lively discussion lead by Word revealed ways in which native plants can be used to form ecological communities, even in small spaces. Gardeners shared observations about local community gardens and green spaces in the area and discussed how these “islands” are essential for wildlife. The discussion delved into how native plants can be used to support insects, birds, other animals, and humans alike. Avenue B and 6th Street gardeners will continue to work with Butterfly Project NYC and to include native plants in their design schemes.
Pollinator Curriculum Guide Workshop for Educators • July 18th • Vladeck Hall • 74 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx
Butterfly Project offered a P-credit course on our Pollinator Curriculum Guide as part of a week-long professional development event sponsored by Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Spring Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 11 • La Finca Del Sur • East 138th Street and Grand Concourse
Butterfly Project NYC, the Bronx Green-Up, and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation joined up to teach participants about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop was part of NYC Wildflower Week and included an educational game demonstrating the importance of the relationship between plants and pollinators. Plants were available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces.