Butterfly Project Spring Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 16th • Grove Hill Community Garden, Eagle Avenue and 158th Street, Bronx (2, 5 Trains to Jackson Avenue)

Join Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden, GreenThumb/NYC Parks and GrowNYC to learn more about the connections between native plants communities and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes.  This year’s workshop is once again part of NYC Wildflower Week. The workshop will focus on how to select the best plants for your garden as well as tips for establishing and maintaining a healthy and beautiful pollinator garden.  At the end of the workshop, prepare to take native plants back to your community or school garden.  Plants are free and available for planting in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last.
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Green Thumb GrowTogether • Saturday, March 21 •  Hostos Community College
Butterfly Project NYC co-founders, Ursula Chanse and Chrissy Word, along with award winning school gardener, Ray Pultinas (Clinton High School) presented two workshops to school and community gardeners. The workshop, Principles of Designing a Pollinator Garden, focused on the basics of plant communities, site assessment, native plant selection and care and paid special attention to how educators could put these to use in school gardens. Ray presented examples in how he got the very successful Clinton School garden started, including how he garnered support from administrators and got youth working in the school garden.

Fall Native Plant Share and Dividing Workshop • Saturday, October 4 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • The Garden at PS 154x, Bronx
Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up, and PS 154x celebrated pollinators and youth on this windy and rainy Saturday. Not expecting much of a turnout, we were thrilled to have about 40 school and community gardeners turnout in support of pollinators and native plants!  Folks hung in for a workshop on 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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Pollinator Curriculum Guide Workshop for Educators

This wonderful resource will be available at our upcoming Native Plant Share.


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NYC Butterflies

All butterfly photos by Kevin Matteson