Butterfly Project Spring Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 10th • New Roots Community Farm, Grand Concourse and 153rd Street (2, 4, 5 Trains to 149th and Grand Concourse)
Join Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden and GreenThumb/NYC Parks 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.
R.S.V.P.required: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with name and garden address.
Save the Date: Pollinator Curriculum Guide Workshop for Educators • July 29th • Vladeck Hall • 74 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx
This event is part of a weeklong series of experiential-based workshops for teachers sponsored by the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information, contact Sara Kempton at email@example.com.
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.
To R.S.V.P., e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.