Butterfly Project Spring Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, May 14th • 11am – 1pm • 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 and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about the connections between native plants communities and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This spring we are joined by the METROPOLITAN MONARCH ALLIANCE who will present on how to help conserve monarch and other butterfly species in our city. Following, a mini-workshop will focus on how to select the best plants for your garden. how to establish and maintain a healthy and beautiful pollinator garden, as well as dividing plants and seed saving. 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.
Registration required: Go here.
Many thanks to our host: City Parks Foundation
And to our VOLUNTEERS!
Green Thumb GrowTogether • Saturday, March 18 • Hostos Community College
Butterfly Project NYC co-founders, Ursula Chanse and Chrissy Word, along with community advocate, Christina Delfic0 (iDig2Learn.org) presented two workshops to school and community gardeners. The workshop, Challenges of Pollinator Gardening in the City, focused on the basics of plant communities, site assessment, native plant selection and care and paid special attention to how one educator/advocate has overcome obstacles in developing gardens in urban, public settings – and she does it with kids!
Butterfly Project Fall Native Plant Share and Workshop • Saturday, October 24th • Grove Hill Community Garden, Eagle Avenue and 158th Street, Bronx (2, 5 Trains to Jackson Avenue)
Supported by Citizens Committee for NYC, Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden, and GreenThumb/NYC Parks worked together to acquire nearly 1,200 plants, including milkweeds, grasses and sedges, and beautiful vines and all of them were snapped up by our community garden partners!
Many thanks to all of our volunteers – we couldn’t have done it without them!
Pollinator Curriculum Guide for Educators
Ask about this wonderful resource at our upcoming Native Plant Share.