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35th Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Deep-Seeded Gardening

Gardeners cultivate more than plants—they grow an enduring sense of place and connection to our city in the face of rapid urban change. Inspired by the patience and mindfulness embodied by BBG’s Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (currently celebrating its 100th anniversary), this year’s theme, “Deep-Seeded Gardening,” honors our deep-seated connections to the gardens and green spaces of Brooklyn.

Schedule

10–11 a.m.

Registration, coffee, and exhibits 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.

  • Build Your Own Downspout Planter
  • Demystifying Soil Contamination
  • Fermenting Apple Cider
  • Healing with Plants
  • Making School Gardens That Work!
  • Plants for Shady Tree Beds
  • Walking Meditation
  • What’s So Great About Your Garden?

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Exhibits in the Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium, Steinberg Visitor Center

Lunch at the Winter Café (Steinhardt Conservatory)
Sandwiches, soups, and salads are available.

Bring Your Lunch Break-out Sessions

Bring a bag lunch to join the conversation and the action:

  • Community Composting
  • Therapeutic Horticulture
  • Street Tree Stewardship
  • School and Youth Gardening
  • Preserving Community Gardens

Activities

  • View exhibits from BBG’s educational outreach programs.
  • Check out the Library (Rotunda).
  • Join a guided walking tour of BBG’s seasonal highlights (1–2 p.m.).
  • Watch a kokedama demo at the Garden Shop.

Movies in the Auditorium and Steinberg Visitor Center

Join us for films throughout the day. 1:30–2:45 p.m.Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address
in the Auditorium

“Fungi: A Gardener’s Invisible Allies,” presented by Dr. Kathie T. Hodge, Cornell University

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.

  • Build an Urban Herb Wall
  • Connecting the Drops
  • Edible Mushrooms to Grow
  • Grow a Mini-Meadow
  • If You Can’t Beat It, Eat It!
  • In the Root Zone
  • Perennial Fruits and Vegetables
  • Worms Make Great Roommates

4 p.m.

Pick up a spring gift bag as you leave!

Making Brooklyn Bloom 2016 is dedicated to the memory of Luke Halligan, educator and lifelong Brooklyn gardener.

For more information, please visit: http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/making_brooklyn_bloom_2016

Image credit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Details

Date:
March 12, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.bbg.org/visit/event/making_brooklyn_bloom_2016

Venue

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1100 Washington Avenue + Google Map