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32nd Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

March 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


32nd Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

Saturday, March 9 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Palm House, Rotunda, Classrooms, Auditorium

Making Brooklyn Bloom 2011. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.

Gardening for a Resilient City

As Brooklyn continues to recover and reassess after Hurricane Sandy, Gardening for a Resilient City will tap the local, regenerative resources we have at our disposal to rebuild a more verdant, sustainable Brooklyn.

Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address

Cultivating Resilience: Diversity, Democracy, Community

Dr. Vandana Shiva, founder of NavdanyaDr. Vandana Shiva
Global environmental activist, author, and founder of Navdanya
Photo by Kartikey Shiva

In anticipation of a capacity audience, registration for the keynote address is required before the day of the event. For information, please contact GreenBridge at greenbridge@bbg.org or 718-623-7250.


Events & Workshops

10–11 a.m. Registration, Coffee, and Exhibits in the Palm House
Register the day of the event to secure space in workshops.

For further information about preregistering for the keynote address, emailgreenbridge@bbg.org or call 718-623-7250.

11 a.m.–Noon Morning Workshops
Noon–2:30 p.m. Exhibits in the Palm House, Rotunda, and Visitor Center

Lunch at the Terrace Café
Sandwiches, soups, and salads are available.

Brown-Bag Networking Lunches
Bring a bag lunch to take part in these conversations:
Community Composting
Therapeutic Horticulture
Street Tree Stewardship
School Gardening

View exhibits from New York greening organizations.
Check out the Library (Rotunda).
Take a seasonal guided walking tour of BBG (1–2 p.m.).

12:15–1:15 p.m. Movies in the Auditorium and Visitor Center
Join us for short films.
1:30–2:45 p.m. Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address in the Auditorium
“Seed is the embodiment of biocultural diversity. It contains millions of years of biological and cultural evolution of the past, and the potential of millennia of a future unfolding.”
—Dr. Vandana Shiva, global environmental activist, author, and founder of Navdanya.
3–4 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
4 p.m. Pick up a spring gift bag as you leave!


March 9, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Brooklyn Botanical Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY 11225 United States


Brooklyn Botanical Garden
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