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End of March Activities

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Entrance of the New York Botanic Garden, Bronx...

Entrance of the New York Botanic Garden, Bronx...

Being Green is also Fun!!

Saturday March 26th- Garden Planning and Record Keeping with Farming Concrete, at the New York Botanical Garden, Harding Lab.

“Do you ever wonder how much food grows in your garden? How about in the whole city? Learn how to keep simple records of your harvest and contribute to citywide estimate of how much our gardens are growing”. Registration is required,  718-817-8026 for more information.


Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 10am-2pm

The Old Stone House (located between 4th and 5th Ave. and 3rd and 4th St.) Brooklyn

Admission is free!
  • Seed Displays, gardening advice, camaraderie, seed sales and give-aways, seed trading encouraged!
  • Hudson Valley Seed Library will be selling their breautifull  seeds and explaining the seed library concept.
  • Raffle of Hudson Valley Seed Library Art Packs and fabulous garden related items
  • Books galore to browse, catalogs, wheat grass planting, guess that seed and more
  • Free seeds for teachers
Subway directions: R, F, G trains to 4th Ave.-9th St. stop

The Old Stone House has extensive gardens of perennial plants based on the historically useful virtues of food, medicine, craft and wildlife habitat . . . and they are waking up for spring right now. Visit: for more details.


Community Preparedness

You’re invited to join us for a webinar on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 at 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT. To login prior to the start of the webinar, visit the Community Preparedness Webinar Series web page.

As you may already be aware, FEMA recently released updated CERT materials and this webinar will provide an opportunity for you to learn about the following:

  • Updates to the CERT Basic Training course materials
  • New CERT Train-the-Trainer course
  • New CERT Program Manager course
  • New CERT supplemental training modules

The updated CERT Basic Training materials cover the same topics, ranging from first aid to search and rescue; however, edits were made throughout to assure that protocols are up-to-date and that the content is as clear as possible for those taking the training. The National CERT Program Office worked with multiple stakeholders, including local CERT trainers and technical experts to update the Basic Training materials.
The Community Preparedness Webinar Series provides up-to-date information on emergency preparedness topics and resources available to community organizations, local government, schools, families, and the general public.
This webinar is open to the public so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues who are interested in CERT.
CERT National Program Office

Individual & Community Preparedness Division

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Tuesday, March 29, 6-9 PM

|e|socials– enviro educator mixers

Prepare for a week of ecoteaching during national enviro education week, April 10-16

Gallery Bar: 120 Orchard St., Manhattan

RSVP on Facebook (!/event.php?eid=101154686636392)!

Wednesday, March 30, 6-9 PM

Lowlands Bar:

543 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

RSVP on Facebook (!/event.php?eid=154756764583998)!

Partners: Earth Day New YorkEducating TomorrowStyrofoam Out of SchoolsGreen Schools AllianceSolar One


Saturday April 2,

27th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

You are invited on April 2nd, to join a thousand community gardeners and greening professionals from all over New York City for a day of learning, sharing, networking and greening inspiration at the 27th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether from 9am to 4pm at Hostos Community College! Please pass this information out to the rest of your garden group and anyone else who might be interested. This form is also available to download on our website, but you must send payment with the form.

This year’s conference features favorite workshops from past years, as as well as exciting new ones, including many hands on workshops, and new ones for youth gardeners. We are also excited to announce that Joan Dye Gussow, author of Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life, and Vegetables, will be our keynote speaker.

For more information and to RSVP, click the link below


You can also check out my community partner at for detailed info on the many organizations and happenings in environmental awareness from the Bronx.


Author: Nurse B.

I love getting my hands dirty working on greening projects around NYC. With a background in program management and environmental education, I work with others to create learning opportunities for our youth. I advocate for holistic living through consumer awareness and community activism.

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