Tree Walk and Talk

This Saturday, September 21st, The Battery Conservancy is hosting a “Tree Walk and Talk” with William Bryant Logan at Battery Urban Farm. Bill is president and founder of Urban Arborists Inc., and award-winning author of “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth”, “Air: The Restless Shaper of the World” and “Oak: The Frame of Civilization”. The Tree Walk and Talk  will explore urban orchards, trees and the soil they call home. This starts at 1pm, Volunteer hours are 10-1pm and Farmstand hours are noon – 4pm.

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Image © Marisa Gross Photography – Tree World | 2004

WORKSHOP – Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden

WHAT: Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden Workshop

WHERE: Leave It Better Kids Garden (1970 Grand Avenue Bronx, NY 10453)

WHEN: Saturday June 29th, 2013 12 PM – 2 PM.

WHY: The workshop will focus on the importance of butterflies and other pollinators and how to attract pollinators to your garden. *Bronx Green Up* will be the special guest! The first hour of the workshop will focus on learning about pollinators. The second hour will include planting vegetable seeds and perennial native plants.

WHO: All ages are welcome!

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World Food Day

Today is World Food Day in The Etas Unis! And while Lady Greenthumbs believes everyday should be met with a movement towards healthier, more affordable and sustainable food practices, the goal of this movement is to ‘strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Join this push for a stronger, more united food movement by signing up to organize or attend Food Day events in your community

Occupy the Land UnConference 2012

This weekend, city-wide, WhyHunger, multiple community-based orgs, Occupy Wall Street working groups and the New York City Community Garden Coalition are holding “unconferences” in community gardens and other public space venues all over New York City. Their intention is to inspire, celebrate and provide a platform to discuss and learn between differing groups citing challenges on a local and global level.

Will you be going this weekend? You can catch me at the “New Urban Farms and their Role in Food Justice” and “Swarm Organizing w/ Superglitch”. Would love to meet you there! XO

ReGeneration Documentary

Lady Greenthumbs is dedicated to Urban Agriculture education, a sustainable future, Mama Earth, and our youth. Please help support this kickstarter project.

The ReGeneration documentary project provides children with gardening supplies and cameras, and allows them to share the story as they learn to compost, plant seeds and ultimately harvest food they’ve grown themselves. Ongoing footage will be shared on Leave It Better, so you can follow the youth – the stars and co-directors of the documentary.