Next Saturday, March 25, is the annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference. This is a really fun event with inspiring keynote talks, music and many interesting workshops. Some of these workshops focus on gardening techniques and community garden politics, others are hands-on fun with instructions e.g. for how to pickle or make soap and beauty products. Our own Sara Jones will give a workshop on beekeeping this year. Finally there is an opportunity to learn about the work of many gardening-related organizations from around New York during the lunch break.
The conference takes place at Hostos Community College in the Bronx (450 Grand Concourse, right next to the 149th Street stop of the #4+5 Subway line). The program begins at 9:00 am. It is a good idea to come a bit earlier since the registration lines have been long every year. However, the $5 admission ($7 at the door) include a breakfast and, if you pre-register by Thursday, also a T-shirt and lunch. This is a great deal for a fun event that brings together gardeners from all over New York.