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"Keeping It Fresh! City Gardeners Grow Food," the 25th annualMaking Brooklyn Bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 11

  • Subject: [cg] "Keeping It Fresh! City Gardeners Grow Food," the 25th annualMaking Brooklyn Bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 11
  • From: "Simmen, Robin" robinsimmen@bbg.org
  • Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 10:50:12 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: "Keeping It Fresh! City Gardeners Grow Food," the 25th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom at Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 11

Learn how to grow delicious, healthy food in the city at "Keeping It
Fresh! City Gardeners Grow Food," the 25th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Brooklyn Botanic
Garden. For more information, visit www.bbg.org/vis2/2006/mbb/index.html
or call 718.623.7250. 
	This free conference is open to the public and features
exhibits, workshops, and a keynote address by Dave Jacke, who will
challenge us to expand our paradigm of city as ecosystem with his talk,
"Eat the City: Cultivating Agriculture in Brooklyn Today." Plus we'll be
showing a documentary film, "Seeds in the City: The Greening of Havana,"
the remarkable story of how the people of Havana, Cuba, pulled
themselves back from the brink of starvation by starting 20,000 urban
	Although the conference is free before noon, be sure to arrive
at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Avenue, by 10 a.m. to
register for the following workshops:
*	Garden Planning for Maximum Output
*	Growing for Market
*	Parmentier, Pippins, and Cabbages: A History of Agriculture in
*	The Moveable Feast: Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and More in
*	Gardening Like the Forest 
*	Urban Permaculture
*	Starting with Seeds and Propagation
*	Heirloom Vegetables
*	Renewing Your Soil with Compost
*	Best Vegetables to Grow in Brooklyn
*	Organic Pest Control
*	Extending the Season with Cold Frames
*	Pretty Enough to Eat: Designing Beautiful Gardens with Edible
*	Canning to Preserve the Harvest
*	From Windowsill to Tabletop: Growing and Savoring Herbs
Some workshops will be held at 11 a.m. and others at 2:45 p.m.; the
schedule will be announced at registration. Attendees will have a chance
to choose one workshop from each time block, as long as space permits.
We recommend that you arrive at 10 a.m. to get your first choice.
	During Making Brooklyn Bloom, stop by the Wyckoff Farmhouse
Museum exhibit to see how a real cider mill works and enjoy some fresh
apple cider. Community gardeners from East New York Farms!, Urban Oasis
in East Flatbush, and Added Value in Red Hook will also be on hand to
answer your questions about what they grow and sell. Other exhibitors
include American Community Gardening Association, American Horticultural
Therapy Association, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Master Composters and
Brooklyn GreenBridge, Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, Cornell Cooperative
Extension, Council on the Environment of NYC, Horticultural Society of
New York, Just Food, NYC GreenThumb, NYC Housing Authority, New York
Restoration Project, NYS Dept. of Agriculture, and Slow Food NYC.
	I look forward to seeing you there. And don't forget to pick up
your free spring gift bag as you leave!

Robin Simmen, Manager
Brooklyn GreenBridge
Community Horticulture Program
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
phone: (718) 623-7209
fax: (718) 857-2430

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