Making Brooklyn Bloom

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    • Solita Stephens, keynote speaker Maurice Small, and Rasheed Hislop connect at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Solita Stephens, keynote speaker Maurice Small, and Rasheed Hislop connect at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Networking and exhibitors in the Palm House during making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Networking and exhibitors in the Palm House during making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Robin Simmen welcomes gardeners to Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Robin Simmen welcomes gardeners to Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Susan Fields exhibits for GreenThumb.Susan Fields exhibits for GreenThumb.
    • Friends connect and network in the exhibit hall of Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Friends connect and network in the exhibit hall of Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Karla Osorio-Perez leads workshop on brewing compost tea at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Karla Osorio-Perez leads workshop on brewing compost tea at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Participants at a hands-on workshop during Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Participants at a hands-on workshop during Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Emily Neustrom does outreach for GreenBridge.Emily Neustrom does outreach for GreenBridge.
    • Kids get a kick out of pressing cider at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Kids get a kick out of pressing cider at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Pat Jonas leads a Gardeners Resource Center workshop.Pat Jonas leads a Gardeners Resource Center workshop.
    • Owen Long and Lis Thomas show their love for local food at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Owen Long and Lis Thomas show their love for local food at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
    • Leonard Hodges leads workshop on starting from seeds at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.Leonard Hodges leads workshop on starting from seeds at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.

    Making Brooklyn Bloom has become a BBG tradition as the annual kickoff event of the spring gardening season. Since 1982, this full day of activities in early March at the Garden has provided excellent information on sustainable horticulture for the gardening public. A new theme is selected each year, usually with a featured speaker who delivers an inspiring keynote address on that subject. The free event offers hands-on workshops taught by community gardeners, BBG staff, and greening experts. Exhibitors from regional greening organizations present innovative, organic gardening techniques for home and community gardeners. Making Brooklyn Bloom provides a much-anticipated annual forum where community members can demonstrate their leadership and is a networking opportunity for everyone who shares the goal of making Brooklyn greener.

    The 33rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom will take place on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Learn More


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