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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

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Certificate in Horticulture

Hands planting.

Courses toward a certificate in horticulture impart broad knowledge of plant growth and plant uses, with a focus on horticulture in an urban environment. The program is designed for people interested in a career in horticulture and for highly motivated home gardeners.

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Community Gardening Programs

Four community gardeners posing outdoors amidst plants.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden promotes urban greening through a number of education, conservation, and creative partnerships.

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Brooklyn Urban Gardener

The Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) program is an intensive course covering the basics of urban gardening and community organizing. Upon completing coursework and required volunteer service hours, graduates volunteer at greening projects in Brooklyn’s schools, senior centers, block associations, community gardens, and other organizations.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is committed to making its classes accessible to all students. Classes may involve bending, kneeling, crossing uneven terrain, and other forms of movement. Please let the Continuing Education team know if you need any type of accommodation.

ASL interpreting, transcription services, and assistive listening devices will be provided upon request. If you need any of these services, please notify the Continuing Education team at least three weeks prior to the class start date. Please email any questions to [email protected].

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