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Making Brooklyn Bloom

This Year’s Theme: Shine the Light on Plants
by BBG
February 23, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Full Day of Free Gardening Talks and Workshops

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the 39th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s kickoff of the spring gardening season, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Gardening enthusiasts from throughout the New York metro area gather for this spring event, which features a full day of conversations, presentations, and workshops to inspire and engage gardeners of every type and level. The day includes workshops by community gardeners, BBG staff, and other experts.

Shine the Light on Plants, the theme for this year’s conference, draws inspiration from the Garden’s Fight for Sunlight campaign. The day’s workshops, tours, and keynote address will highlight the powerhouse of knowledge, healing, and connection that plants provide us. Visitors will have the opportunity to network with dozens of NYC greening organizations in the Palm House.

This year’s Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address, “She Hid Seeds in Her Hair: The Power of Ancestral African Foods,” will be given by Christopher Bolden-Newsome, farmer and codirector of the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia.

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