Event Details

Date

March 25, 2023

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Brooklyn Grange - Sunset Park Farm
850 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Host

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Brooklyn Grange

Kwesi Joseph
718-809-2781

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 19, 2023

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Seed Sowing Workshop

March 25, 2023

Seed Sowing Workshop

Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Brooklyn Grange invite you to create customized flats for your garden in this not-your-typical seed sowing workshop with Kwesi Joseph, Urban Garden Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York.

Learn to sow seeds in a commercial greenhouse setting and leave them to grow for eight weeks while the Brooklyn Grange Farmers lovingly tend to the seedlings. This workshop is aimed at gardeners of all experience levels. Please come if you want to grow plants that are not usually found at traditional plant giveaways, local hardware stores, or nurseries. Participants are encouraged to bring (and share!) seeds, especially ancestral seeds, culturally important seeds, or seeds with a story. Brooklyn Grange will also supply seeds the day of.

This will be a hands-on, practical session on sowing seeds. Please bring your own gloves, if possible. Space is limited so please think of your garden membership when making your sowing selections. Light refreshments will be served. For more information see the FAQ.

REGISTER by Sunday, March 19, 2023. Space will be limited to one participant per garden through March 19 after which waitlist participants will be added to the group.

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LOCATION: BROOKLYN GRANGE ? SUNSET PARK FARM
850 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 MAP
Trains: D/N/R (36th Street) / R (25th Street)
Bus: B37
Parking: Free parking in mall
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Elevator Access






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