Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Growing Up Green: Guiding Youth from Gardening to Green Collar Jobs

Kick off the spring gardening season at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with this daylong conference on how to help youth use gardening to enter the new green collar economy. This free event features a keynote address by Maurice Small, Coordinator of City Fresh, who will tell how this community-based enterprise is improving local access to fresh food in Northeast Ohio through youth training and mentoring in urban agriculture. Visit exhibits and workshops covering such topics as “Starting a Children’s Garden Program,” “Cooking Up a Healthy Future,” “Drip Irrigation for Community Gardens,” and “Emerging Green Collar Jobs.”

“Growing Up Green: Guiding Youth from Gardening to Green Collar Jobs,” the 28th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom
Saturday, March 7
10 a.m-4 p.m.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden

No pre-registration is required, but you must arrive at 10 a.m. to register for the day’s workshops.

For more information, call 718-623-7250 or visit www.bbg.org/vis2/2009/mbb/

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