Events & Resources
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Relentless Rythm: City in Motion
Save the Date for RI Fall for Arts Festival on Saturday, September 23rd from 11-4
RIGC will provide a free nature printing activity!
Roosevelt Island Garden Club, Ltd
Classical Music in the Gardens
Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The Classical Musicians' Rehearsal Symphony Orchestra founded by Arlene Stock will perform live in the gardens in early September. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring a chair or stroll in the gardens while you listen.
(Rain Date September 17)
across from 750 Main Street
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Smart Garden Exhibit
through January 2018 at the Conservatory
Gardens can play a big role in conserving water and preventing pollution, especially in cities.
This year's gallery exhibit in the Steinhardt Conservatory explores solutions to some of the big environmental challenges cities face in the 21st century. The display highlights BBG's Water Conservation Project, projected to reduce the Garden's outdoor freshwater consumption by almost 96%. Visitors will also learn how to create their own sustainable gardens that conserve water and make the city cleaner and greener. Tips for families and children are also included!
General Gardening Advice:
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
Useful Gardening Tips to Improve Our Environment ecobeneficial
Brooklyn Botanic Gardening Handbooks
Gardeners Help Line at BBG Library
Plants for Birds
Composting and Soil Health:
A Beginners Guide to Earthworms
Improve.net with many links
15 minute film on composting
"Compost bin construction" NYC.gov
Low Cost Compost Bins NYC.gov
Seeds and Plants online:
Seed Saver's Exchange
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Prairie Moon Nursery
Botanical Interests (seeds)
in the Tri-State area:
Well Sweep Herb Farm