Making Brooklyn Bloom 2018
Palm House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Greening Together: People, Plants, Justice
Wilbur A. Levin Keynote Address presented by
Malik Yakini, executive director, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Inspired by BBG’s ongoing, multifaceted Green Garden, Green City initiative, this year’s conference will lead community conversations regarding issues of urban ecology, wellness, stewardship, and the connections required of concerned citizens engaged in transforming lives and neighborhoods. In addition to workshops, panel discussions, break-out sessions, and more, this year’s Making Brooklyn Bloom will mark the conference’s return to the Palm House, where visitors are invited to network with dozens of NYC greening organizations.
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The Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities partnership team will be presenting a workshop and tabling at this year’s conference, “Gardening for a Resilient City.” Workshops begin at 11 am and 3 pm; the schedule will be announced at registration. Learn more at http://www.bbg.org/visit/
The keynote speaker is Dr. Vandana Shiva, global environmental activist, author and founder of Navdanya. Her presentation is on ‘Cultivating Resilience: Diversity, Democracy, Community.’ In anticipation of a capacity audience, registration for the keynote address is required before the day of the event.
For information, please contact GreenBridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-623-7250.