Calendar Events, Garden Info, Free Greenroof class - please review

From: Josh
Sent on: Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:27 PM

Hi All,

I think Spring has finally Sprung (right into summer). We have a lot planned and below is some useful info from our members. I will start adding things to the Meetup calendar

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: I can’t say this enough: If you aren’t a member, become one. Here is what you are missing out on as a non-member:

1. Summertime Members-Only Nights: Every Wednesday from 6-8:30pm all summer. Special events include:

Wednesday June 5th - Cranford Rose Garden event with tours and a Dixieland jazz band (complete with Rose flavored cocktails on the green). “Don your best bonnet to participate in our second annual hat contest—kids can make their own at our specially equipped craft table. Picnicking is permitted and a cash bar will be available.” Mint Julep anyone?

2. Sunset Picnic nights – 6/26, 7/31, 8/21

3. Garden Cocktail nights with live music (my fav) – 7/10, 8/7, 8/28

4. Native Flora Garden Expansion: New exhibit, members invite only: June 18th 6-8pm (I rsvp’d –did you?)

4. Chili Pepper Festival – free entrance

See all Member benefits here: http://www.bbg.org/support/benefits#/tabs-2

Apply for BBG’s “Brooklyn Urban Gardener” or BUG program. 10 week certificate program to help support local green projects and community gardens. No Cost, but you must be accepted into the program and commit a certain number of hours for volunteering. Apply by June 8th

http://www.bbg.org/greenbridge/bug%20

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Free Eco-Roof seminar: Greenroof Systems

Date: Sat July 20th and Sat July 27th

Time: 3:15-4:45pm

Location: Queens Library, 40-20 Long Island City

See link for more info and register for class.

http://www.skillshare.com/Intro-to-Eco-Roofs/2129101717/565775383

Roofdeck meetup member Gil Lopez (Landscape Architect and Permaculture expert) is hosting two free seminars on Greenroof systems. The major focus will be on greenroof systems as they tend to be the most involved and very popular. The five layer greenroof system will be presented as well as information about extensive and intensive greenroofs and monolithic and modular systems.

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Rooftop Films: Summer Series – check it out!:

Every weekend from May 10-Aug 17th

http://rooftopfilms.com/2013/schedule/

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The “Other” Botanical Garden – The NY Botanical Garden, Bronx NY

Special Exhibit: Wild Medicine: Healing Plants around the world, Featuring the Italian Renaissance Garden.

See Article in 5/23/13 edition of Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578495302381920808.html

If you attend, please update group.

 

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