Past Meetup

32nd Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

This Meetup is past

42 people went



UPDATE March 6
In addition to the key note address, there are also a ton of workshops and exhibits to visit at the Garden. See more details here:

Click on "Workshop topics" to see lists for morning and afternoon. Also plan on visiting the exhibits. Workshop registration takes place 10am - 11am for both sessions. Long-time permaculture instructor and consultant Claudia Joseph will be teaching "Fruitful Natives" but all kinds of workshops pertaining to permaculture are planned - storm-water management, unusual vegetables from around the globe, seed bombs, pedal power and more!

The keynote address is now sold out. Brooklyn Botanical Garden is planning to set up a video feed into the Visitor Center so that folks can watch the talk from there. Admission will be on a first come, basis. There will be a youtube posted later for all to see.

For this event, RSVPing on the meetup does not register you for the keynote address. (It allows you to connect with other permaculture enthusiasts who are attending the event. Please leave comments on this event page or directly message other attendees if you would like to meetup. We encourage meetup members to find each other!


This annual event signals that spring planting season is almost here. This year's theme is Building a Resilient City and the keynote speaker will be Vandana Shiva, a leading advocate for seed saving and planetary health. Shiva is renown for her stance against genetically modified seed and corporate control of the global food supply.

Pre-register for the keynote address: green 718-623-7250

Numerous workshops are offered and you must register for them the morning of the event. Tabling provides oodles of information and there are usually some good seed catalogs or other helpful information. Free coffee and pastries make this a socially inviting event where gardeners meet and mix. Usually a good cross section of the NY gardening community is represented. Claudia Joseph (permaculture teacher) offers a workshop on native nuts and fruit plants you can find in the BBG gardens.

There are two sections of workshops, morning and afternoon, plus the keynote address. For more information visit:

Gardening for a Resilient City

10am Exhibits, registration & coffee

11am Morning Workshops

12 - 2:30 Exhibits, lunch and Brown Bag Networking

12:15 - 1:15pm short films in the auditorium

1:30 - 2:45pm Keynote speaker, Vandana Shiva, environmentalist, activist, author and founder of Navdanya

3-4pm Afternoon workshops

Pre-register for the keynote address: green 718-623-7250