Gardening in the City? Of Course! Window Box and Container Gardening 101 – A CISC Event

NYC Community Garden, Courtesy of GreenThumb

NYC Community Garden, Courtesy of GreenThumb

Want to eat from your own garden, but think you don’t have enough space? Learn the design elements for a good container or window-box garden — the perfect solution when you’re short on growing space — as well as soil mixtures that work well, and tips for planting and maintaining containers all year.

Come check out featured speaker BILEN BERHANU from GREEN THUMB NYC this Saturday, in an event sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities’ Summer Speaker Series and Art & Science Exhibition on Governors Island.

Green Thumb remains the nation’s largest urban gardening program, assisting over 600 gardens and nearly 20,000 garden members throughout New York City. If you are interested in gardening at home or would like to learn more about this community-based organization, join us for Bilen’s lecture. Pack a picnic, bring your bike, and use this as an excuse to enjoy one of NYC’s quietest and greenest open spaces. Be sure to catch the noon ferry because the event will begin at 12:30. Transportation to Governors Island is free and easy! For more information, including ferry schedules, check out

Bilen’s presentation is part of a summer-long series (every Saturday) put on by the very same Institute that has brought you this blog. You can check out the full list of events on our website. Also check out our Art for Sustainability and Science Research Poster Contests, exhibited every Saturday in Pershing Hall on Governors Island from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., all summer long.

For more information on the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and our other events on Governors Island throughout the summer, check out http://cunysustainablecities.orgor email



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