Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour

The first tour of the season will feature the horticultural and culinary delights of the Bronx’s diverse immigrant population. Visiting La Finca del Sur Urban Farm, a women-led, non-profit farm and community resource for food, family, gardening, and fun. Lunch at Drew Gardens, a community garden nestled along the Bronx River, before touring the grounds where more than 40 families grow food in community plots. Finally, Little Green Rock Garden and Melrose New Generation Garden, enjoying local entertainment among the plants and people. Lunch is included. Tour Guide: Nancy Ortiz-Surun, co-founder of La Finca del Sur Urban Farm.

Tickets are $30, cash or check payable to Green Thumb Community Fund. Proceeds go directly to support the Bronx community gardens you visit. Registration required. To reserve your place, please contact Bronx Tourism Council, 718.590.3518 or by e-mail at bronxfoodsummit@gmail.com

Saturday, May 11 • 9 a.m. departure from midtown Manhattan; 3 p.m. return

Butterfly Project NYC Native Plant Giveaway and Workshop

Learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop is part of NYC Wildflower Week and will include an educational game demonstrating the importance of this relationship. Plants will be available for pick up, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces while supplies last. To R.S.V.P., e-mail info@butterflyprojectnyc.org. For more information, visit butterflyprojectnyc.org. Saturday, May 11 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • La Finca del Sur • East 138th Street and Grand Concourse