"Cultivating Resilience: Diversity, Democracy, Community" Talk by Dr. Vandana Shiva

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

32nd Annual "Making Brooklyn Bloom" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Keynote Address by Vandana Shiva


“Seed is the embodiment of biocultural diversity. It contains millions of years of biological and cultural evolution of the past, and the potential of millennia of a future unfolding.”
—Dr. Vandana Shiva, global environmental activist, author, and founder of Navdanya


Join SFNYC's Urban Harvest program as they help kick off Brooklyn Botanical Garden's (BBG) year of Gardening for a Resilient City. As Brooklyn continues to recover and reassess after Hurricane Sandy, Gardening for a Resilient City will tap the local, regenerative resources we have at our disposal to rebuild a more verdant, sustainable Brooklyn.

Making Brooklyn Bloom has become a BBG tradition as the annual kickoff event of the spring gardening season. Since 1982, this full day of activities in early March at the Garden has provided excellent information on sustainable horticulture for the gardening public. The free event offers hands-on workshops taught by community gardeners, BBG staff, and greening experts. Exhibitors from regional greening organizations present innovative, organic gardening techniques for home and community gardeners.

This year's workshop topics include:

From School Garden to Lunch Plate: Connecting Kids to Good Food
Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities
Pedal Power: Bike Energy in the Garden
Put More Carrot in Your Carrot: Soil Fertility and Nutrition
Resourceful Rooftop Containers
Revitalizing Garden Membership with Community Composting
Save Heirloom Seed Like a Farmer
and many more

This year's keynote address features Dr. Vandana Shiva, Global environmental activist, author, and founder of Navdanya, talking about Cultivating Resilience: Diversity, Democracy, Community. In anticipation of a capacity audience, registration for the keynote address is required before the day of the event.Workshops begin at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; the schedule will be announced at registration. Arrive early to get your first choices.

Location: Brooklyn Botanic Garden - 150 Eastern Parkway; Brooklyn

More info and keynote registration: www.bbg.org/visit/event/mbb_2013