National Garden Month

NYC Grows Participating Organization List

Sponsors (Bold Listings), Exhibitors, and Other Participants

Participant Activity
All-America Rose Selections AARS winners; free rose plants.
American Horticultural Therapy Association Horticultural therapy information.
Ames True Temper Container gardening with Vicki Payne; Hound Dog scooper giveaway.
Barbara's Bakery Puffins project; product samples.
Brighter Planet Carbon footprint calculator; carbon offsets.
British Memorial Garden Trust, Inc. Information about the organization.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Master composters; Brooklyn Compost Project.
Cabot Creamery Cheese samples.
Camden Children's Garden Garden crafts for children.
Care of Trees Tree preservation info; giveaways.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention CDC fruit and vegetable program; NJ health and senior services.
City Parks Foundation Cinderella Samba Marionette Presentation.
Composting Council of Canada Backyard and community composting tips.
Con Edison Promotional items; educational material.
Conrad Fafard, Inc. Planting demos; giveaways.
Daily News Get Mets/Yankees tickets with subscription.
Demonstration Tent (DEMO) Demonstrations (see above)
Dimitri's Garden Center Plants and garden supplies.
Dreyers Grand Ice Cream Honey Bee ice cream samples.
Family Cooking Family Cook Productions; Shelburne Farms.
Festival Information (INFO) Information; giveaways; National Gardening Association programs.
GreenMarket/The Tasting Room Chefs Colin & Renée Alevras; GreenMarket literature.
Greenopia Guide to NYC green businesses.
GreenThumb Support for community gardens.
Hilton Garden Inn-Chelsea Chelsea neighborhood information.
Hint, Inc All-natural essence water samples.
Horticultural Society of New York City GreenHouse, GreenBranches, Apple Seed, GreenTeam.
Indoor Gardening Society of America, Manhattan Branch Member benefits; view member-grown plants.
Jackson & Perkins Roses Giveaways; hourly drawings.
Kids Performance Tent (KIDS PERF) Performances for children (see above).
Liberty Sunset Garden Center Eco-powered rainforest garden.
Manhattan Rose Society Learn to grow beautiful roses; free rose plants.
National Gardening Association Transplanting seedlings.
New York Botanical Garden Demonstrations by expert urban gardeners.
New York Restoration Project Green games for kids.
NYC Community Gardens Coalition Community gardens in the five boroughs of NYC.
NYC Department of Education, School Food Good nutrition for children.
NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection Water conservation literature; giveaways.
NYC Parks & Rec/New York Restoration Project MillionTreesNYC literature; giveaways.
Organic Gardening Magazine Sustainable living information.
Organic Valley Farmers; bean-bag toss; samples.
Plant Health Alternatives Holistic healthcare for trees.
Rechargable Battery Recycling Corporation Recycling batteries 101.
Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine Complimentary Green-Living issue; samples.
Scotts Miracle-Gro Product samples.
smart center Manhattan Showing the 2008 smart for two.
Starbucks Grounds for Your Garden Beverage samples
Target Play Zone Target Ladybug Lemonade Stand; Blossom Bright™ Cafe; Sunny Patch® Activity Court.
Target Bullseye birdhouse decorating.
The Garden Project Rehabilitative gardening.
The Home Depot Live goods; pottery; seeds;
gardening tools; giveaways.
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Good and bad garden pests.
Urban Park Rangers Ranger-led tours of Union Square Park.
VertNY, Inc. Greenroof; living wall designs.
Vicki Street Create a pendant and take it home.
Vlasic Pickles Meet the stork; pickle crunch-offs; freebies.
WCBS-FM Street Team Party; music; prizes.
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Meet Wubbzy in person.

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When You Garden, You Grow!

Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, kids perform better at school, and community spirit grows. Join the celebration and help to make America a greener, healthier, more livable place!

About National Garden Month

Why Garden?

"Working for the Kansas State Extension Service has given me an opportunity to interact with many gardeners. Gardeners have this optimistic, nurturing outlook on life. They have their own unique ways of enjoying their passion. The joy of gardening is just not in the success of growing plants but growing people. I have learned this firsthand working with our dedicated Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners. This dedicated group gives so much back to the community. For me the joy of gardening is more than plants. It's really about celebrating the people who garden."

-- Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County Kansas State Research and Extension

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