2007-03-16 / Community

Busy Spring Season For Hightower-Beyah And Market

McKinley Hightower-Beyah explains seed saving strategies at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. McKinley Hightower-Beyah explains seed saving strategies at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. McKinley Hightower-Beyah, of the Hamer-Campos Farmers' Market and Urban Agriculture Consultant, began his season early by conducting a wellreceived "Seed Saving" workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on March 10.

Hightower-Beyah's workshop was part of the "Making Brooklyn Bloom" program.

Hightower-Beyah is also involving local youth in his NYCHA "Garden and Greening" workshop series at Redfern and Ocean Bay Houses. He will host a workshop at Hostos College, 149 Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, on March 24 called "Greenthumb Growtogether" at an annual NYC Garden celebration, where youth and adults can enjoy other workshops, garden gifts, food and fun.

Hightower-Beyah and his youth Urban-Agricultural assistants will be presenting in several other workshops in the spring, including the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance's ecological workshops on April 24 near PS/MS 43 and the boardwalk on Beach 29 Street. Free seeds, transplants and agricultural products will be distributed.

Fareed and Wajeedah Anderson view the bonsai collection at the Garden. Fareed and Wajeedah Anderson view the bonsai collection at the Garden. For more information on these events, visit www.justfood.org and www.Greennthumbnyc.org.

Wajeedah assists at the seed saving workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Wajeedah assists at the seed saving workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Children plant at the Ocean Bay Cooperative Community Garden and Greening Club on March 9. Children plant at the Ocean Bay Cooperative Community Garden and Greening Club on March 9.

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