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Photo by Robert Levine


Cindy gives talks, powerpoint presentations (live and virtual), and on-site walks for organizations, such as GreenThumb (NYC Parks Dept’s community garden agency), Roosevelt Island Garden Club, Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, Old Stone House Permaculture Festival, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. These and others are available upon request:

"Growing Native Perennials in NYC Gardens"

"Native Ferns & Grasses for City Gardens:

                    an Introduction

"Pollinators and their Plants"

                   (followed by on-site walk)

"Planting Design for Shaded Urban Gardens"

                   (followed by on-site workshop)

"Site Planning  for your Urban Community Garden"

                   (followed by on-site workshop)

"Pollinators in Brooklyn Gardens"

                   (followed by on-site walk)

“Native Plants and Restored Natural Areas” 

                   (talk followed by walking tour)

 "What Makes a Plant Native?" 


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Offered to community and home gardeners in the Poplar St. Community Garden (, these and others are available for community and gardening groups:

"Spring Care of Pollinator Perennials"

"Roses and Raspberries: Spring Pruning & Care"

"Shrub and Small Tree Pruning"

"Seat-of-the-Pants Planting Design" (perennials & shrubs)

"Ecologically-sound Fall Care of Herbaceous Perennial Plants"  

"Art of Building a Stone Wall"

"Using Stone in the Garden: Walls, Paths, Features, and Matrices"


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