Presentations and Webinars

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 New York City Gardens"

     "Native Ferns & Grasses for City Gardens: an Introduction

     "Planting Design for Shaded Urban Gardens"

                   (followed by on-site workshop)

     "Site Planning  for your Urban Community Garden"

                   (followed by on-site workshop)

     "Pollinators and their Plants" (followed by on-site walk)

     "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?" 


Hands-On Instruction


These are offered to community and home gardeners in the Poplar St. Community Garden ( and are available for other community and gardening groups:

    "Spring Care of Pollinator Perennials"

    "Roses and Raspberries: Spring Pruning and Care"

    "Shrub and Small Tree Pruning"

    "Seat-of-the-Pants Planting Design" (perennials and 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"


Photo by Robert Levine