Photo by Robert Levine

Talks with Walks / Walks with Talks

  "Pollinators and their Plants"

  "Pollinators in Brooklyn Gardens"

  "Native Plants and Restored

           Natural Areas" (walking tour)






Cindy gives presentations for gardening organizations, community groups,

and educational institutions, among them Brooklyn Botanic Garden, GreenThumb (NYC Parks Department), Brooklyn Heights Garden Club, 

and the Old Stone House (Brooklyn). Presentations can be virtual.  


She is available to speak or instruct on these topics and others upon request:


Powerpoint Presentations

    "Native Ferns & Grasses for

        City Gardens: an Introduction"

    "Growing Native Perennials

         in City Gardens"

    "Cultivating Wildness"       

    "Designing with Brooklyn Nature" 

    "Planting Design for Shaded

          Urban Gardens"

    "Site Planning  for your Urban

           Community Garden"

    "Seeds Wild and Cultivated"       

    "What Makes a Plant Native?" 


Hands-On Workshops

Workshops for community gardeners and home gardeners alike are

offered  in the Poplar Street Community Garden ( 

and are available for other community and gardening groups. Some are:

    "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)

    "Fall Care of Herbaceous Perennial Plants" (for ornamental,    

          edible/medicinal, and ecological purposes)     

    "Art of Building a Stone Wall"

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