Go Green on Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Learn about NYBG’s sustainability efforts underway across our 250-acre campus as part of Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program that focuses on healthy choices for mind and body.

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Sustain the Planet & Your Health

Mosholu Entrance; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Garden’s farmers market abounds with locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and other specialty items—every Wednesday throughout summer and into fall. Visit for a wide selection of weekly vendors, rotating artisanal purveyors, and visiting live performers.

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Reduce Waste & Rebuild Soil

NYC Compost Project
Mosholu Entrance; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Learn more about composting and worm bins from the NYC Compost Project, which works to reduce waste and rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally.

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Protecting Our City's Environment

Department of Environmental Protection
Mosholu Entrance; 12–3 p.m.

Stop by the Department of Environmental Protection’s table and learn how they equitably provide services that promote the health and well-being of all 8.6 million New York City residents, and ensure New Yorkers have some of the best drinking water in the world.

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Climate-Friendly Recipes

Fresh from the Garden Tastings
Edible Academy; 2–2:30 p.m.

Get hands-on with inspiring cooking demonstrations featuring family-friendly, plant-based recipes using seasonal vegetables, fruit, and herbs that are healthy for you and the planet.

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Greening Site Operations with Zero-Emission Vehicles

All-Electric Trucks Q&A
Edible Academy; 2–2:30 p.m.

In 2018 NYBG was one of four institutions in New York to receive an all-electric truck (and now has two) as part of a competitive program initiated by the New York State Attorney General. See and learn how these zero-emission vehicles help keep the Garden environmentally and economically efficient.