Second Annual NYC Wildflower Week a Success
The 2nd annual NYC Wildflower Week drew interest from around the world!
Since February 2009, the website has had over 9,500 visitors from every continent and 46 U.S. states.
May 2-9, 2009 celebrated the hundreds of native flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses in the Big Apple, giving New Yorkers numerous ways to connect with and be inspired by their local environment.
A grassroots environmental event, NYCWW featured lectures by keynote speakers, plant walks, educational salons, gardening giveaways, contests, children¹s hands-on activities, and tasting opportunities. Over 40 partner organizations provided programming throughout the five boroughs. Most events were free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of Con Edison, support of Hudson River Foundation¹s NYC Environmental Fund, and time and talents of our partners and volunteers:
Hosted by the Torrey Botanical Society, NYC Wildflower Week is dedicated to creating a cultural framework to engage and connect people to their local environments and aims to inspire and empower New Yorkers to create a landscape that is sustainable, beautiful and ecologically sound. It is a celebration of National Wildflower Week, an initiative begun by Lady Bird Johnson.
What You Can Do
Visit wildflowers: http://www.torreybotanical.org/fieldtrips.html
Become our fan on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/l97g4x
Join our mailing list: http://nycwildflowerweek.org
Learn more about local nature: http://nycwildflowerweek.org/resources.htm
Join Torrey Botanical Society: http://torrey.allenmm.com
Botanist & Native Plant Landscape Designer
2nd Annual NYC Wildflower Week
May 2-9, 2009