UNDERSTORY is an annual plant lab, urban ecology event and workshop series. The inaugural event was held in Brooklyn, New York on April 28 & 29, 2018. Providing information, tools and unique experiential lessons to New York City residents about the natural environment that surrounds them, UNDERSTORY inspires participants to engage with their city ‘from the ground up.’

Through hands-on workshops, a makers’ bazaar and citizen science fair, tours, and plant sale, the two-day event is an interactive showcase of living local economies, urban ecologies, and botanical explorations.

Our programming partners are an expansive and inclusive group of thinkers and doers who are stewards of the urban landscape. We gather naturalists, botanists, artists, chefs, educators, floral designers, and more to discuss and share opportunities for daily engagement with nature in the city.

UNDERSTORY gathers a broad audience— with programming meant to engage and connect diverse sectors of the city: amateur and experienced plant enthusiasts, as well as anyone who is curious about our regional natural landscape.

For more information, or to reach out about potential areas of overlap, please contact us at info@understory.co.