Preparing for Winter Instructor
Ursula Chanse is the Director of Bronx Green-Up and Community Horticulture at The New York Botanical Garden. Since 2005, she has managed Bronx Green-Up, the community gardening outreach program of The New York Botanical Garden, which provides horticulture education, training, and technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools, and community organizations.
Her educational background includes a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her background also includes organic agriculture, public health, community education and advocacy work. Through Bronx Green-Up’s partnership with Farm School NYC, Ursula participated in the founding of the school and has been a Farm School NYC teacher, co-teaching the Preparing for Winter class, as well as an Executive Board member since the inception of the school.