Sustainable Flatbush founded and incubated the Flatbush CommUNITY Garden for its first two seasons, and it is now an independent project managed by the gardeners. To inquire about membership and plots, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. |
The Flatbush CommUNITY Garden was founded in 2008 as a program of Sustainable Flatbush’s Urban Gardens and Farms initiative with the mission of creating space for a diverse group of neighbors to establish a community-led organic garden; to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and create a multi-cultural, interactive, empowering space that fosters unity and pride within the community while supporting healthy eating and local sustainable agriculture. An additional goal of this program is to promote sustainable gardening and farming practices throughout the neighborhood, especially on publicly accessible land that is currently underutilized. Our gardens will serve as visible examples of sustainability practices such as rainwater harvesting, water-efficient landscaping, composting, and permaculture.
A community garden visioning meeting took place on May 28th. Over the summer land was cleared, raised beds were built, and the first crops have been planted. Garden participants have joined committees, based on interest and ability, to help move the process forward.
As Brooklyn’s newest community garden, we are still working out membership procedures. We hope to have these finalized by the end of the year. Announcements for future meetings, and procedures for new members to join, will be posted on this site when they are available.