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BIG Garden Work Day/Community Meal this Saturday, June 23rd!

Join friends, neighbors and volunteers for another exciting workday this Saturday at our Community Garden and Urban Farm, located on the historic grounds of the Flatbush Reformed Church Complex.

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with Sustainable Flatbush!

June 18-24, 2012 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S Department of Agriculture, and we’ve scheduled a Pollinator Education workshop at our BIG Garden Work Day this Saturday, June 23rd!

We’ve also joined the National Pollinator Week campaign by signing the Xerces Society‘s Pollinator Protection Pledge. As urban gardeners and pollinator protectors, here’s what we have pledged to do:

To Bring Back the Pollinators, I will:

1. Grow a variety of bee-friendly flowers that bloom from spring through fall.
2. Protect and provide bee nests and caterpillar host plants.
3. Avoid using pesticides, especially insecticides.
4. Talk to my neighbors about the importance of pollinators and their habitat.

This is what our Pollinator Gardens are all about (especially #4)! Here’s what Chris Kreussling, aka Flatbush Gardener – native plant expert, veteran gardener, and Sustainable Flatbush Advisory Board member – has to say about our garden projects on the Flatbush Reformed Church property:

The gardens and church grounds offer many opportunities to observe and investigate pollinator behavior, and talk about the relationships among pollinators, their habitat requirements, and even the food we grow and eat. The Pollinator Garden is specifically targeted to provide pollen and nectar for pollinators, but many other plants, including those in native plant garden, provide habitat for pollinators.

Learn more about pollinators, how to protect them and what to plant to attract them in your yard. Join Flatbush Gardener for a game of  Match the Food with its Pollinator. He will also share some knowledge to dispel common myths about honeybees. Another great activity to experience in our community garden, for adults and kids alike!

WHAT: Pollinating with Sustainable Flatbush!
WHEN
: Saturday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during our BIG garden work day
WHERE
: Flatbush Reformed Church, East 21st Street at Kenmore Terrace

 

New Wednesday evening Compost Hours added!

COMPOST UPDATE: in addition to our regular Community Composting Open Hours on Saturdays from 11am-1pm, we’ve added another composting opportunity on Wednesday evenings, during the Flatbush Farm Share CSA veggie distribution!

Occupy the Land UnConference workshops, Saturday June 2nd!

This Saturday, June 2nd, we’ll be proudly participating in the New York City Community Garden Coalition’s Occupy the Land UnConference! We’re hosting two workshops at our urban farm and native plant garden:

Community Garden Work Day! Saturday May 26th

Join neighbors from the Flatbush community and volunteers from local organizations for an exciting workday at the Church Avenue Communal Garden, located on the historic grounds of the Flatbush Reformed Church Complex, one of the oldest landmark sites in Brooklyn.

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Spring Garden and Compost Schedule!

It’s spring planting time at our communal garden and farm! We host Garden Open Hours on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:30pm and everyone is welcome. Come get your hands dirty with us and learn how to grow herbs, vegetables, and native plants.

Greening Flatbush 2012 – Get Involved!

You can get involved with Greening Flatbush 2012 by volunteering or becoming a sponsor! Partner with us – Become a Sponsor We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities that helps your business or organization gain enhanced visibility, brand awareness, and access to potential customers from all […]

Join the Sustainable Flatbush Composting Team!

Hi Volunteer Enthusiast!

If you’re interested in composting, gardening, or simply want to get your hands dirty with some friends, join the Sustainable Flatbush Compost Team! (more…)

Park(ing) Day 2011 at Cortelyou Library Plaza!

Join us for Park(ing) Day this Friday September 16th! Every year since 2007, we’ve  transformed the same parking space on the corner of Cortelyou and Argyle Roads in Brooklyn into a public park (with real grass!) and day-long festival on Park(ing) Day.