Tag: Flatbush Gardener

Get a tour of Flatbush Gardener’s Native Plant Oasis!

On June 21, 2014 Flatbush Gardener will give a tour of his own native plant garden!

“A Day in the Garden” Open House

Join us every 3rd Saturday from May through November for our Garden and Compost Open House! (more…)

Save the date for our Earth Day Open House!

Join us for the kickoff of our Community Compost Project and Gardening season on April 20th, 2013!

Garden Update: August!

If you haven’t seen our edible garden lately, come check out what we’ve been up to this summer! Join us for another Special Garden Workday, Saturday, August 18th from 9:30am to 12:30pm, followed by our delicious and healthy Community Meal.

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


BIG Native Planting Day, June 4th!

  This Saturday, June 4th, from 11am-4pm, Sustainable Flatbush will greatly expand the native plant gardens already underway at the Church Avenue Communal Garden at the Flatbush Reformed Church.

Brooklyn Dirt #4: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening

On Wednesday, May 18, Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush are proud to present Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening. Talk Four: Native Plants with Speakers Mariellé Anzelone (Executive Director, Founder, NYC Wildflower Week) and Chris Kreussling (aka Flatbush Gardener)

4th Annual Street Tree Walking Tour!

Street Tree Walking Tour of April 2009 (photo by Keka Marzagão)

The 4th Annual Sustainable Flatbush Street Tree Walking Tour will be Sunday, April 17, the day after the Plant Swap. (It’s a busy weekend for us!) (more…)

Brooklyn Dirt #2: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming & Gardening

On Wednesday, March 16, Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush are proud to present Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening. Talk Two: Garden Design With Speakers Tom Angotti with Jesse Alter (Hunter College) and Chris Kreussling (aka Flatbush Gardener)