Tag: community gardening

We Need You! Donate To Our ioby Campaign and Help Us Build Our Healing Herb Garden!

Sustainable Flatbush is raising money to convert our 340 square foot container vegetable garden into a culinary and medicinal herb garden!

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!

The Plant Swap is Back!

We’re teaming up with the Flatbush Food Coop to host our Spring Plant Swap on April 21! (more…)

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

 

Thank You – Greening Flatbush 2012 Volunteers

~ We never take for granted those who most deserve our gratitude: our volunteers! ~ This year’s Greening Flatbush was one of our biggest undertakings to date. We found ourselves adding more twists like the sustainable art component, live music, and a tasty community meal, […]

The Greenest Block in Brooklyn to be honored at this Sunday’s Greening Flatbush!!!

For the first time, at Greening Flatbush 2012  Sustainable Flatbush will honor an organization that we believe embodies the theme of the event — Garden Where You Are. The 300 East 25th Street Block Association, aka The Greenest Block in Brooklyn, will be the recipients of […]

Greening Flatbush 2012: Garden Where You Are!

Greening Flatbush is back, Sunday March 25th. Get involved!

Sustainable Flatbush will host our 4th annual Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are, on Sunday, March 25th at 2pm. (more…)

Campus Road Garden Town Hall Meeting

You can’t miss it. At the corner of Campus Road and Avenue H rests a haven, a green paradise, a joy to behold — the Campus Road Community Garden. The garden has been growing at its current location since 1997!