Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are

The Sustainable Flatbush Gardening Commitee is spearheading this great free community event:

On Sunday, February 24, residents and other members of the greater Flatbush community can learn what they can do to beautify and improve the environment of their neighborhood.

“Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are” is an afternoon of short lectures, demonstrations, and workshops on topics ranging from planting and caring for street trees to composting with worms in your kitchen.

“Garden is a verb,” says Chris Kreussling, co-chair of the Gardening Committee of Sustainable Flatbush, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s not just a place you visit. It’s something you do.”

“Hearing about what others are already doing can inspire people to work with their neighbors to takeaction,” says Kreussling, who also authors a local gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener. “We want to build community through gardening.”

Greening Flatbush is Sunday, February 24, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 22 Linden Boulevard.

The event is free, but space is limited. To register, or if you have questions about this event, please email greeningflatbush[at]

For directions, see the Flatbush branch web page on the Brooklyn Public Library Web site.


Have I mentioned that our Gardening Committee is amazing? Check out their mission statement:

We envision a clean, green, and beautiful cityscape for and by the inhabitants of Flatbush.
Our purpose is to empower our community through shared gardening and pro-environment projects.
To achieve this, we will:

  • Educate our community to create green, life-promoting spaces indoors and outdoors;
  • Support other groups and individuals in their environmentally sound gardening projects;
  • Inspire and challenge all members of our community to sustain and respect public gardening and environmental initiatives;
  • Green and beautify our neighborhood one flower, one plant, one tree at a time.

Anyone interested in becoming an active member of this committee can request to join their listserv here. Go Gardeners!!

3 Responses to “ Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are ”

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  2. Hello,

    I am interested in attending the 2011 Greening Flatbush event and bringing a few young people from Food Justice Project in Sunset Park. Do you have a flyer for the 2011 event? Or are you looking for someone to make one? Either way please let me know.


    Emma Donnelly
    Coordinator for Food Justice Project

  3. Hi Emma.
    Great to hear from you! We’d love to see folks from the Food Justice Project at this event. We haven’t started promotions yet, but please save the date on the afternoon of Sunday February 27th, 2011. More info coming soon!

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