As part of 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Work Party campaign to fight climate change, Sustainable Flatbush hosted an event in partnership with the Flatbush Reformed Church, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, and the Flatbush Farm Share CSA to clean up our new garden space at 890 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
We were very excited with the amount of new faces we saw on Sunday, from long-term residents to new community members to youth who came to help after church! There were also several participants who found our event through 350.org and wanted to be part of the Global Work Party campaign. Big thanks to everyone for making the event such a success!
During the event we were able to clean up the two spaces reserved for gardening, rake and create mulch beds for trees and bushes, and collect leaves and twigs to contribute to our future compost. The cleanup was followed by a potluck/meet-and-greet in which community members met, chatted, and discussed possibilities for the new garden space. We’re very happy to have taken part in 350.org’s global day of action, and we look forward to next year!
To see photos from 10/10/10 events all over the world, check out 350.org’s Flickr slideshow.