Church Avenue Communal Garden: events this week!

youth from BCCP's after school program decorate our new planters (photo by Sarita Jaccard)

The Edible Garden Build on Wednesday April 27th and our first Spring Planting this Saturday April 30th will be a great finish to a big couple of weeks for the Church Avenue Communal Garden! I am extremely excited to announce that last week our fundraising campaign with ioby met its goal, successfully raising $1009 for the garden! Now we’re able to buy garden tools and many of the materials necessary for a creating a vibrant community garden. Thanks to all of you who donated!

We’re still in need of seeds and seedlings, so if you’ve got anything sprouting on your windowsill or have perennials in your backyard to divide, please let us know! If you’d like to support this project in another way, we are always accepting donations on our website, just specify that you’d like the funding to go toward the Church Avenue Communal Garden.

This week’s workdays are listed below, and they’ll all take place at the backyard space of the Flatbush Reformed Church, at Kenmore Terrace and East 21st Street.


Wednesday, April 27th, 4pm – 7pm
Edible Garden Build

Help us construct the edible garden area, which will include vertical structures and sub-irrigated planters created from recycled materials. Come see what youth from our after-school program have been up to, and help us create this garden space made almost entirely of found materials!

Saturday, April 30th, 11am – 4pm
First Spring Planting!!!

This is our first installation of spring planting days at the the Church Avenue Communal Garden. Come celebrate spring with us!

See you at the garden!

The Church Avenue Communal Garden is a new community garden located on the grounds of the historic Flatbush Reformed Church property at Church and Flatbush Avenues. The project is a partnership between Sustainable Flatbush and the Flatbush Reformed Church, and will include a rain garden and community space, an edible garden, and a native plant streetscape along Church Avenue. As we begin our first planting season this spring, the garden will become a community space for Flatbush residents to participate in workshops and events around nutrition, composting, container gardening, native plants, and local food, including special activities for youth. For more information email or call 718.208.0575. Come get your hands dirty with us!


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