Community Garden Work Day! Saturday May 26th

Join neighbors from the Flatbush community and volunteers from local organizations for an exciting workday at the Church Avenue Communal Garden, located on the historic grounds of the Flatbush Reformed Church Complex, one of the oldest landmark sites in Brooklyn.

Sustainable Flatbush has created a native plant garden, edible and pollinator garden, and a compost system on this property and the projects are maintained by local volunteers. Work with Urban Farm and Garden Director Sheryll Durrant, Master Composters Kady Ferguson and Anne Pope, and many other neighborhood garden and compost enthusiasts!

This is an awesome event to get your hands dirty . . .

In the Native Garden:

Learn why native gardens are better to plant and better for the environment

Learn what is and isn’t a weed

Learn how to develop a native plant streetscape and help beautify public space

In the Edible and Pollinator Garden:

Learn how to grow your own food in a container, garden on a budget and reduce your grocery bills

Plant vegetables and herbs – great time to put your tomatoes in the ground!

Learn about soil rehabilitation and how to make your own potting soil

Plant pollinators to attract bees, butterflies and other insects

Adopt a project in the garden and bring your ideas about how you want the garden to look

If you really want to get dirty . . . Help with repairs, organizing tools, building a work roster, mulching pathways, turning compost and other garden-related tasks!

And to top it off . . .

There will be delicious healthy food and snacks at the end of all your hard work!

Bring your family and friends (and that means kids too!)! Come meet new friends, connect with people in the community, learn about gardening and composting, and beautify your neighborhood!

Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.

WHAT: Community Garden Work Day!
WHEN: Saturday May 26, 9:30am – 1pm
WHERE: Flatbush Reformed Church Complex, East 21st Street at Kenmore Terrace [map]

Contact us to learn more!

SAVE THE DATE for future garden workdays: June 23rd, July 21st, and August 18th!

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