Permaculture

Thank You - Greening Flatbush 2012 Volunteers

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, but faced being short-staffed for this adventure. Since our non-profit […]

Greening Flatbush 2012: Garden Where You Are!

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.

Greening Flatbush 2012 - Get Involved!

Greening Flatbush 2012 – Get Involved!

You can get involved with Greening Flatbush 2012 by volunteering or becoming a sponsor! Partner with us – Become a Sponsor We offer a range of sponsorship opportunities that helps your business or organization gain enhanced visibility, brand awareness, and access to potential customers from all over Brooklyn. Join the Party – Be a Volunteer Volunteers are […]

Brooklyn Dirt #5: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening

Brooklyn Dirt #5: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening

On Wednesday, June 15th, Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush are proud to present Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening. Dirt Talk Five: Permaculture

Greening Flatbush 2011 report!

Greening Flatbush 2011 report!

Greening Flatbush 2011 – held this past Sunday, February 27th – was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and to everyone at the workshop tables.  We had an amazing turn out, over 100 participants! After much time and effort put into decorating and preparing our room at the Flatbush YMCA, we […]

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Flatbush CommUNITY Garden kicks off!

Last night was the first meeting to brainstorm and plan for the new Flatbush CommUNITY Garden. A group of 20+ people met at P.S. 217 to share their ideas of what they’d like this neighborhood resource to become. In addition to growing vegetables and fruits and flowers, what many of us expressed was the desire […]

“Greening Flatbush”!

Rebecca’s container gardening demonstration Last Sunday’s event, “Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are” was a huge success! The Sustainable Flatbush Gardening Committee assembled a stellar program of speakers and demonstrations on topics including Container Gardening, Urban Composting, Street Trees, Permaculture and more.   Mela and Sandra talk trees Karla advocates for worm composting We can’t […]

2007 Recap

2007 was the first fully operation year for Sustainable Flatbush, and I must say we accomplished a lot. Starting with our Kickoff Meeting on March 16th at Vox Pop Cafe/Bookstore, the goal was to find people in the neighborhood who wanted to work on sustainability issues locally. To my amazement, 25 people braved a blizzard […]

Bike Tour Hits the Road

Bike Tour Hits the Road

“How I Spent My Summer Vacation” continues, with more photos and anecdotes from the sustainability bicycle tour I went on in August… Maitreya Eco-village, Eugene, OR The trip began in Eugene, where we camped for the first few nights at a place called Dharmalaya. This is a privately owned home with land that hosts a […]

Sustainability Bike Tour

Sustainability Bike Tour

Okay, I can actually say it: by popular demand, the “How-I-Spent-My-Summer-Vacation” thread must go on! A lovely woman named Lisa sent me an email asking about the Oregon bike trip I went on in August, referenced in an earlier post. Thus, I will attempt to describe that experience, from the perspectives of sustainability, bicycling, and […]