Greene Acres Community Garden is located on the corner of Franklin and Greene Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Garden has also been known as Frank Greene Garden, Franklin Avenue Community Center, Sunflower Garden for People, Revolutionary Garden Workers Collective, and, not long ago, the Empty Lot on the Corner.
On August 1 we will change the lock on the Greene Avenue gate. Members in good standing who have worked and paid dues may collect a new key
-Monday, July 14 7pm at the meeting
-Saturday, July 19 at the work day
-At any composting work day.
-Wednesday, July 24 from 6-8 (during the indigo workshop).
-More dates to be announced as needed.
The next meeting is Monday, July 14 at 7pm in the garden (in case of rain, downstairs at the YMCA at 1211 Bedford Av). We will distribute new keys to members in good standing and vote on a membership freeze. The next work day is Saturday, July 19 from 11-3pm.
After the block party June 7, we have a meeting Monday, June 9 at 7pm in the garden. The next work day is Saturday, June 14 from 11 to 3. We will host a weed identification and compost workshop on Tuesday, June 24 from 6-8pm. All are welcome.
Our annual block party is Saturday, June 7 starting at 11am. Franklin Avenue will be closed to traffic; neighbors, please move your cars by 9am.
World Book Night has been rescheduled for 7pm on Wednesday, May 14. The garden gave out Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire to City Tech students to celebrate the love of reading and International Book Day. On May 14, the students will meet in the garden to discuss the book and see what we're growing.
Watch the free PBS special to learn more about The Botany of Desire. Here's the happy group with their books:
The next meeting is Monday, May 12 at 7pm in the garden. The next work day is Saturday, May 17 from 11-3. All are welcome.
The witch hazel is in bloom, the hammock is up, and we're ready for spring! The next meeting is April 14 at 7pm in the garden. Important discussions and the dues vote are on the agenda, so please attend if you can. Saturday, April 19 from 11-3 is the next work day. Sunday, April 20 from 9-11am we'll have an Easter egg hunt. Wednesday, April 30 from 7-8pm is World Book Night, when we'll gather to give away copies of The Botany of Desire. Prospective members and visitors are welcome to all garden events.
Sunday, October 27 from 3 to 5pm the garden will host a Halloween party. All are welcome. Please come in costume for a pumpkin hunt, marshmallow roasting, and more spooky treats and surprises. We'd be grateful for volunteers, or donations like craft supplies, cider, or baked goods (you can sign up here). Help us spread the word with the flyer!
Our first tea party is this Sunday, July 28, 4-6pm. Using the plants in the tea garden, members will make teas, infusions, and other refreshments to share. Please bring snacks, tea and friends.
Tea plants on the berm this year: poppy, lemon verbena, hyssop, anise hyssop, rau ram, camelia sinensis, several types of yarrow, Corsican, orange, pineapple and grapefruit mints, lemongrass, borage, African basil, lemon balm, hibiscus, interesting thymes, ginger, wild ginger, red perilla, lavender, etc. .