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.

Spring 2015

The next meeting is Monday, April 13 at 7pm in the garden (or at the YMCA on Bedford at Monroe in case of bad weather.) The April work day is Saturday, April 18 at 11am. All are welcome. Prospective members: We voted in summer 2014 to close membership. We may consider new members beginning in June 2015. To learn more, please attend a monthly garden meeting.

Stay tuned for spring events, including a Poetry Month celebration in April and our annual block party Saturday, June 6. Elsewhere, Making Brooklyn Bloom comes to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on March 14, and GreenThumb's Grow Together is on March 21.

Winter at the garden

The garden is officially closed until April, but meetings, work days and composting sessions continue during winter. The next meeting is Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7pm downstairs at the YMCA, 1121 Bedford Ave. We do not have a February work day. The next work day is Saturday, March 14, 11-3pm.

Thanks, gardeners and friends, for a great season!

October: meeting, work day, chicken project

The next meeting is Monday, October 13 (Columbus Day) at 7pm. The next work day is Saturday, October 18 from 11-3pm. The chicken committee will renovate the coops and yard on Saturday, October 11. Please consider donating to our fundraiser, A Yard for the Yard Birds.

October is the final official month of the 2014 season at Greene Acres. Don't forget to sign up for open hours! We do meet during the winter, usually at the YMCA on Bedford Avenue.

Chicken yard fundraiser!

We're adding a second coop for the chickens and rebuilding their yard. Please help make our ladies a nice new home before winter by supporting our Ioby fundraiser, A Yard for the Yard Birds.

September: felting workshop and Buster Bailey Day

Please join us: Friday, September 5 from 5:30-8:30pm for a felting workshop with artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi; and Saturday, September 6 at 2pm for Buster Bailey Day, a commemorative jazz concert and BBQ. Free and open to all.

The next meeting is Monday, September 8 at 7pm, the next work day Saturday, September 13 from 11-3pm.

Opening party and workshop with resident artist Brigitta Varadi

On August 25, our artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi will install SEEDS FABRICATED. Inspired by the garden, her large textile sculptures draw from natural dyeing and traditional Mongolian felting techniques. Please come to the opening party, Wednesday August 27, from 6-9pm in the garden. Brigitta will also lead a felting workshop in the garden on Friday, September 5, 5:30-8:30pm (RSVP here.) Both events are free and open to all.

August and September: save the dates

Please note garden dates for this busy late summer:

Monday, August 11: Meeting at 7pm in the garden (or downstairs at the Bed-Stuy YMCA in case of rain)
Saturday, August 16: Work day, 11-3
Sunday, August 17: Indigo dyeing party with Sewing Seeds, 3-6pm (register here)
Wednesday, August 20: Natural dye workshop: Enliven Your Senses, 6-7pm Workshop canceled.
Wednesday, August 27: Opening party for artist-in-residence Brigitta Varadi, 6-9pm. Register here.
Thursday, August 28: Shadow puppet show with Charlotte Gaspard, 7:30pm.

August 1 lock change (distribution cancelled July 20)

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)
-Thursday, July 30 from 5-7
-More dates to be announced as needed.

July meeting and work day

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.