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.

New website, and other spring 2016 news

Sorry it's been a little quiet around here. Please see our new website, greeneacresgarden.com.

Please join us this spring at our next meetings, the second Monday of each month at 7pm in the garden (downstairs at the YMCA on Bedford in case of rain): April 11, May 9, June 13 and July 11.

Our next work days are the Saturdays following each meeting, 11-3pm in the garden, weather permitting: April 16, May 14, June 18 and July 16.

Events are free and open to all. Join us:

-Saturday, April 30 at dusk: Midnight Radio Show. Cool puppets for all ages.
-Saturday, June 11: Block party! All day, Franklin between Clifton and Greene.
-Saturdays July 16 and August 6, 6-8:30pm: Garden Grooves. Live music by local artists hosted by New York Restoration Project in partnership with BAM.

Fall meetings, work days and events

The next meeting is Monday, November 9 at 7pm, downstairs at the YMCA on Bedford Ave at Monroe St. The next work day is Saturday, November 14 from 11-3pm. All are welcome. There are also rumors of a post-Marathon candy swap—check back soon!

The garden is closed November through March, so no open hours, but we still meet the second Monday of every month at 7pm, downstairs at the Bed-Stuy YMCA. Work days continue for composting and as needed—check back for updates. Visitors remain welcome whenever the garden is open.

Garden membership is open to a limited number of new folks. To learn more, please inquire at a meeting or work day.

Spring 2015

The next meeting is Monday, May 11 at 7pm in the garden (or at the YMCA on Bedford at Monroe in case of bad weather.) The next work day is Saturday, May 16 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 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.