Plots, layout, membership

Fall meetings, work days and events

The next meeting is Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) at 7pm in the garden (or the YMCA on Bedford in case of rain.) The next work day is Saturday, October 17 from 11-3pm. All are welcome. Please join us for a birdwatching session Thursday. October 15 at 6:30pm. There are also rumors of a fall swap meet and a Halloween pumpkin carving party-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 occur as needed—check back for updates.

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.

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.

Joining the garden and getting a plot

The garden has closed membership until Spring 2015. Please check back at a meeting to be announced to see if you can join next year.

Compost Membership

The garden has closed compost membership until Spring 2015. Please attend a meeting at a date TBA to learn about opportunities to join as a compost member next spring.


Greene Acres is part of the New York Restoration Project, and we are a Green Thumb garden, which means that we are open to the public at least 10 hours a week during the spring, summer and fall. Everyone is welcome to stop in or sit and read under a tree when the garden is open. Children are always welcome, but they must be supervised. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.

Greene Acres is an organic garden: we don't use chemical pesticides or fertilizer anywhere in the garden.

Members are required to help maintain common areas, attend at least two monthly meetings and three work days, pay $20 in dues annually, and host at least 10 open hours per season. To join the garden you must complete six hours of garden work during public hours. Once you have spent some time working in the garden you can join at any garden meeting or work day. Once you are a member, you can get on the waiting list for your own plot, but if you don't have your own plot or don't have time to care for one, 2/3 of the garden is set aside as common space that everyone can tend.