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Sustainable Flatbush Presents Third Annual “Greening Flatbush” on Sunday, February 27

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“Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are” is an afternoon of short demonstrations and fun, practical hands-on workshops. Presentations will include:

•    Start Your Own Seedlings
•    How to Cultivate Edible Mushrooms in Your Apartment
•    Church Avenue Communal Garden
•    Flatbush Farm Share CSA
•    Compost for Brooklyn!
•    Gardening for Children
•    Lefferts Community Food Coop
•    Worm Bin Composting
•    Vertical Gardening

and more! We will also have an information table featuring sustainability education opportunities specifically for youth.

“Garden is a verb,” says Chris Kreussling, director of Sustainable Flatbush’s Urban Gardens & Farms Initiative, which is sponsoring the event. “It’s not just a place you visit. It’s something you do.” The Urban Gardens and Farms Initiative is centered on modeling sustainable horticulture practices, promoting urban agriculture and food sovereignty, and building community through neighborhood gardening and beautification.

Sustainable Flatbush programs provide opportunities for residents to learn about and get involved in working toward the goal of a sustainable neighborhood, while simultaneously building community and fostering local self-sufficiency.

“Hearing about what others are already doing can inspire people to work with their neighbors to take action,” says Kreussling, who also authors the local gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener . “We want to build community through gardening.”

Snacks and coffee will be available, please bring your own mug!

Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are

Sunday, February 27, from 2:00 to 5:00pm

Flatbush YMCA, 1401 Flatbush Avenue, located near the intersections of Farragut Road and Rogers Avenue.
Take the 2 train to Newkirk Ave, or the B41 bus along Flatbush Ave.

A $5 suggested donation includes 1 raffle ticket.

Space is limited. To register, go to

If you have questions about this event, please email
To volunteer with Sustainable Flatbush, please email

Topics: Parks & Recreation