6/15 Green, a lively community garden located at 6th Avenue and 15th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale from 11-4 on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th. A wide array of hardy herbs, perennials and indoor plants will be available for your garden bed, planter or window sill. For holiday fun, there will be lots of unusual gourds & pumpkins for sale, too.
Remaining plants will continue to be available for sale during the garden’s Open Hours from October 16th through October 21st. (Tuesday & Thursday from 4-6 and Saturday & Sunday from 10-6)
All sales help cover the expenses of maintaining the garden as a vibrant urban oasis.
6/15 Green will also host its wonderful annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11-dusk. The rain date is Sunday, October 14th. Festival highlights will include live music and family activities throughout the day.
All of 6/15 Green’s events are part of its mission to provide cultural and educational activities that strengthen its community. The public, neighbors and friends are warmly invited to visit this lovely, permanent Land Trust garden throughout the year. It’s a welcome respite from the City’s hubbub that continues to bring its community together.
6/15 Green is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization, and contributions are tax-deductible. Donations are welcome! Visit 615green.org for more information about the garden and upcoming events.
6/15 Green is a proud founding member of the Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens Land Trust (BANG). See banglandtrust.org for more information.
Open Garden Day NYC — Saturday, July 14
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Green Thumb, NYC Parks’ community gardens program, 75 community gardens will open their gates to the public on July 14 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., rain or shine. BANG gardens will participate with music, compost demonstrations, a visit to the chicken coop, a guide to beekeeping and more. Please join us! For more information, and a complete list of locations, visit Open Garden Day NYC page.
Here’s what’s happening at our gardens.
Jessica Katz discusses honeybees.
6/15 Green @ 6th Ave. and 15th St., Brooklyn
Children’s Concert — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: — The Sparrow Sisters and Brooke Dramer
Festivities — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Open Air Art Exhibit with artist Bob Hagan. 1 p.m.: Art Installation with Miguel Ayuso. 1:30 p.m.: Printmaking Demo with Sandrine Gigon. 1:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation with Elena Tate.
Educational Series and Q&A — 2 p.m.: Plastics – Updates & Alternatives with Makrand Bhoot. 2 p.m.: Lifestyles of Urban Bees with Jessica Katz (see photo).
For more details, click here.
Tour the gardens and get compost demos at Pacific St. Brooklyn Bears
Pacific Brooklyn Bears Community Garden @Pacific and Flatbush Ave.
Gates open 11 a.m. for self-guided tours;
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Compost Demonstrations by Jon Crow
Make a terrarium at Pacific Heights Community Farm!
Prospect Heights Community Farm @252-256 St Marks Ave. off Vanderbilt, Brooklyn
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Terrarium Build-Along — Please bring an old mason jar or candle holder if you have;
Plus: Garden tours, compost demos and plant giveaways
Get to know all the BANG gardens wheel-y well!
On Saturday, June 23rd, the second-annual BANG bike tour travels to all five BANG community gardens, where you can tour the gardens, meet some members, and snack!
Get ready to ride at 11 a.m. at 6/15 Green, where members will welcome you. After that, it’s back in the saddle to hit all the BANG gardens.
The biking party finishes at 1, with lunch served from 1-2 at Warren/St. Marks Community Garden.
Come join the fun! It will be bike-tastic.
Here is a schedule as well as a map.
The BANG gardens say yes to Spring!
So we have some people to thank for their commitment and hard work to keep our BANG gardens open. We took a Saturday (September 28) to give thanks and praises.
Come on in!
Yes, you heard right, BANG is officially a land trust.
Jon Crow giddy with anticipation and minutes away from the conveyance!
The actual signing took place at the law offices of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.