June Events Around the Neighborhood

compost for brooklyn block party

Prospect Farm will continue to plan volunteer events but there is plenty to help with around the neighborhood too.

Benefit House Party for the Brooklyn Food Coalition & The Indypendent Thursday June 2nd fantastic Indian dinner cooked by professional chef and Indy editor Arun Gupta, dancing under the stars, surprise announcements, and special guests including Jeremy Scahill (investigative reporter & author of Blackwater). Eat, drink, and chat with other activists and celebrate the coming summer.
445 6th Street (upstairs, between 6th & 7th Avenues, Park Slope, $20 advance/$25 door.
Tickets online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/176136. Details: http://brooklynfoodcoalition.ning.com/events/bfc-the-indypendent-hosting-a

Proud Gardeners Church ave garden

BIG Native Planting Day, at the Church Avenue Communal Garden, June 4th This Saturday, June 4th, from 11am-4pm, Sustainable Flatbush will greatly expand the native plant gardens already underway at the Church Not only is this a rare chance to break ground on a native plant garden that will benefit the Flatbush community for decades to come (learn why here), it’s an opportunity to learn about plants native to our area, the many benefits they provide, and how they can be used in gardens. Avenue Communal Garden at the Flatbush Reformed Church.
Saturday, June 4th, 11am-4pm at Church Avenue Communal Garden at the Flatbush Reformed Church
 890 Flatbush Avenue (enter at East 21st Street and Kenmore Terrace).
Details: http://sustainableflatbush.org/2011/05/30/big-native-planting-day-june-4th/

Compost for Brooklyn Block Party June 5th Music, raffle, bake sale, and lots of great workshops including: Composting with Brooklyn Master Composters; Recycled Bottle Terrariums with Rani August and Jennifer Dorman; Planting Herbs and Herbal Remedies with Kristy Bredin; Recycling with Sustainable Flatbush; Bokashi with Vandra Thorburn; Make Your own Necklace with Rebutton Studios; Citizen science with Farming Concrete; Green City Challenge; Bring your broken stuff to be fixed by the Fixer’s Collective; Cooking with Miriam Garron; Trench composting with the Prospect Farm; Compost Tea with Jenny Blackwell and Luke Halligan from the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn; Pin the pollen on the pistil with the Flatbush Farm Share; and so much more.
Sunday June 5th at Compost for Brooklyn; Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street
Details: http://compostforbrooklyn.org/events/

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