Upcoming events around the community

As spring nears, there will be a lot of great community events and classes happening! Here are a few that we recommend:

Making Brooklyn Bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Saturday, March 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This year’s theme is Greening Together: People, Plants, Justice and will lead community conversations regarding issues of urban ecology, wellness, stewardship, and the connections required of concerned citizens engaged in transforming lives and neighborhoods. Free with event flyer. 

Our neighbors Brooklyn Brainery are hosting two tree walks in Prospect Park on Saturday, March 24th. Beautiful Barks and Signs of Spring starts at 10:30 AM and Best Buds: A Friendly Tree Walk starts are 12:00 PM. $13 each

Grow Together: Honoring Our Roots, GreenThumb’s annual conference at BMCC on Saturday, March 31st from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The day will be packed with workshops and kids’ activities, like seriously packed! Show up early to sign up for workshops, as the popular ones will fill up quickly. All our members who have attended this conference in the past have come away with tons of knowledge, resources, and goodies. $5 entry fee, children 12 and under are free

Both BBG and GreenThumb have events for all ages listed on their sites — click their respective links to see more.

Come be a part of Prospect Farm in 2018

While new members are welcome at any point in the year, we’re having our annual meeting for current and prospective members next month. This is a great opportunity for new members to learn more about the farm and meet most of the people involved.

Sunday, February 18, 2018
4–6pm 30 Ocean Parkway

On the agenda: reports from 2017, planning for 2018, election of board members, and discussion of new initiatives.

We’ll be meeting in the basement “community room” of 30 Ocean Parkway (between E 7th and Sherman Sts). Enter the lobby and take the elevator down. There will be signs posted to guide you.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided by our members.

If you have any questions, please email prospectfarmbk@gmail.com.

Photos from Earth Day 2017

Repotting tomato starts

Thank you to all our friends and neighbors who came out amid rain showers for our Earth Day party! We were happy to have help planting seeds, re-potting tomato starts, and prepping a straw bale for planting — an experiment we will post more about soon! There were a bunch of young visitors exploring every corner of the farm on a scavenger hunt, checking out the worm bin, and getting their faces painted.

Some of those tomato seedlings are marked with their helpers’ names, so we hope they’ll  check back this summer and see the fruits of their labor — literally!

We still have a lot of spring planting to do, so we’ll likely be having work days more frequently over the coming weeks to get all the beds planted. The next scheduled is Sunday, April 30th starting at 10:30am and going to about 1:30pm. Check the home page or our Facebook page for more upcoming dates.

Special shout-out to members Rachel and Jo for taking most of these photos!

Earth Day celebration at Prospect Farm

Everyone is invited to our annual Earth Day party when we welcome the community to visit & see what’s sprouting at Prospect Farm. Check out the photos from last year’s event!

We’ll have activities for all ages! • planting & composting • music • scavenger hunt • tours • bake sale & book table • and more!

Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00am to 2:00pm
The event is FREE (but your donations are always welcome!)

Directions and map are available on the contact page.

Tell us if you’re planning to come on the Facebook event or download a flier.

Photos from this year’s Earth Day celebration

Thank you everyone who came out to celebrate Earth Day with us! Though the day started with some light rain, the sun made its grand entrance before the festivities were over.

We had face painting, sing-alongs, demonstrations and tours, and a lot of planting going on. We sowed peas and what we hope will one day be bunches of greens, as well as some beans and cucumber seedlings and a few flowers. More to come over the next few weeks as the weather gets warmer!

Earth Day Photos

Trellising for peas

Our 2015 Earth Day event was great! We had a number of parents with small children who loved the worms, the planting, and just being on “the farm.” All the food was delicious, and we got some work done as well. Special thanks to the composters, the planters, the trellis-constructors, the step-repairers, and the weeders.