Bring your houseplant cuttings or extra rooted plants to share at the Open Garden Day on Saturday, October 30 from 11:00am—2:00pm. The plants can be in soil or a container of water. Any proceeds go to Prospect Farm. Please label your flora and drop off during the event. (Plants should be pest free.)
Prospect Farm is located at 1194 Prospect Avenue, between Seeley and Vanderbilt Streets.
We hope to see you at the Farm on the 30th!
Open Garden Day
Dear Friends of Prospect Farm,
Come join us for Open Garden Day this Saturday, June 5, from 11am until 2pm. We will have garden tours, a plant swap, a compost giveaway, and face painting for kids.
See our brand new raised beds and our thriving garden!
And if you come between 11am and 12pm, you can drop off your food scraps for composting.
See you on Saturday!
To our Prospect Farm community:
In light of new guidelines to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be following these protocols for activities at Prospect Farm:
- The Farm remains open for members to do essential work. We strongly recommend that no more than two and at the most three members be present at any one time.
- Compost collection will continue on Saturday between 11 and 12 with one person only processing the compost. Buckets will be put on the strip for community members to deposit their food scraps.
- All recommendations as to social distance and cleaning of surfaces are to be followed. Members can bring their own gloves or take a pair home for washing after use. Another suggestion is to keep your gloves in a plastic bag in the shed with your name on it. Wear gloves at all times to handle the locks and tools. Bring sanitary wipes if you have them.
- Members are encouraged to do solo gardening during the week. You can sign up for a slot (Phil is working on a way to do this) or simply come to work. Tasks will be posted on the white board in the shed. The planting schedule and map will also be posted in the shed.
- Keep us informed by writing in the log book (maybe you want to bring your own pen) or by posting an email as to what tasks you have done.
Photos from this year’s Earth Day party
After a few gloomy days, we had a surprisingly nice day for our Earth Day celebration. We welcomed in the community, cleared some beds, and did some more planting. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Last year’s harvest by the numbers
As we start planning for this year’s plantings, we’re taking a look back at how last year went. We weigh all our crops when we harvest, and this is how they all tallied up:
Cucumbers are always our heaviest crop, by far! We grew a greater diversity of crops last year compared to the year before, so in comparison we saw smaller yields in part because of planting less (tomatoes, in particular). But we saw increased yields in arugula, sweet peppers, and eggplant.
Join us for our annual planning meeting
Our general planning meeting for 2019 is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, at 4 PM. It will be held at 30 Ocean Parkway. Please RSVP to Tom H. at email@example.com if you are planning to attend.
- Introduction of new members
- Long-term planning
- Board elections
- Shed maintenance
- New ideas!
Then and now: seeing how far we’ve come
Farm member Jo went on a little journey through our Facebook photo history and made these before and after pictures from the farm’s early days compared to today. The transitions are made more extreme as the before photos all look to be from early spring work days compared to the lush summer days of 2017. As founder Tom Angotti replied, “What a difference a community and the summer make!”
An edible forest on a barge
Something of interest to our members and neighbors: there is a floating farm docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6. Anyone is welcome to visit and forage, and they have workshops scheduled as well. From now until June 30th they are open Thursday – Sunday, 12PM – 6PM
Check it out: Swale
The farm is thriving! Collards and arugula are now being harvested. Tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and more are on their way. Come by to help out, or come by to see!