Reminder: Greening Flatbush this Sunday

Update 2008.02.25: Read about this event.

Just a reminder that this Sunday, February 24, from 1:30 to 4:30pm, the Gardening Committee of Sustainable Flatbush is hosting Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 22 Linden Boulevard [GMAP]. We've got a great lineup of speakers, demonstrations and workshops on a range of topics, including community gardens, gardening in containers, composting, street trees and community-supported agriculture.

The event is free, but space is limited. There are still openings available. To register, email greeningflatbush@gmail.com.

Here's the press release we put together for this event:

Brooklyn, NY -- Sustainable Flatbush sponsors "Greening Flatbush"
Sunday, February 24

On Sunday, February 24, residents and other members of the greater
Flatbush community can learn what they can do to beautify and improve
the environment of their neighborhood.

"Greening Flatbush: Garden Where You Are" is an afternoon of short
lectures, demonstrations, and workshops on topics ranging from
planting and caring for street trees to composting with worms in your

"Garden is a verb," says Chris Kreussling, co-chair of the Gardening
Committee of Sustainable Flatbush, which is sponsoring the event.
"It's not just a place you visit. It's something you do."

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

Greening Flatbush is Sunday, February 24, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at the
Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 22 Linden Boulevard.
The event is free, but space is limited. To register, or if you have
questions about this event, please email greeningflatbush@gmail.com.
For directions, see the Flatbush branch web page on the Brooklyn
Public Library Web site, http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/.

Sustainable Flatbush provides a neighborhood-based forum to discuss,
promote and implement sustainability concepts in Brooklyn and beyond.
For more information, visit http://sustainableflatbush.org/.

It felt weird to quote myself, but hey, a girl's gotta do and all that. I don't know to whom "Garden is a verb" can be first attributed, but I'll acknowledge here that I cribbed it from the sidebar of those rockin' gals at Garden Rant.

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