Daffodil Project 2009

Update 2009.10.18: Kensington date of 10/18 was rained out. Rain date is 10/25.

The Daffodil Project 2009 distribution at the Greenmarket in Grand Army Plaza, outside Prospect Park, Saturday, October 10, 2009
Daffodil Project Distribution, Grand Army Plaza, October 2009
The Daffodil Project was originally created to commemorate September 11. ... The Daffodil Project is made possible in part by the generosity of a Dutch bulb supplier, Hans van Waardenburg of B&K Flowerbulbs, who has pledged to donate 500,000 daffodil bulbs to the project each year as long as there are volunteers willing to plant them. More than 20,000 volunteers have responded to his challenge so far. And thanks to their efforts, more than 3 million yellow daffodils [bloomed] in over 2,000 individual sites across the five boroughs in the spring of 2009.
- The Daffodil Project, New Yorkers for Parks
Here are some locations in Brooklyn where you can get your bulb on with the Daffodil Project this season.

Kensington, Sunday, October 25


Sunday, October 25th, is Daffodil Day in Kensington. (18th was rained out)

Join your neighbors as we plant daffodil bulbs on Church Avenue and its side streets. In the spring, watch the flowers that we planted bloom!

From 9:00 a.m. to noon, volunteers will:
  • loosen soil in tree pits
  • plant daffodil bulbs
  • go to Connie's Cafe for free coffee and a muffin!
Wear clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting some dirt on. If you can, bring:
  • a hand cultivator
  • a trowel
  • a bulb borer
  • anything else that's useful for digging and planting
  • extra gardening tools, if you have them, for your neighbors to use.
We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of Astoria Federal Savings, at the corner of Church and McDonald avenues.

Connie, the owner of Connie's Cafe (corner of Church Avenue and E. 5th Street), has graciously agreed to donate coffee and muffins for the volunteers.

This neighborhood event is sponsored by KARMABrooklyn (Kensington Area Resident/Merchant Alliance) and WKAG (West Kensington Action Group).

Cortelyou Gothic

Flatbush, Saturday and Sunday, November 7&8, and November 14&15

Again this fall, Sustainable Flatbush will sponsor Daffodil bulb plantings at locations throughout Flatbush. As we get closer to the dates, we'll announce the locations and times and how you can get involved.

Related Content

Flatbush Daffodil Project, Fall 2008, 2008-11-01
The Daffodil Project is in bloom on Cortelyou Road, 2008-04-02
The Daffodil Project on Cortelyou Road, 2007-11-11
The Daffodil Project Plantings on Cortelyou Road, 2007-11-04
The Daffodil Project: Grief & Gardening #5, 2006-11-26

Planting bulbs from the Daffodil Project in my front garden, Fall 2006


Daffodil Day in Kensington, Kensington Area Resident/Merchant Alliance (KARMA)

Sustainable Flatbush

The Daffodil Project, New Yorkers for Parks

1 comment:

KARMABrooklyn said...

I wish I knew right now whether or not it's going to rain tomorrow! If it ISN'T raining tomorrow, Daffodil Day will be tomorrow, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. If it IS raining tomorrow, Daffodil Day will be on Sunday, October 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


Joy Rich
Member, Resident Advisory Board
Kensington Area Resident/Merchant Alliance
Brooklyn, NY