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Earth Day Open House with Sustainable Flatbush

Sustainable Flatbush kicks off its garden season on the grounds of the Flatbush Reformed Church, with an Earth Day Open House on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Join us for all, or any of the days planned activities:

Healing Herb Garden: We're converting our vegetable garden into a culinary and medicinal herb garden! Handy with tools? Then you might want to help our carpentry team as we finish our project of building raised beds, planters, a hoop house and more. Or if you're just into gardening for the day, we'll also be planting seeds in seed trays.

Community Composting: Throw your kitchen scraps in our compost bins, instead of just throwing it away. We take your "garbage" and turn it into fertilizer and soil amendment for our gardens! We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds and tea bags; egg shells (with no egg residue); bread and grains; fresh leaves, flowers, green plants and garden trimmings; shredded newspaper or brown paper; manure and bedding from horse, hamster, rabbit or guinea pig; food soiled paper towels or napkins.

Native Plants: Take a native plant tour of the church grounds, examining the garden and its plants. Hear resident expert Chris Kreussling (AKA Flatbush Gardener) talk about native plants; creating wildlife habitat by asking questions such as, "What do butterflies really want?" And learn about weeds and invasives.

Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. We'll provide the tools and refreshments. Bring family, friends, and kids too!!!

For more information or to volunteer for this event, email: [masked]

To learn more about Sustainable Flatbush visit:

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  • Sheryll D.

    Great! We had a fantastic turnout of volunteers.

    April 20, 2013

  • Sheryll D.

    We're excited about this project and bringing culinary and medicinal herbs to our community.

    April 18, 2013

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