Garden and community space in Bed-Stuy

It's Spring!


Kyiesha has arranged for 30-60 high school students to volunteer at the garden this Friday (4/11) from Green HS in Bushwick. They will be creating individual garden beds and cleaning up the garden for Spring planting. 

We really really really need cordless drills to make this happen! But any supplies – shovels, gloves, etc – that you're willing to donate for the day (we'll give them back) would be super great. You can drop supplies off at the garden or arrange with Alison (alison.iven@gmail.com) a time for her to pick them up. We'll return them after Friday, promise!

If you're around on Friday (9:30 - 2:30) we'd love your help in directing all the students. Just pop on by!

Do you Want an Individual Bed Next Year?


We will be having two meetings for the spring season and for individuals wanting an individual bed for next year. If you want your own bed, you MUST attend ONE of these meetings. Meetings will be held in the garden and the dates are: Saturday, Nov 9 at 2pm and  Weds, Nov 13 at 7:30pm

Below are the items that we will be discussing:

  1. Resign license
  2. Individual beds
  3. Picking up BIG! lumber for garden beds
  4. Compost
  5. Other proposals for next year


[EDIT] Due to cold weather, we will be holding Wednesdays meeting at 722 Madison Ave (Angela's house)


1st Annual Halloween Hunt


Drop in if you dare and come dressed to scare! Please join us October 31st from 6-8 pm for a Halloween Hunt and treats. We'll be hunting pumpkins and squash grown in the garden as well as costume contest, games and music. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. RSVP on Facebook.

We also need some help organizing this event. If you are able to donate a few items (extra pumpkins, candy, etc), please drop them off at Regina's (147 Patchen) or Ms. Smith's (145 Patchen).

Please let us know if you are coming so we know how many to expect!

Work Day on Oct 13th

596 Acres is having a general meeting  from 1-3pm at Patchen Community Square. And we will have a work day in the morning. 

New rat-proof composter!

Lex cutting open the first squash of the year