Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

After Years of Digging, a Community Garden at Flatbush & Rockwell

February 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

We lost track of how many years the MTA was doing a big dig at Flatbush Avenue, Lafayette Avenue and Rockwell Place, but the Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden that will sitt on top of it all is almost done. Well, at least it should look a heck of a lot more inviting by April or so when things are planted and the place is green. In any case, it is one million percent better than the construction site that has been in that spot for years.

Tags: Fort Greene

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Xris (Flatbush Gardener) // Feb 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    This is one of three Brooklyn Bear’s Gardens. They have a blog, and you can a brief history of the gardens at http://brooklynbears.wordpress.com/about/.

  • 2 Jon Crow // Feb 13, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for the plug. This is just the beginning… and a prolonged one at that. ONce we’re officially up and running (they still need to build our new veggie boxes, get the water working, build us our shed, etc.) we’ll be actively looking for new members, so thanks for spreading the news! Anyone wanting to join in this spring can call me at 718 636 4273. THANKS!!! jon crow

  • 3 Mike // Feb 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Wait, so this isn’t going to be a park after all? That’s really a shame. It would be nice to have a place for the public to sit there.

  • 4 Deborah // Feb 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Mike-Community Gardens ARE for everyone. They are open at least 20 hours a week to the public…sometimes more.

  • 5 Garden Awaits Green Light - The Local - Fort-Greene Blog - NYTimes.com // Apr 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

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