Greenest Block in Brooklyn Semifinalist

We are thrilled to be chosen as a commercial semifinalist in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition (Franklin Avenue between Park Place and Sterling Place – odd side). The purpose of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest is to promote streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development in the borough of Brooklyn through block and merchant associations and other community groups.

PACC Hosts Free Tree Giveaway


The Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) and the Magnolia Tree Earth Center are hosting a community Tree Giveaway at Magnolia Plaza on Saturday, April 14, 2012. 100 FREE trees will be given away to the public!

WHEN: Saturday, April 14th, 2012 - 11:00AM -3:00PM

WHERE: PACC’s Affordable Housing Building- Magnolia Plaza
686 Lafayette Avenue (between Marcy and Tompkins)
Residents are encouraged to reserve a Crape Myrtle, Magnolia or a Pear Tree in advance at www.nyrp.org/brooklyntrees.

Trees will be available to individuals, families and community groups for planting on private property only and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. Simple tree planting and care instructions come with your free tree. It is recommended that you bring a folding shopping cart to transport your tree.

For questions, contact Mike Mitchell at 212-333-2552.

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ART NOT ARRESTS CONSTRUCTION & PROJECT LAUNCH! RAIN DATE!!!

Date: Saturday, April 7th 2012
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Crow Hill Community Garden – 730 Franklin Avenue

Help Ground Up Designers build the framework for the Art Not Arrests project. This event will satisfy all urges to get dirty, use power tools, and play outside. We’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday, come help out if you can! Food and beverages will be served. Zip-cuffs will be availible to be decorated and added to the installation at the event.

Please RSVP on the Facebook Event.

PRESIDENTS DAY GARBAGE COLLECTION

NO GARBAGE, RECYCLING COLLECTION OR STREET CLEANING ON PRESIDENTS’ DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) announced that in observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no garbage or recycling collection, or street cleaning on Monday, February 20, 2012.  In addition, all Sanitation Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th, in observance of the holiday. 

Residents who normally receive Monday garbage collection should place their trash out at curbside Monday after 4 PM for pickup. While many residents will receive refuse service within a day or two after the holiday, some residents may not be picked up until the next scheduled collection day. Those receiving Monday recycling collection will have their recycling picked up on Tuesday, February 21st because they didn’t receive a recycling collection on the Lincoln’s Day holiday.     

ALL MONDAY RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BE PICKED UP ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

DUE TO BACK-TO-BACK MONDAY HOLIDAYS OF LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY AND PRESIDENTS’ DAY

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) reminds all New Yorkers that residents who would normally have received recycling collection on Lincoln’s Birthday, Monday, February 13th, will have all of their recycling picked up on Tuesday, February 21st, due to the observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 20th.   For questions about Sanitation services and holiday schedules, residents can contact 311 or visit the DSNY website at www.nyc.gov/sanitation.

MLK Day of Service


WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
AS WE CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING’S LEGACY
WITH A CLEAN UP OF OUR COMMUNITY

Come to the Crow Hill Community Garden
(730 Franklin between Park & Sterling)
on MLK Day Observed: Monday January 16th, 10-12
Bring gloves, outdoor brooms/dustpans, garbage bags, etc.
Bring your family, friends & neighbors
and please tell any HS students who might need to do community service

Street Tree Care Workshop in Brooklyn

MillionTreesNYC Street Tree Care Workshop in Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 30
6-8PM
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

Street trees do much to improve our environment, but they often receive little care. In this class, learn the benefits of street trees and how to improve the health of a street tree by caring for its bed. Get tips on amending soil, mulching, watering, pruning, and tree-bed gardening. Bring your street tree-care questions, and find out more about MillionTreesNYC efforts to increase and protect the urban forest canopy.

No charge, but space is limited and registration is required.