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A Small Green Patch

A group has access to this lot!

If you are part of the group and would like to receive updates from 596 Acres (about things like free beehives, how to get mulch from the city, and calls for support for existing community sites throughout the network), please become an organizer.

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Learn more about the group and get involved through their homepage, their Facebook page, by emailing them, or walk by and say hi!

In their words:

The next steps for this project will be: - create, build and set up the vacant lots - provide weekly Volunteer days - create weekly list of events - we are required to be open to the public for 20 hours / week - gather materials and supplies
The steps below have been completed: - find a lot - get permission to use from city or private lot owner - create core group of people for the project

A Small Green Patch

address BERGEN STREET
zipcode 11217
block 389
lot 27
area 0.048 acres
elsewhere

agency

name Housing Preservation and Development

government

Check out Who Represents Me? NYC, which can help you find the elected officials for the area around this lot and when the next community board meeting will happen.

organizing history

Organizers:
  • name Feedback Farms & A Small Green Patch
    type community based organization
    site http://feedbackfarms.com/
    phone 2035604506
    email info@feedbackfarms.com
    notes

    A core group of people have organized to create a movable community space, farm and space for other community organizations to realize green/gardening projects.

    We have been approved by HPD, Green Thumb and a Private lot owner to work with the 3 lots at 344 - 348 Bergen Street - Block 389 - Lots 27, 28 and 29!

    Please contact us or join the facebook page if you would like sign up for updates on the project we are calling: A Small Green Patch & Feedback Farms.

    What we need now:
    - Volunteers

  • name A Small Green Patch
    type community based organization
    site http://www.asmallgreenpatch.com/
    phone
    email asmallgreenpatch@gmail.com
    notes

    The next steps for this project will be: - create, build and set up the vacant lots - provide weekly Volunteer days - create weekly list of events - we are required to be open to the public for 20 hours / week - gather materials and supplies
    The steps below have been completed: - find a lot - get permission to use from city or private lot owner - create core group of people for the project

  • name Cary Betagole
    type individual
    site
    phone 513-532-7763
    email carybetagole@gmail.com
    notes

notes

  • On March 01, 2012, at 10:54p.m., Oksana said:

    This lot is owned by HPD. Visit http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/my_community.jsp to view any open Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the lot.

  • On April 05, 2012, at 12:46a.m., Paula at 596 Acres said:

    Pictures of the lots after one week of volunteer action: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.350314198338352.67799.212988388737601&type=3

  • On May 15, 2012, at 4:26p.m., Paula at 596 Acres said:

    Now that we have 4 groups that have gotten official access to their lots in the 596 Acres network, we are thinking about how to make our online tools useful for the next stage of local organizing. As members of one of these groups -- this means useful for you! How can we add features to our website that let you better use the 596 Acres network to improve your work? Come tell us!

    We are hosting a conversation on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30pm at The Commons (388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn). We'll provide some snacks and post it notes. We really want to hear from you! Please RSVP to tell us you can make it.

  • On May 29, 2012, at 9:53p.m., Paula at 596 Acres said:

    REMINDER: Now that we have 4 groups that have gotten official access to their lots in the 596 Acres network, we are thinking about how to make our online tools useful for the next stage of local organizing. As members of one of these groups -- this means useful for you! How can we add features to our website that let you better use the 596 Acres network to improve your work? Come tell us!

    We are hosting a conversation on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30pm at The Commons (388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn). We'll provide some snacks and post it notes. We really want to hear from you! Please RSVP to tell us you can make it. Also please share this invitation with your group -- we'd love to hear from everyone from leaders to casual volunteers!

  • On April 16, 2014, at 10:56a.m., Mary @ 596 Acres said:

    From: "Brooklyn CB2" <cb2k@nyc.rr.com>
    Date: Apr 10, 2014 5:31 PM
    Subject: RE: Request for CB2 Help and support - A Small Green Patch - Block 389 lots 27 and 29 - 344-48 Bergen St. - Green Thumb Garden
    To: "tami johnson" <tami.johnson@gmail.com>
    Cc:

    Tami, HPD wrote me,

    “At this point we believe the project will likely not begin construction until the latter part of the year so it should be okay for the gardeners to remain on the site through this year’s growing season. We’ve been in communication with the gardeners and will follow up to advise them of this.”

    HOORAY!

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