NEWS FROM THE ACRESNews, resources and invitations for participation from the decentralized projects on the 596 Acres; this section is built from your submissions. Submit every week by Wedneday 8pm for Friday's mailing. Send your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Java Street Garden Collaborative First Clean Up Day!
Saturday, March 31, noon-4
59 Java Street between West & Franklin, in Greenpoint
Bergen Street between 4th Avenue and 3rd AvenueBrooklyn Permaculture Discussion/Share Group
And check out their awesome new webpage -- these three lots are housing three wonderful projects!
ALL ABOUT SEEDS, Saturday, March 31, 5:30 pm
599 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn
The folks at BKPermaculture are pleased to invite you to join us for our second discuss/share group! Thanks to everyone who came out for last month's "Understanding Soil." This month's topic is "All About Seeds!" We'll be discussing seed starting and hardening off for this year's garden, all while collectively making seed balls. Let's take advantage of early spring and learn how to give our gardens a head start together! Bring seeds for the seed balls or swapping with your neighbors and food/drink if you'd like.General background reading found here: http://ge.tt/9LYCbnC
RSVP and/or questions to megan(at)bkpermaculture.org
HERB AND WEED STUDY CIRCLE at Garden of Union
Sunday, April 1, noon - 3pm
4th Ave on Union St., Park Slope
Have you ever wondered what is a weed and what is a useful plant? Know how to make a tincture or salve from herbs and want to share your knowledge? Curious about herbs that are useful for teas and medicine? Enjoy the beauty of the Garden of Union and talk with others who have an interest in herbs and weeds. In Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Putnam & Patchen is putting it's GreenThumb application together. Get in touch with Alison (email@example.com) to be involved.
Save the date for 462 Halsey Community Gardens's grand opening and Earth Day celebration on April 22.
We had some great press this week. Check us out in Grist and the Epoch Timesand share these articles with your friends to tell them about how rad 596 Acres is! These stories focused on 462 Halsey Community Gardens -- more stories to come!
GREEN WARRIORS UNITED
Save these dates...
On April 8, from 3-8pm, we will be wheatpasting the next set of signs to put up on mystery lots all over Brooklyn at the Interference Archive at 131 8th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn. We will need help!
On April 15, starting at 10am, we will be sending out teams to put these signs up. You can be one of these teams! More details to come.
*** Got a lot that needs a sign? Let us know!
Chances to see... 596 Acres will be at the following events:
Satuday, March 31, 10am-4pm at the GreenThumb Grow Together Conference, Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse BRONX
This newsletter will highlight grant opportunities that may apply to your group's project. See a money opportunity you wanna share? Email it to Eva Meszaros firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREEN FOR YOUR GREEN
Don't forget about The New York Community Trust (rolling deadline); JM Kaplan Fund: City Life Program (rolling deadline); http://awesomefoundation.org/blog/about/ (rolling deadline) and GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program's Annual Spring Plant Sale.
***Note that many grants require 501(c)(3) status or a fiscal sponsor. If your group or organization doesn't have 501(c)(3) status, Ioby is a great local option for fiscal sponsorship: if you have a project on IOBY.org, you get free fiscal sponsorship with it!