How We’re Seeding More Green Spaces across Brooklyn with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
To honor BBG’s century of service to greening our borough, we’ve pledged our support for its GreenBridge community outreach and education programs, as well as the expansion of its learning gardens, through our Green Communities Fund.
We’re sustaining free opportunities for all Brooklynites to develop their “green thumbs” and create more green spaces on their blocks and in their backyards.
We also challenged the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Auxiliary (pictured above) to add on to our efforts. Their matching contribution campaign ultimately yielded 100% member support and raised an additional $117,000!
As a ‘thank you’ to all of our supporters, this week BBG announced the naming of the Brooklyn Community Foundation Learning Plaza in the new Herb Garden. It’s the perfect space to illustrate the reason for our support—where parents bring young ones to learn about fresh food and how it can be grown in our own backyards.
GreenBridge is the gardener’s best friend, offering expert education, recruiting neighborhood-based outreach teams, and recognizing the best efforts of dedicated Brooklynites who toil each day to make our borough greener and healthier through the “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” contest.
With BBG, our investment in Brooklyn’s Green Communities is rooted deep across the borough.
GreenBridge needs you! Through our new Do Good Right Here initiative, BBG is seeking summer volunteers to assist with the Children’s Garden Trees and Saplings program. It’s an exciting opportunity to give young children an up-close introduction to gardening and nature. Log on to DoGoodRightHere.org to learn more.
Celebrate the urban gardening movement all summer long at BBG: Their latest exhibit, Urban Garden, features inspiring displays created by BBG’s horticultural experts that are also easily replicable at home by Brooklynites. Special attention is given to edibles, container gardening, and vertical plantings—all at home in Brooklyn during the heat of summer and the chill of winter.
Plus! Get 2-for-1 admission to BBG all month with this offer from NYC & Company at nycgo.com/culturespot. BBG is also free every Tuesday, and on Saturdays before noon.
Brooklyn Phil & Bed-Stuy Restoration Present The Bed-Stuy Tradition
Tomorrow night at Restoration Plaza, experience a rare fusion of hip-hop, Beethoven, and the ballads of Lena Horne. Bed-Stuy artist Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) joins the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Noel Pointer Foundation Youth String Orchestra and Leslie Uggams for this exciting free performance. 8PM at 1368 Fulton Street.