Just Food and Community Supported Agriculture

Just a reminder for everyone out there, its just about time to join your local CSA. If you are lucky enough to have already been a member, then you know just how wonderful the growing season can be!

For those that don’t know, community supported agriculture brings fresh produce from local farms directly to you at great prices. Simply put, this is one of the best community oriented programs in NYC. To get more info about joining visit the JustFood site.

And, if you can come out “JUST KIDDING! A COMEDY BENEFIT FOR JUST FOOD” this MONDAY, MAY 7 AT 8 PM. Click here for a full description.

Events this Weekend and reminder for the Weenie Roast!

The rain has subsided! It’s a little cloudy right now, but the sun will be out tomorrow. So what to do?

If you are around Union Square and reading this now, you could check outNYC Grows.

And there are, of course, the cherry blossoms. I love the map that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden set up to keep track of their “blooming status.”

Or, you could learn about the wonders of composting at the Carlton Avenue Community Garden today, starting a little after 3pm.

A great event that is happening all weekend long is the Clean Clothes and Fair Food conference. The conference began last night by questioning what “fair” means to both the producers and the consumers of food and clothing. There are lots of terrific events still to see and participate in, including a 3pm Rally for Fair Food at Burger King at 7th Ave & 40th St., a performance by Reverend Billy and his Choir tonight (8pm) at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 601 West 114th Street on Broadway, New York, NY, and a panel tomorrow morning at 9:30am entitled “From Supporters to Partners in the Struggle for Fair Food.” If anyone attends and would like to report back with details please contact me.

Lastly, don’t forget to get yourself to the Pacific Street Garden on Sunday for the Weenie Roast and a chance get your photo taken at one of the most beautiful gardens in Brooklyn!

Come out and Compost!

This Saturday gardeners at the Carlton Avenue Garden will be working the compost bin.

Carlton Garden has a 3 bin system that is currently being rejuvenated, so come out and learn what it takes to compost. It will be a great day to meet gardeners and learn about how you can join the garden. Folks will be arriving at the garden a little after 3 for the compost festivities, but feel free to stop by earlier.

We are located on Carlton Avenue, between Fulton and Greene.

Weenie Roast and Photo Op!!!

Get your buns to the Bear’s Garden for the Environmental Lawsuit Plaintiffs’ Weenie Roast and Photo Op!!!

Sunday, April 29 at 1:30pm.
Brooklyn Bear’s Garden

Corner of Flatbush and Pacific.

Since we have such a short window of opportunity to show our support for the Environmental Lawsuit, we’re calling on all the groups who have signed on to this TRUE community lawsuit to invite your neighbors supporting our efforts and come out for a Weenie Roast and PHOTO OP. We’ll have our own photographer and be inviting the Press to join us.

Please bring weenies and buns for the grill and liquids to share. The garden will provide cups, plates, condiments and the grills.

PHOTO AT 2PM SHARP!!! If you have any questions about this event, please email joncrow@earthlink.net

SPREAD THE WORD TO ALL GARDEN SUPPORTERS!!

******FIGHT RATNER / GET IN THE PICTURE!!! ******

Environmental Impacts

From Jon Crow, Pacific Street Gardener,

The Bear’s are now officially part of a huge lawsuit announced today aiming to bring the “Atlantic Yards” project (which would loom over the garden) to a halt, and send it back to the drawing boards. Read on…

(or go here for the full text on DDDB’s site)

BROOKLYN, NY— Today twenty-six co-petitioners filed an Article 78
and Declaratory Judgment lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court
(New York County) to annul the Final Environmental Impact Statement
(FEIS) and approval of Forest City Ratner’s “Atlantic Yards”project.
The suit alleges that former Governor Pataki’s Empire State Development
Corporation’s (ESDC) FEIS was fatally flawed

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