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About the 6/15 Green Blog

Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Update on Garden Event Tomorrow

Update on the event tomorrow with speakers on essential gardening techniques:

Barring a major rainstorm the event will still occur.  If it is rescheduled, we will post information for the new times on this blog.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Harvest Festival

Updated 6/15 Green Harvest Fest info -

The Jug Addicts now scheduled to play from 2-4pm!!!

Come enjoy - fun, food and music!!
Corner of 6th Avenue and 15th Street - South Slope, Brooklyn

6/15 Garden Stoop Sale

It was a great day for the 6/15 Green Community Garden Stoop Sale.

Thanks to Valerie DiClerico (pictured left) and Amy Weber (pictured right) for organizing this great fundraising event for the garden. They raised $360, which is more than last year's sale.  According to them, "The weather was beautiful and a lot of people came out to show.  Some of the more interesting items were a window, a girls bike, Coach leather booths, and a lot of fun hats and children's clothing."

Thanks to everyone who volunteered and donated items! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Garden Event: Speakers on Essential Gardening Events * Open to the Public *

6/15 Green

Learn From Brooklyn Experts!
Essential Gardening Techniques For Planting, Pruning,
Irrigation and Water Conservation, Composting,
Greenhouse Uses & Upkeep, & More

Key Speakers
Robert Florin is a volunteer and garden guide with certificates in horticulture and composting from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Mr. Florin is a trainer with Just Food specializing in community gardening and pruning, and is active with Green Thumb, Greenbridge (BBG), BQLT and my his own community garden in Boerum Hill

Jon Pope, educated in Wildlife Biology, Pope is a LEED Accredited Builder and construction manager and carpenter for the Music Garage in Brooklyn. Mr. Pope is also a Prospect Heights Community Farm Coordinator, and has been awarded Certified Master Composter by NYC Dept. of Sanitation and Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Green Bridge Green Neighbor Award.

When: October 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
Where: 6/15 Green--A Community Garden
              544 6th Avenue at 15th Street Park Slope, Brooklyn 11215

Open to: All BANG Gardeners & the General Public

Directions to 6/15 Green – A Community Garden

F or G train to 9th Street and 7th Avenue; R train to Prospect Avenue and 4th Avenue

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Birth of 6/15 Green Community Garden Video

Hi everyone.  I'm really thrilled to share the video that Eman and Peggy and others created documenting the day 24 years ago where our neighbors decided to take charge and clean the lot that is now our beautiful garden.  This is the same video that was shown at the anniversary party a few weeks ago, so if you weren't able to attend (or if you just want to watch it again), here it is.  It's incredibly inspiring and after watching it, you will most likely look at the garden in a different light.  Thanks to everyone who was involved in creating this really amazing video--and, of course, thanks to everyone who helped with the clean up 24 years ago! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reminder: Stoop Sale This Saturday

Don't forget about the stoop sale at the garden this Saturday--all proceeds go to the garden.  Details in the flier below.