SBCG this week! – 9/10/14 – Carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans….mmm

Howdy?South Brooklyn Children’s Garden members!???Believe it or not we have been discussing Halloween costumes already in my household.??So far we?ve landed on Cinderella (again) and Jango Fett.??What will your kids dress up as???And now, on to?what’s coming this week….

In this pumpkins-on-my-mind edition you will find:

  • Shift needs
  • Garden planning update
  • Education committee updates
  • Community happenings

Please sign up for the following shifts via our?calendar:


  • September 17th, 18th, and 19th (Wednesday through Thursday)

Open Hours:

  • Sunday, September 14th?10 a.m. and 12 noon shifts

Garden work and news:

Greenhouse: Please be sure to?water all flats in?the greenhouse for now.

This weekend we will be?harvesting all the carrots, picking ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and any beans?that are left and?planting beets.??We’ll continue to?weed and maintain beds.

We are also hoping the infrastructure committee can be around to?fix the rain barrels.

A friendly reminder that?September 20 and 21?is a?mandatory work weekend?for all members. We will be?pulling out the summer crops, fertilizing and turning over beds and planting the fall seedlings.? And we need to?lay the final soaker hose?in beds two and three.

Education Committee updates:

Adult education class on?Natural Pesticide Methods?will take place on?Wednesday, September 10th at 7 p.m.? Sign up online!

Community happenings ? THIS WEEKEND!

The?6th?Annual Fall Festival for the Carroll Gardens Association will be on Saturday, Sept 13.? The festival runs along Columbia Street, and is typically a very fun street fair.? There will be a garden walk again this year, and SBCG will be participating.?? The time of the garden walk is 12 – 1:30 p.m.

The Urban Meadow will be hosting a?Pete Seeger Sing-a-long on Sunday, September 14 from 3-6 p.m.?The jamboree/hootenanny will be led by Don Friedman and tickets are only $5 for adults.? Children are free (which Pete would no doubt want).

Things to look forward to:

Columbia Waterfront Halloween Party and Parade?- in its 11th year!? It’ll probably be on?Saturday, November 1?(it’s an odd year because?Halloween is on a Friday – but it’s a last hurrah and chance to wear costumes one final time).? It’s a morning event from?10 a.m. – 12 p.m.?and the Underground Horns band leading the parade around the neighborhood, face painting and more.? More details to come.