Monday, March 2, 2009

Glimpse in the future.

Thanks to our talented member Manwa we can now get some idea of what the garden will look like. This rendering shows what "Garden A" will look like on the south side of the station

Also from Manwa is this map that will clear up any questions you may have had about the location.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mid-Month Meeting

Spring is coming fast, so we need to work fast.  This Saturday, the 14th, we will be having a meeting.  We will meet at 10:30 at Long Sing Bakery on 9th Ave between 39th, and 40th.  Main topics will be progress with GreenThumb and hopefully a draft of a proposal.  Come out and join us!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Get Involved

Interested in our mission?  Want to get involved? 
You can get involved by emailing the brain child behind this project, Sarah Julig (sarajulig at or log onto our yahoo group.  We also meet the last saturday of each month to discuss the project and we invite all interested people to join us.  Details of this months meeting time and place will be posted here and on the yahoo group as it nears.

Our Mission

We, the residents of Sunset Park and Borough Park, want to beautify our neighborhood. We are seeking a place to grow our own vegetables and flowers, host educational workshops and artistic events, and learn to be ecologically responsible.
The empty garden lots adjacent to the historic 9th avenue subway station have been a dirty and overgrown eyesore for more then 10 years.
Rather then asking the MTA to maintain and improve the site themselves, we propose to work in tandem with the MTA and New York City Parks Dept to create a community garden to give residents and visitors alike a place to enjoy the beauty of nature.
We envision: organic grape vines and squash, pea plants, flowers and flowering trees, vegetables, herbs, and fruit, children's educational workshops for the neighboring schools, curated exhibits of sculpture, garden parties, a CSA (community supported agriculture) pick-up location, bio-remediation and organic gardening workshops for adults, and much much more..