Would You Like to Join Greenpoint’s Newest Garden?

by Ryan Watson on

@GreenpointGWAPP Instagram Photo: Daffodils blooming in McGolrick Park.

On this amazingly beautiful spring day, it’s very exciting to announce the details of a new garden coming to Northern Greenpoint! With another strong turnout at goodyoga, who generous offered us their space for the meeting over the weekend (meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 2pm), the 61 Franklin Street Garden voted on our membership structure and open hours for the season! Click here to see a copy of the agenda from this month’s meeting. The garden is not currently open, but we hope to sign our lease and gain access by the end of April.

Annual membership dues will be $25 for an individual and $40 for a family. Members are required to work 1 shift per month (as long as membership remains above 24 members) and will receive a key to the garden and the storage area. We will also consider sliding scale fee for those who are unable to afford the membership fee. The posted open hours will be Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Members will also be able to harvest from community beds. There will be a Friends of 61 Franklin Street membership level for those who cannot work, but are able to contribute more financially.

We’re in the midst of organizing a fundraising event to raise money for tools, soil and materials for a rainwater harvest system. If you have tools that you can lend us or donate please bring them to the event! We’ll have more details about event soon.

If you’re interested in participating, becoming a member, getting involved in fundraising activities or just have questions about the garden, please email 61franklinstgarden@gmail.com.

Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson

Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan is a relatively new but very proud resident of Greenpoint. He was drawn to Greenpoint by the strong sense of community and history of local activism. Ryan can be found at North Brooklyn Farms, the urban farm at the Domino Sugar Factory, which he co-founded or working in the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden.
  • Carly MAURO commented:

    Put me on the list
    We want to join