Want to be a tree steward? Well, your time has come! This Saturday, October 18th between 10 am and 1 pm, join the 61 Franklin Street Community Garden and together you can make Greenpoint a little greener.

Ask any gardener and they will tell you Autumn is the perfect time to get into the garden and put things into the ground. As the cold air moves in, plants go dormant, and quietly over the winter these little plants work on growing strong roots so that come springtime we can sit back and admire their precious blooms.

In an effort to keep Greenpoint’s trees and root systems happy for years to come, the Franklin Street Community Garden is freshening up tree beds around the area by planting daffodils. Not only will Greenpoint’s trees thank you for it, but come springtime the streets will be bursting with bright yellow flowers. It almost enough to make you forget that winter is coming!

To make this project fun and easy, the community group has partnered up with MilliontreesNYC. Together they’ve got all the supplies on hand: Gloves, bulbs, tree kits, and garbage bags. The only thing they are missing is your help.

So this Saturday morning do a bit of good for the hood. Bust out your scraggliest pair of sweat pants, grab a big bottle of water, and head on down to the 61 Franklin Street Garden between Oak and Calyer Streets between 10 am and 1 pm for some planting fun. The event will take place–rain or shine.


Folks are also advised to RSVP at 61franklingarden.rsvp@gmail.com

If you happened to be on the other side of town, McGlorick Park will also be planting  1,000 daffodils this Saturday morning!  Thanks in part to the $1.3 million dollar gift the McGlorick Park Neighborhood Alliance received to build a new playground in the park.

Either way you cut it, Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot of love from one end to the other. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get gardening!

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