Clean up day, Sunday October 20th! 11am on!

Citizen CommitteeWe are getting a greenhouse!  On October 26, the Citizens Committee for NYC is going to build a hoophouse that will allow us to keep growing into the winter.  If you’d like to learn how to do this, the workshop starts at 10:30am.  Please RSVP to secure your participation and for more info!

BEFORE WE CAN DO THIS, we need area about 20 by 20 feet square, so we need to finish cleaning out the back of the lot the weekend before.  It’s filled with small chunks of cement and trash.

Big Clean-Up!!!!!!!

DATE: Sunday, October 20

TIME: 11am until the job is done

NEEDED:  We could really use a couple of wheelbarrows if anyone can donate theirs for the day.

All are welcome! See you there!


MillionTreesNYC Giveaway – Sunday, October 6

The Maple Street Garden will be hosting a Tree Giveaway on Sunday, October 6, from 11-1, courtesy of MillionTreesNYC.   Officially launched in October 2007 by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, MillionTreesNYC is an innovative, public-private initiative with the goal to plant and care for one million new trees across the city’s five boroughs by 2017.  YOU MUST REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME TO RESERVE A TREE – CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION SITE.  After 12 noon, any unclaimed trees will be available on a first come, first served, basis.  Please remember, that in order to qualify for a free tree, you must agree to plant it in one of the five boroughs; to keep it properly watered and maintained; and not to plant along streets, in containers, terraces, balconies or on roofs.  Please also see these helpful FAQ’s for tree adopters.


The Maple Street Garden gratefully acknowledges MillionTreesNYC’s lead sponsors, TD Bank and Toyota, without whose support, the giveaway program would not be possible.  Click here to download a flier for distribution.

The Garden will be hosting a workshop on pallet planting from Sustainable Flatbush, 12-3pm the same day.  Click here for more info.