Sunday, September 13, 2015.
Tour Start: Clifton Place Block Association Garden, 289 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn at 9:30 am
Tour End: Central Bainbridge Community Garden, 277 Bainbridge Street, Brooklyn at 4:30 pm
This is a free, self guided tour of 13 of Brooklyn's sweetest community gardens. Experience the vibrancy, diversity and cultural traditions of Fort Greene, Crown Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, and Bushwick through their community gardens. Connect with nature lovers, foodies, and environmental stewards committed to preserving green open spaces. Learn about bees, chickens, herbs, trees, engage with community, bring friends, and make some more.
BQLT's gardens give community members access to land to produce fruits, herbs and vegetables; foster a sense of community identity, ownership, and stewardship; and provide safe outdoor spaces for children and families to play and interact.
This is a fun and easy bicycle ride through beautiful Brooklyn, non-bikers are definitely welcome to drive, walk or take public transportation. This is a self guided tour with a list of gardens provided to all registrants, feel free to visit one or all. Bike and walking route maps will be provided closer to the tour date. If you would like to drive your own vehicle to tour the gardens, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For those in need of bikes, thanks to our friends at NYC Food & Fitness Partnership, we have 15 Citibikes available. Bike sign up begins at 8:30 am on the day of the tour, first come first served!!
*Citibikes will be distributed at 8:30 am or until bikes are finished*
Meet us at 8:00 am for first choice of a tasty treat at the renowned Clifton Place Garden Bake Sale for an array of home made baked goods, both savory and sweet, hot tea and fresh coffee.
The tour begins at 9:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm with our celebratory garden potluck at the jewel known as Central Bainbridge Garden. Feel free to bring something for the grill, snacks, or a beverage to share as we reflect on the beautiful day.
The BQLT 2015 Garden Tour will take place rain or shine. Severe/hazardous weather cancels. In this case, participants will be notified via email by 8:00 am on the day of the tour.