Tuesday, April 19, 2011


UPDATE: The plot managers meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00 p.m., at Brooklyn Commune, 601 Greenwood Avenue, at the corner of Prospect Avenue. (718) 686-1044. http://brooklyncommune.com

From Prospect Farm:
Planting Crops and Sign Up April 23rd, 10 am
Do you want to help Prospect Farm grow vegetables, herbs, flowers and more? Sign up to be a plot manager for 2011. We will begin planning and planting on Saturday April 23rd (rain date April 24th) at 10 am, and are looking for 12-14 plot manager to dedicate 1-2 hours a week watering, weeding, and tending crops.

We plan to grow together as a group, which means no individual plots. Plot managers will be scheduled a day to water and tend crops. At the end of each week we will harvest together, weigh and record what we got, and divide up the produce to all members. In the future (this is the beginning of our second year) we hope to offer a CSA, and we feel this is a step towards that model.

Currently our steering committee has decided what to grow based on space, amount of members, and quality of soil. In the future we would love input from the dedicated plot managers. Our current list includes multiple varieties of: tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, spinach, herbs, zucchini, beans, eggplant, peas, squash and ornamentals: sunflowers, Seapink thrift, Ornamental Cabbage (Brassica oleracea), Pennycress (Thlaspi rotndifolium), Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum).

All plot managers must become members of Prospect Farm, paying a fee of $25 (or $35 with tshirt) paid in cash or check and committing an hour a week to work at Prospect Farm. Details are here: http://prospectfarmbk.wordpress.com/support-us/membership/.

Please respond to by email with questions or bring them with you on Saturday the 23rd: prospectfarmbk [at] gmail.com.

If you can not make it there will be opportunites in the future to sign up.
About Prospect Farm
Prospect Farm is "a community group in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn that is working together to grow food in a formerly vacant lot, with the mission toward creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm that can serve our community."

Prospect Farm
1194 Prospect Avenue, between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets
blog: http://prospectfarmbk.wordpress.com