Saturday, May 14, 2011


Native Plants
Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Prospect Farm and Sustainable Flatbush present

Brooklyn Dirt: Monthly Talks on Urban Farming and Gardening
Talk Four: Native Plants

With Speakers Mariellé Anzelone
(Executive Director, Founder, NYC Wildflower Week)
and Chris Kreussling
(aka Flatbush Gardener)

Downstairs @ Sycamore Bar and Flowershop
1118 Cortelyou RD, BK (Q train to Cortelyou)
$5 suggested donation
(proceeds benefit Sustainable Flatbush & Prospect Farm)
for ages 21 and up

Mariellé Anzelone, Executive Director, Founder of NYC Wildflower Week
Mariellé Anzelone is a botanist, urban conservation biologist, and native plant landscape designer. The idea for NYC Wildflower Week was born of her desire to share her love of flora and create a posse of passionate plant people. Prior to this, she was the Plant Ecologist for NYC Department of Parks’ Natural Resources Group for nearly 7 years. Her op-ed on the extinct flora of New York City was recently featured in The New York Times.

Chris Kreussling (aka Flatbush Gardner)
Chris Kreussling is a garden coach with more than 30 years gardening experience in NYC. Chris is also the Director of the Urban Gardens and Farms initiative of Sustainable Flatbush and a community member of the Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities advisory board, a project of the Cornell Waste Management Institute.

Over the past 6 years, Chris has transformed a dusty, weedy backyard into a garden oasis of over 60 species of native trees, shrubs, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. He's documented the process on his gardening blog, Flatbush Gardener.

Sustainable Flatbush brings neighbors together to mobilize, educate, and advocate for sustainable living in their Brooklyn neighborhood and beyond.

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 the community. Prospect Farm is the community leader for the Kensington/Windsor Terrace neighborhood group for the Brooklyn Food Coalition.