Wednesday, August 20, 2014



A friend sent us this message:
I just signed up for free daffodil bulbs from New Yorkers for Parks, and I thought you'd be interested, too!
The Daffodil Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. With nearly five million free bulbs planted citywide by more than 40,000 school kids, parks and gardening groups, civic organizations, corporate volunteers, and other New Yorkers, it is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city's history.
Bulbs are free to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in a park or public space such as a schoolyard, street tree pit, or community garden. You sign up for the number of bulbs you want now and then pick them up later this fall when it's time to plant them in the ground.
Sign up for free bulbs online at or
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Bulbs can be ordered in quantities of 25, 50, 100, 200, 350, 550, and 1100. The maximum number of bulbs per order is 1100 (two bags).

Brooklyn pick-up dates and locations are Saturday, October 4th, at Seth Low Houses Community Center and Saturday, October 11th, at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.