Community Garden To Be Revived In Bed-Stuy: Workshop This Week

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN – Local groups and a neighbor who dreams of a therapeutic garden in the neighborhood will meet this week to do a lot of rethinking on Stuyvesant Avenue, according to promoters.

Organized by multiple nonprofits and the Pratt Institute, the event includes games, a raffle and refreshments at the John the Baptist Community Garden this Saturday as neighbors discuss reviving the common room, according to a flyer.

Then there is Monica Rahman, a social worker who has been looking for a place to set up a therapeutic garden for the neighborhood since last year.

“I found a promising location and teamed up with a nonprofit Green Guerrillas and Pratt architecture students to clean up the space,” she wrote on Facebook about the event. “Everyone from the community is very welcome.”

The event is being hosted by the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, The Green Stitch, and the Green Guerrillas, according to the flyer.

The Stuyvesant Avenue property was originally converted into a garden in 1964. It has been used as a common room, play area, and performance over the years, according to an information page on the Land Trust’s website.

What you need to know about the event:

WHERE: Stuyvesant Ave. 10, corner of Vernon Avenue.

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20th

WHAT: A public event to discuss the revitalization of the John the Baptist Community Garden. Tombola, bingo and refreshments included.

WHO: Monica Rahman, Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, The Green Stitch, the Green Guerrillas, Pratt students.

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