"The Greene Acres Community Garden is located on the corner of Franklin and Greene Avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The Garden has also been known as Frank Greene Garden, Franklin Avenue Community Center, Sunflower Garden for People, Revolutionary Garden Workers Collective, and, not long ago, the Empty Lot on the Corner.
Greene Acres is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 PM through the Spring, weather permitting (Summer hours will be in the cooler evenings). All are welcome to stop by during open hours to work, to sit under the Paulownia tree, or to chat. Donations of plants, tools, and snacks are welcomed.
We have an active compost
program, and you are welcome to bring donations by when the garden is open. We are an organic
garden, though we are still learning how to do that well. To become a composting member of the garden, which entitles you to a key, please come to a garden meeting.Compost
Looking for a place to compost? You can also join Greene Acres as a composting member -- no meetings, no open hours, no obligations, you just get a place to bring your compost. If you help out by maintaining the bins and turning the compost, you can take a bit home for your own use. A compost membership is $5, which we use to pay for keys, signs, outreach and hardware. If you don't want your own key, you can bring compost by for free anytime the garden is open.
Compost Guidelines: Only add kitchen waste to the metal bins near the gate. Yard waste should go in the big open bins. Add your scraps and cover them with a layer of sawdust. Make sure you replace the lid--it keeps the rats out.
The garden is scheduled to be open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays."