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In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
5/21 BIG!Compost Volunteer Orientation @ LIC (6:30-8pm). RSVP to email@example.com
5/28 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women & Trans Tool 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (6:30-8pm)
6/2 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Your Momma Gave You @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/8 BIG!Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (11:30am-1:30pm)
6/15,22,29 BIG!Workshops: Make Your Own Folding Stool with Mr. Fox @ BIG!NYC Gowanus (3 sessions; 12:30-2pm)
BIG!Blooms Helps Gardens Grow!
Last season, East New York Farms! acquired scaffolding lumber from Build It Green!NYC, via our BIG!Blooms donation program. With the next growing season on the horizon, East New York Farms! has returned to our BIG!Blooms program to pick up more lumber for their community garden.
Dennis, an East New York Farms! urban farmer is featured in the photo above, beside his garden bed. He and his wife sell every Saturday at East New York Farms! summer market. According to Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Deborah Greig, "[Dennis and Marlene] grow wonderful Caribbean crops (scoth bonnet peppers, bitter melon, callaloo, etc). They've been with us at least 11 years." Deborah continues," [they] were able to produce a lot more this season with the help of your lumber!"
If you're local community or school garden is seeking lumber to build raised garden beds, please have them apply for Build It Green!NYC's BIG!Blooms program!
East New York Farmers Market is hosted at 613 New Lots Ave., in Brooklyn, every Saturday July-November.