Sunshine, Seeds, and Reads Community Garden
The newly-formed Sunshine Seeds and Reads Community Garden is located in the rear of the Caribbean Literacy & Cultural Center of the Flatbush Branch. This unique location will service the highly Caribbean populated area of Flatbush and serve as an agricultural learning hub for patrons of all ages. Starting in the spring of 2014, the garden will produce teas, herbs, nuts, fruits and vegetables used in the Caribbean communites of New York. Additionally, the SSR Community Garden will serve as a new home to many of the library’s programs.
On November 16, 2013, the Flatbush Branch commenced the opening of the SSR Community garden by holding a Fall Bulb planting event. The daffodil bulbs were provided by the 9-11 Daffodil Project. Staff and community members planted 500 daffodil bulbs, took garden soil samples for chemical testing, and planted three trees as a part of the NYC Million Trees initiative.
The Flatbush Library would like to thank all of the community partners and volunteers who are contributing their time and resources to make the SSR a success.