Planning an Urban Vegetable Garden

  • Brooklyn Grange 63 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11205 United States
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Winter workshops take place at Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92. Directions can be found here:

Event Description

Ben Flanner teaches you how to grow the most veg from your small city plots!

It's the end of March and it's time to get your plans together for your spring garden going!  Head Farmer Ben will take you through all of the early decisions to make, so you'll have all of your ducks in a row as the days start getting longer and warmer.  Will you need to do some construction?  The class will start with discussing different types of planting boxes, and ways to work around different opportunities, sun exposures, etc.  Then we'll briefly discuss soil, potting mix, and fertility, seeds to start stocking up on, and the best places to purchase what you need.

Next we'll discuss planting schedules, timing for different crops and crop varieties. Each attendee will make a diagram of their own plots, and share with like-minded urban gardeners. We'll discuss different layout strategies, best ways to plan for the cycles of the season, how to succession plant, and get the most flavor, quality, and fun from your garden this summer!

Thanks to our neighbors at Navy Green for sponsoring this workshop! 

About Navy Green:
Navy Green takes up nearly an entire block at the cross section of Brooklyn’s Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods. Developed by Dunn Development Corp. and L+M Development Partners, Inc. and designed by FXFowle Architects and Curtis + Ginsberg Architects. Navy Green is a sought-after community of 23 townhouses and 98 condominiums situated directly across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The central, grassy green lawn that gives Navy Green its name provides homeowners with a 30,000-square-foot enclave and natural sense of belonging. Fine finishes include wide-plank oak flooring, state-of-the-art appliances and Grohe fittings in the baths. One- to three-bedroom condos from $720,000, and townhomes start at $1.995M. Halstead Property Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing firm. Visit or call (718) 878 1770 to learn more.