Kids Are Blooming on Dean Street 2014 – Photos

On May 3, 2014 we held our annual Spring planting and beautification event, “Kids Blooming on Dean Street”. The weather was perfect, and we had a super turnout. Dr. Loni, a volunteer from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was on hand to help us care properly for our trees and treebeds. Take a look at the photos below:

Helpful Gardening Tips from The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

14120300852_dd5ce62ab8_oWe were lucky to host a wonderful urban gardening clinic held by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on the eve of our “Kids are Blooming” spring planting event last weekend. We put this helpful information to use in caring for the trees and treebeds on our block during the event, and the BBG has sent along some helpful support material which is full of great urban gardening tips. You can download them here:

Street Tree Bed Care Give Trees a Chance (PDF)

Plants for Tree Beds (PDF)

MulchResources (2) (PDF)

Container Gardening (PDF)

More info from the BBG Green Bridge program:


Next block association meeting: Monday April 21st at 6:30 P.M.

 Our block association meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on Monday April 21st 2014 at the home of Beatrice and Ken located at 1230 Dean Street. Please share this information with our neighbors who are not online
**Kids are Blooming Event
   update on contributions
   committee assignments
**Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Clinic
**Citizens Committee of New York City Grant

Come join us for our spring planting event! May 3 @ 10:30 A.M.


is proud to present

Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street!

Kids Are Blooming 2014 PosterMeet your neighbors, plant some flowers, celebrate living on one of Brooklyn’s most beautiful blocks.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Planting and Fun All Start at 10:30 AM

Free Mulch!
and a Wide assortment of Beautiful Plants and Flowers to Select From!

Where: 1230 Dean Street additional water station at 1251 Dean Street

Pot Luck Refreshments — All Contributors Welcomed!

What truly makes our block beautiful are the people who live on it. including you. Please join in on this special day.

For more information, please email us at 

Link to PDF of our poster: KIDSAREBLOOMING20142014

New York Tree Trust Tree Guard Program

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We are undertaking efforts to get the city to provide tree guards for the remaining tree beds on our block that do not have them. But in the meantime, residents are able to have one installed through a donation program run by the New York Tree Trust. You basically look through the styles they offer, and sizes then make the requested donation, and they will handle everything. It seems that this is cheaper than privately going elsewhere to have this work done, and certainly quicker than waiting for the city to approve the expense.

You can read more about the plan here:

And here is a list of the treeguards they offer, and the prices:

Thanks to Randall for bringing this info to the block association’s attention!

Next Block Association Meeting: Tuesday Feb. 4th, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Please be advised that a block association/community meeting with Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott and Community Affairs officers of the 77th Precinct has been scheduled for Tuesday February 4th,2014 @ 6:30pm.

The meeting will be held at Bedford Central Presbyterian Church located on Dean and Nostrand avenue. In order to make the best possible use of our time, and afford those individuals who cannot attend the meeting an opportunity to ask questions, I am requesting that questions be submitted to our Google address ( ) by Monday, February 3rd.