We had a fantastic turnout for this year’s “Kids Are Blooming on Dean Street” event on June 6, 2015. A planter for every stoop! Thanks to the kids in the neighborhood who helped fill the pots with gravel, soil and compost, and to all the neighborhood for helping out with their hands (and backs) and tools.
1200 Dean Street Block Association
Important Planning Meeting for this year’s Kids Are Blooming Event
This Friday, May 8th, 7:00 PM
at Callie and Randy’s house,1251 Dean Street. We look forward to seeing you on Friday!
The 1200 Dean Street Block Association
is proud to present the 4th Perennial
Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street! Saturday, June 6, 2015
One per stoop, while they last! So come early to claim yours!
For Residents Of 1200 Dean Street Only.
• You Could Win “The Most Beautiful Flower Pot On Dean Street” Contest
• Free Mulch While It Lasts!
• And A Wide Assortment of Plants & Flowers For Your Tree Pits and Pots!
The Potting, Planting and Fun All Starts at 10:30 AM 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.
Made possible through a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City. For more information, please email us at email@example.com
Come Get Your Free
Large Terra Cotta Pot, Soil & 4 Flower Plants!
A $30 Value – Free!
(We do hope you’ll make a $5 donation.)
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:
We 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:
Plants for Tree Beds (PDF)
MulchResources (2) (PDF)
Container Gardening (PDF)
More info from the BBG Green Bridge program: http://bbg.org/greenbridge
THE 1200 DEAN STREET BLOCK ASSOCIATION
is proud to present
Kids Are Blooming All Along Dean Street!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The Planting and Fun All Start at 10:30 AM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to PDF of our poster: KIDSAREBLOOMING20142014
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: http://stewardship.nycparks.org/library/tree_guard.php
And here is a list of the treeguards they offer, and the prices: http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/downloads/pdf/tree_guard_donation_table_2014.pdf
Thanks to Randall for bringing this info to the block association’s attention!