Rainwater Harvesting for the Brooklyn Home
August 6th from 11am – 4pm
Bed-Stuy Farm Share Headquarters, 497 Quincy Street Brooklyn, NY
Join Expedition Gowanus and Bed-Stuy Farm Share for a hands on workshop in rainwater harvesting. Thanks to the generous support of The Citizens Committee for NYC this workshop will be offered for FREE! The workshop will cover rainwater harvesting design basics, specific challenges faced by urban environments, and low-cost solutions for landscape irrigation. We will then work together to build and install a system on-site that will be used for front and backyard gardens, as well as supplying a washing machine. No building experience necessary. Limited spaces available. Please RSVP to ExpeditionGowanus@gmail.com
Who We Are:
Bed-Stuy Farm Share is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project. It is a mutually beneficial partnership between local farms and our community. The farms bring fresh, seasonal, affordable produce to Bed-Stuy and we provide a stable,
financial base for the farms. Bed-Stuy Farm Share prioritizes purchasing produce from local farmers of color.
Citizens Committee for New York City stimulates and supports self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in New York City and its neighborhoods. We believe that residents are uniquely situated to define and act on the issues affecting their communities. When provided with modest support, resident-led volunteer groups can effectively mobilize community resources to improve quality of life. Citizens Committee supports their efforts by offering workshops, grants, training, networking events, helpful publications, a lending library, a meeting space and one-on-one assistance. We currently support over 127 resident-led efforts in all of the five boroughs.