guerilla gardening

Free Sod!!!

We showed you our lawn… Now it’s your turn to show us Your Lawn!!! Bedford Ave is peppered with grassy lawns during Williamsburg Walks, giving all of us a little green space to relax on while enjoying the buzz of our main drag. After the Walks, each week, NAG is giving away our sod from Williamsburg Walks.  First come, first served. If you come and volunteer from 730pm-9pm, helping us fold cafe tables & chairs, get stuff back to the NAG office, and roll up sod, then you get first […]

Wonderful Weed Day Volunteers

Many thanks to the wonderful Weed Day volunteers who came out on Saturday to help out at East River State Park!!! This fab group of community folks focused their energy on pulling weeds in the children’s playground area. The first workday event was a great success and we look forward to seeing more of you next time. To get involved in the friends group shoot an email to and we will hook you up with all the info you could want. Big props to everyone who took time out […]

April’s NAG Action: Community Gardens, Open Spaces, & Guerilla Gardening. Oh, my!

Are you ready to get your hands dirty making North Brooklyn a greener place? Join us tonight as we gather to discuss Open Space issues–everything from park space to the cleanliness of streets & sidewalks– & community gardening in No Bro. Tues April 5th. 7-830pm Greenpoint Reformed Church. 136 Milton St. Between Franklin & Manhattan Ave. Near the Greenpoint G Station. Little brick church. Shared space. Follow signs to NAG meeting…

What We’re Up To Lately

On Tuesday, July 6, we held our monthly NAG ACTION meeting at the Woods. The subject was “Why Shop Local?” I presented some policy research from the Pratt Center for Community Development. To read the policy brief or download a PDF of the presentation, visit Pratt Center’s Local Retail website. Caitlin Dourmashkin from the Northside Merchants Association discussed local issues, and representatives from the Brooklyn Torch talked about their efforts to start a local currency. We brainstormed ideas for projects to support local retailers — stay tuned for more information […]