Join the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust for a guided walking and biking tour of select community gardens in Bushwick and Central Brooklyn! See what’s going on in your neighborhood gardens! Watch chickens and beehives up close! Hear the stories behind these green spaces and connect with your community!
Meet us at 1:30 pm at Concerned Citizens of Grove Street for check-in, where you will pick up your free BQLT water bottle. If you donate $10 or more, you will also receive a free BQLT Bike & Walking Tour t-shirt while supplies last. These are exclusively for this year’s tour, so you don’t want to miss out!
The tour departs at 2:00 pm, and concludes with festivities from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the People’s Garden featuring live performances by Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Ricky Quiñones duo, and food catered by Woke Foods. All gardens participating in the tour will be open from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the day.
**The tour will take place rain or shine. Severe/hazardous weather will result in the event’s cancellation. In this case, registered participants will be notified via email by 8:30 am on the day of the tour. T-shirts will be available by pick up by appointment.**
BQLT’s gardens give community members access to critical green space in our environment. Our gardeners produce fruits, herbs, and vegetables while fostering a sense of community identity, ownership, and stewardship. These community gardens also provide safe outdoor spaces for children and families to play and interact. Our values reflect community engagement and involvement in community gardens.
We are looking for volunteers on the day of! If you’d like to volunteer, please reach out to the office at 718.963.7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYC Council for their continuous support of our organization. Thanks to Haiti Cultural Exchange for a beautiful continuous partnership to bring lovely Haitian culture through art, music and dance to our community gardens. Thank you to Haiti Cultural Exchange for a beautiful continuous partnership to bring lovely Haitian culture through art, music and dance to our community gardens