Our garden got props today thanks to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “Greenest Block in Brooklyn” contest who named us one of the top three greenest storefronts in all of BK!
We know the green boxes outside of our our fence may seem like they are filled with weeds, but they are actually home to over 20 species of native Brooklyn plants – so while they might not always be as sassy and bright as a geranium or marigold, they are playing an important role in the eco-system on the corner of Fulton and South Portland. Last summer we found a Monarch Butterfly Larvae (we named him Victor) munching on our milkweed and had the honor of watching him turn into a butterfly.
Check out more photos of Victor below
Next time you stop by, check out the signs on the planters to learn more about our garden and we hope to see you at our Back to School Bash on Monday September 7th where there will be a Live Monarch Butterfly Release, story telling, face painting, games, free notebooks and pencils for the new school year and much more !!