TOMORROW: Free Sunflowers!

June 11, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

As some of you might recall the man behind Project Sunflower gave away free sunflowers last month. Well, I am pleased to announce he’s back and will be giving out more golden goodness tomorrow! Matt writes:

Project Sunflower is a non-profit organization that I have started with one goal in mind, to beautify all 5 boroughs. I hope to start achieving this goal by giving away sunflowers that will then in turn be planted by you wherever you feel needs a bit more color or on a plot of land that needs a bit of love.  This Saturday from 11am to 12pm I will be giving away free, sprouted, mammoth sunflower plants. Come by, pick up a sunflower and grow your very own.

Sunflower Giveaway
June 12, 2010 11:00 a.m.  -12:00 p.m.
137 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

As always this is first come, first served and one flower per person.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox, Part III: Free Sunflowers!

May 5, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Remember Project Sunflower? Well the man behind this endeavor, Matt Barbieri, will be giving away sunflowers this upcoming Saturday to any and all interested Garden Spotters. Here’s the 411 per his email:

Project Sunflower is a non-profit organization that I have started with one goal in mind, to beautify all 5 boroughs. I hope to start achieving this goal by giving away sunflowers that will then in turn be planted by you wherever you feel needs a bit more color or on a plot of land that needs a bit of love.  This Saturday from 10am to 12pm I will be giving away free, sprouted, mammoth sunflower plants. Come by, pick up a sunflower and grow your very own.

I look forward to seeing you between 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday May 8, 2010

I will be on the sidewalk at 137 Dupont St, Brooklyn NY 11222 (easily accessible from the 7 and G trains)

First come, first served. One plant per person.

Sunflower Giveaway
May 8, 2010 10:00 a.m.  -12:00 p.m.
137 Dupont Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Sunflowers For The Garden Spot?

March 30, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Matt writes:

Morning Miss Heather,

I’ve been living in Greenpoint for the past 4 years now and follow your blog regularly.  For the past year I’ve been giving away free sunflowers all over greenpoint, to young and old, greenpointer and new yorkers. I feel the greenpoint (especially) needs color and the perfect way to accomplish this is through sunflowers. I raise baby sunflowers from seeds and then give them away, in turn spreading the wealth of color. It’s time to go to the next level though. So, is there any kind of funding that the NY Parks dept can supply? If so, how could I propose a plan for funding…

I think this is a terrific endeavor, Matt. And while I do not know how one goes about securing funding for such projects, I know a number of people reading this blog do. If anyone has advice for Matt please tender them via comment or email at: missheather (at) thatgreenpointblog (dot) com. I will gladly forward them. Otherwise you can read more about Matt’s project by clicking here.

Miss Heather

Image Credit: Matt Barbieri

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