Tuesday, July 16, 2013

South Brooklyn Children's Garden Bug Fest

The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG) announces its inaugural bug festival,Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This SBCG public event will celebrate bugs for the central role that they play in the environment and in the SBCG garden. This event is open to the public and free.
“As our plants mature during July, bugs are standing room only in the garden. There's no better time than now to demonstrate the importance of bugs in the garden and food cycle," said garden founder Shannon Mulholland. “We are looking forward to inviting the neighborhood into our garden to learn about bugs and to enjoy all the garden has to offer."

Bug Festival activities will include:
Bug Costume Contest and Parade at 12 noon
Lady Bug and Praying Mantis Release
Butterfly Exploration
Arts and Crafts
Live music by The Dad Beats
Food will be provided by Margaret Palca Bakes, Italian ices by House of Pizza.

WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 11am – 2pm (rain date Sunday, July 21)
WHERE: South Brooklyn Children’s Garden, 204 Columbia Street (Corner of Sackett and Columbia Streets)

The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden is a community garden founded in August 2012 with a mission to provide a physical and education space for local children to learn about gardening, food cultivation, how it effects the environment and our local ecology. It is a member of New York City’s Green Thumb Program, a division of the Department of Recreation and Parks.http://www.southbrooklynchildrensgarden.org/.

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