A new community garden is in the works in Bed Stuy, at the corner of Putnam and Patchen avenues. The neighbors have dubbed it Patchen Community Square and are envisioning a mixed-use space with both garden beds and an open space for the community. The group received licensing last July from GreenThumb and HPD along with Community Board Three’s recommendation. 596 Acres helped them access the lot, which has been empty since the turn of the century and was previously home to a garden in the ’80s and ’90s. The community has been working on the space on Sundays from about 9 am to around 3 pm. They are planning a grand opening party for June 16; after that, the garden will be open to the public on weekends, as well as a weeknight or two.
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