Brooklyn Dirt: A Talk on Urban Farming and Gardening
Sustainable Flatbush and Prospect Farm are proud to present the Brooklyn Dirt Talk this Wednesday. Chris Kreussling, Tom Angotti, and Jesse Alter will be presenting slides and discuss topics: permaculture, urban garden design challenges and solutions, small space, privacy, (lack of) soil, shade, weeds. Stick around for discussion and questions. Wednesday, March 16. 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 1118 Cortelyou Road, Sycamore Bar and Flowershop.
Energy and Money Saving Workshop for Your Business
The North Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District will be holding an energy and money saving workshop for business owners to improve their business. There will be a free on-site energy efficiency survey. Con Edison will perform a free energy efficiency survey of your business that may show you how to spend less on the energy used for lighting, heating and cooling. A light lunch and coffee will be served. Wednesday, March 16. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Free. 307 Flatbush Avenue, Burrito Bar and Kitchen.
The Secret Science Club: Theoretical Physicist Matthew Strassler
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, a ginormous subterranean machine that sends subatomic particles smashing into each other at nearly incomprehensible speeds. The resulting explosions mimic conditions just moments after the Big Bang. High-energy physicist Matthew Strassler of Rutgers University lectures on how this phenomenal new experiment could unveil the fundamental building blocks of the universe and transform our understanding of matter, space and time, and the cosmos. Wednesday, March 16. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Free. 149 7th Street, The Bell House.
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Screening: “Some Place Like Home”
Fort Greene Peace and Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE)* proudly present a screening of “Some Place Like Home” the award-winning film by and about FUREE
followed by a discussion and Q&A with FUREE about their work and related issues in the community. Thursday, March 17. 7 p.m. 372 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn Free School.
CHCA March Meeting
Spring is coming and the March meeting will address a number of “green” issues. Gita Subramony from the Pratt Center for Community Development will present information to homeowners and business owners about energy efficiency incentive programs offered through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Tuesday, March 15. 7:30 p.m. Free. 721 Franklin Avenue, LaunchPad.
Park Slope Historic District Extension Meeting
The Council is behind the effort to extend the landmark district to encompass the North Slope — roughly from Carroll Street to Flatbush Avenue and east of 5th Avenue to the existing historic district boundary. To succeed, the Council must demonstrate to the Landmarks Preservation Commission that local property owners support landmarking. Volunteers are being recruited to do outreach to the residents of the proposed North Slope expansion area: distributing flyers, gathering petition signatures, staffing a table or booth at events, etc. All are welcome to attend. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday, March 14. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 729 Carroll Street, Old First Reformed Church.