Brooklyn’s Green Future Starts With BBG

Sterling Street B&W Block Association won first place in the 2013 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, an event sponsored by Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The Lefferts Avenue between Bedford and Rogers Avenues block association won first place in the 2018 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, an event sponsored by Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by Nina Browne.

From Brooklyn’s street trees to community gardens to the window box in front of a neighborhood café, there’s a good chance that patch of green has a connection to Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The Garden’s Community Greening program fuels urban greening throughout Brooklyn.

Working with block associations, community gardens and other service groups, Brooklyn Botanic Garden builds vibrant networks of people, places and projects. BBG staff facilitate hundreds of free workshops, provide resources and bring tens of thousands of community residents together through the annual Making Brooklyn Bloom urban greening symposium, the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest and the Community Garden Alliance.

Making every street “green” creates environmental equity, with health and quality-of-life benefits for all of Brooklyn’s residents and visitors that will last well into the future. Community Greening is just one of many BBG programs that extend this truly urban botanic garden’s reach far beyond its 52 acres.

Planning for Tomorrow

Just as BBG is planning for the future of Brooklyn, the Garden’s future is secured by friends and supporters who make planned gifts that will benefit BBG for years to come. A planned gift can range from a charitable gift annuity to a gift from your IRA or a bequest in your will. Planned gifts tailored to an individual’s unique circumstances provide important long-term support to BBG while saving donors significant amounts in estate, gift, and income taxes.

You do not need to have a fortune to give a lasting gift to BBG. Planned gifts, large and small, play a critical role in securing the future of BBG and a greener Brooklyn. Invested over time, any size gift can make a significant impact.

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