Background: In the wake of 9/11, a Dutch bulb supplier Hans van Waardenburg, pledged a half million daffodil bulbs to the city. Another supplier, B&K Flowerbulbs subsequently donated hundreds of thousands more. New Yorkers for Parks, which has now taken up the project, distributes daffodil bulbs, free to anyone who commits to planting them in a park or public space. As of early 2011, the Daffodil Project said it was "among the largest volunteer efforts in the history of New York City," with 20,000 New Yorkers participating.
Sign up to receive free daffodil bulbs, which you can pick up at a distribution site in Brooklyn (or other boroughs). Ordering bulbs is free and easy. Register here.