Spend an afternoon in a beautiful community garden and support the Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts. Delicious food and drink will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to support these two important land trusts. Meet land trust leaders. Tell garden stories.
BBQ in the Garden
Saturday, July 18th
12 noon to 6 pm
East Harlem Community Garden
429 E 117th Street (1st Ave & Pleasant Ave)
Raindate: July 25th
See you there!
Earlier this year the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) published a list of 181 sites available for developers to build housing through their New Infill Homeownership Opportunities Program (NIHOP) and Neighborhood Construction Program (NCP), including sites that are community gardens.
The New York City Community Garden Coalition and 596 Acres have worked hard to raise awareness about this issue, mobilize people, and support community gardeners. Unfortunately, twenty community gardens remain on the list of possible development sites even though HPD has hundreds of vacant sites it can utilize for these programs.
In a letter to commissioner Vicki Been, Green Guerillas urged HPD to remove the community garden sites from the development list and engage in discussions about how to protect and preserve these precious green spaces.
Please add your voice to the calls for the community gardens to be removed from HPD’s list and ask that they be protected rather than offered as development sites.
Reach out to your Council Member – you can find contact information HERE.
Send a message to the Mayor HERE.
Community gardens on the HPD List:
Electric Ladybug Community Garden: 237 W. 111th St.
Harlem Grown: 126 W. 134th St.
Harlem Valley Garden: 197 W. 134th St.
Jackie Robinson Tenant Assoc. Garden: 1761-63 Park Ave.
Pleasant Valley Community Garden: 505-507 E. 118 St.
La Casita Verde: 107 Division Ave.
Halsey Ralph and Howard Garden: 774 Halsey St.
Patchen Community Square Garden: 140-142 Patchen Ave.
462 Halsey Community Garden: 462 Halsey St.
New Harvest Community Garden: 119-125 Vernon Ave.
Tranquility Farm: 267 Throop Ave.
El Garden: 118 Jefferson Street
Positive Seeds of Life Garden: 554-558 Snediker Avenue
Imani II Garden: 1680 Pacific St.
Brownsville Student Farm: 514-522 Rockaway Ave.
Ten Neighbors Community Garden: 658 Saratoga Ave.
Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance Garden: 615 Saratoga Ave.
Brownsville Community Farm: 237-239 Herzl St.
Green Valley Community Garden: 93 New Lots Ave.
McKinley Childrens Garden: 108-59 Union Hall Street
Sign up today for vegetable shares or flower shares from the amazing Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Click HERE for more information and an application form.
Please sign up by June 1st.
Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer have partnered to offer grants to start, expand and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City.
Grants of up to $750 are awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Groups eligible for funding include community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, housing development groups, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and private businesses. Grants can be used to purchase materials to start or expand upon a composting program.
Click HERE for an application and more information.
Applications are due March 27th.
March 3rd, 6 pm to 8 pm
at Downtown Community Television – 87 Lafayette Street in Manhattan
Green Guerillas members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters – please join us on March 3rd for an evening of conversation.
Hear about GGs program plans. Help us kick off our Grow Vertical NYC Campaign. Learn about community garden success stories. Hear about garden preservation efforts. Enjoy free food and refreshments.
Free raffle with great prizes!