Community Gardens help our environment, strengthen community bonds and comfort the soul. In cities like New York City green infrastructure like gardens are critical both to slowing down the climate crisis and building resilience to it. There are community gardens all over Brooklyn–go support them during open hours or create your own!
The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust has been in the forefront of defending open space in these two boroughs from the forces of development for decades. The Trust owns 35 gardens that cannot be sold or developed. See where they are here.
The Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens (BANG) is a cooperating group of small gardens here in Brooklyn that promotes community and outreach to surrounding communities. They feature some of their events here.
The NYC Parks Department’s Green Thumb program has a network of community gardens that offer tours, apprenticeships, and many other events
Want to start a garden? The NYC Parks Department Green Thumb program offers support to get you started.
Lastly, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers support for community gardens with a focus on sustainable practices.