376704_332646826825497_881880056_nSite Development: El Jardín del Pueblo

GrowNYC is proud to announce the completion of El Jardín del Pueblo, a 5,300 square-foot community garden in East New York, Brooklyn. El Jardín is built on 3 previously vacant lots owned by NYC’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Cypress Hills Local Development Corp. approached the City to develop the site and in April, GrowNYC started site work on El Jardín, which now features 35 raised garden beds, 1,000 and 500 gallon rainwater harvesting systems, a 200 square foot shade structure, and 25 heirloom breed chickens. NYC HPD, Cypress Hills Development Corp. and volunteers from Swiss Re, Timberland, Gotham Bar and Grill, and Bank of America all worked together to make the site what it is today.

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grote-st-2012.09.13-kaboom-jessica_klajman-029New Site: KaBOOM! Playground

GrowNYC was a major partner in building a KaBOOM! playspace at Grote Street, Bronx: staff and volunteers built a playground, benches, murals, a children’s garden, picnic tables, chess board table tops, and more over a oneweek period while other GrowNYC recycling staff developed and implemented a recycling plan to make all efforts zero waste.

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