Community Gardens

Open Space Greening has built or rejuvenated over 70 community gardens across New York City, and continues to work with schools, public housing associations, and community groups to transform vacant land into vibrant civic spaces that challenge communities to interact with each other.

New Yorkers can find out more information about our community gardens in the BronxBrooklyn, and Manhattan, or search block by block for the closest green space on the OASIS map.

Each May since 1986, Open Space Greening's Annual Plant Sale has provided neighborhood greening projects with vegetables, herbs, flowers, and bedding plants at wholesale prices. 

Any New Yorker interested in putting together a community beautification project can apply to have a free tool loan delivered via our Grow Truck program.


Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or snow-bound farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more.

  • Educate

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.