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Eastern Parkway Garden

Name:Eastern Parkway Coalition
Address: Eastern Pkwy & Franklin Ave
Neighborhood:Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Year Founded:7/1/1970

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Situated on top of the Eastern Parkway Shuttle Station this huge community garden raises a substantial amount of produce for the community. Community gardeners suffered injustice when Transit Police took the garden for a parking lot and cut down several trees. Gardeners fought to get their garden back. Later in the 90s the MTA closed the garden to renovate the station. With the help of GreenThumb a settlement fund was created. GrowNYC helped the gardeners rebuild an extensive array of raised beds, new wood fencing, pathways and plantings, a tool shed, brightly colored tables and benches and a shade tent. DEP architects designed a shade structure and plantings to hide the concrete roof of the station, and a permanent water system. This second phase of development awaits funding.