First Quincy Street Community Garden

First Quincy Street Community Garden
397-401 Quincy Street [map]
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Founded in 2001

This vegetable garden received material and technical assistance from GrowNYC and the Trust for Public Land. A large pavilion and tool shed occupy the rear of the garden. Bluestone pathways with some old sidewalk slabs were added. The garden also features a master compost station with a scale to record contributions. The Green Guerillas helped the gardeners create a mosaic mural. A rainwater harvesting system catches water from an adjacent building. A special feature is a memorial dedicated to fallen black firefighters.


 

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced New York State's investment of $15 million in the construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the Bronx. The hub, which will be used by GrowNYC's Greenmarket Co. program, will be a state-of-the-art 120,000 square foot facility that will greatly increase New Yorkers' access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer.

  • 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 rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Teach

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