The Ujima I Garden

Ujima I Garden
660 New Jersey Avenue
East New York, Brooklyn
Founded: 3/7/1994

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Ujima I Garden was a small, but highly active community garden used by many neighborhood children. It had chess tables, a garden area, a lawn, and soon a small pond. The site also contained an environmental teaching facility which hosted a Saturday Science Program organized by Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment.

After falling into disrepair, programming of the garden was taken on by Slow Food NYC in 2010.  The garden is now flourishing, with youth programs, chickens, bees, and more!  


 

On Monday, July 11, we launched the “Oh SNAP!” educational campaign with a live mural painting on a Greenmarket, Co. delivery truck. The “Oh SNAP!” campaign was designed to draw attention to the fact that GrowNYC’s network of Greenmarkets accept electronic benefits cards (EBT) and shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to purchase farm-fresh produce from the region’s mid-sized family farmers.

  • 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.