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!  


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.