Wanaqua Family Garden

460-464 E. 136th Street [map]
Mott Haven, Bronx
Founded in 1999

Wanaqua Family Garden sits on a 10,000 square foot lot adjacent to PS 43 Jonas Bronck Elementary School. GrowNYC began site work in 2010, includinghelping gardeners clear the site, fundraising for garden improvements, organizing volunteer days, and providing hands-dirty scientific investigation every Friday to 180 3rd and 4th graders.

Palette Architects contributed pro-bono design work, which was submitted to community gardeners and the school in order to create a mutually agreed upon design. There are currently 20 large community vegetable beds, plus a sizable children's garden, with many additions to come in 2011.





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.