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.





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.