Marian S. Heiskell Garden

315 West 48th Street
Clinton, Manhattan
Founded in 1997

This garden behind the new Salvation Army headquarters originally reached from 47th to 48th street. The rebuilt garden now faces 48th Street. Children from the Mid-Town West School garden in pie shaped cobblestone lined raised beds. The front area is their forest of Ailanthus trees. A flagstone pathway rings the rear of the garden and leads to a tool shed. Ornamental shrubs and butterfly attracting plants hide the low wrought iron fence. The science teachers make ample use of this outdoor classroom.

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.