McCarren Park Demonstration Garden

457 Leonard Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Founded in 2016

McCarren Park Demonstration Garden is a unique open space used for workshops, community events, volunteer workdays, and more.  The garden features raised beds, (in which food is grown and donated to local food pantries), intensive and extensive green roofs atop two shipping containers, and a rainwater harvesting system.


GrowNYC food access and zero waste programs are currently hiring for multiple seasonal and year-round part-time positions.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community gardens and urban farms in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.