Jackson Forest Community Garden

722 Home Street
Claremont Village, Bronx
Originally built in 1993, rebuilt in 2017

Jackson Forest Community Garden is a 9,000 square foot space originally built in 1993. After decades of consistent use, construction on the adjacent street and sidewalk caused the entire garden to be demolished and closed for 4 years.

GrowNYC rebuilt the space in 2017, building raised beds, picnic tables, garden benches, and installing ornamental plantings throughout.
 

Jackson Forest Community Garden Slideshow

This garden is under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks and supported by GreenThumb, the nation's largest urban gardening program. If you are interested in joining, starting, or supporting a community garden, contact NYC Parks GreenThumb

NYC DOE K-12 public and charter schools can apply for the GrowNYC Mini Grant! Eligible schools can apply for $500-$2000 in credit to a garden supply store to build or expand school gardens and outdoor learning spaces.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

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

  • Conservation

    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 & school gardens 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.