Moore Jackson Cemetery and Community Garden

31-61 51st Street
Woodside, Queens
Founded in 2018

Moore Jackson Cemetery and Community Garden is a vibrant 20,000 square foot open space in Woodside, Queens.  Originally home to the Moore-Jackson family's farmhouse, the space was landmarked in 1997 and is currently owned by the Queens Historical Society.  A small family burial ground is accessible via the 54th Street entrance, while the large community garden entrance is on 51st Street.  

A group of neighborhood residents began a revitalization effort in 2018, beginning the immense task of clearing knotweed and galvanizing community support.  GrowNYC became involved in 2019, covering the site in mulch and building out garden beds, benches, picnic tables, and a steel shed.  In any area of the city where there are few open spaces, Moore Jackson has become a hub of activity and goodwill.

 

 

More info:

https://www.moorejacksonnyc.org/
https://www.instagram.com/moorejacksonnyc/
https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/moore-jackson-cemetery/

 

Save the date for one of our most beloved annual events, the Union Square Greenmarket Cider Village, as part of Cider Week New York. 

  • 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.

  • 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.