First Quincy Street Community Garden

397-401 Quincy Street 
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Founded in 2001

This vegetable garden received material and technical assistance from GrowNYC and the Trust for Public Land. A large pavilion and tool shed occupy the rear of the garden. Bluestone pathways with some old sidewalk slabs were added. The garden also features a master compost station with a scale to record contributions. The Green Guerillas helped the gardeners create a mosaic mural. A rainwater harvesting system catches water from an adjacent building. A special feature is a memorial dedicated to fallen black firefighters.


 

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

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  • 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.