Greenspace @ President Street

222 5th Ave.
Park Slope, Brooklyn

This small corner lot, on a slope, is an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a reemerging 5th Avenue in Park Slope. Originally a Green Thumb garden founded in the 70s; it was saved from auction in 1999 and is a member of the BANG land trust.

This redesigned garden showcases native plant communities. The smart design has a small cobblestone patio at the upper end. A bluestone pathway winds it way to an oval plaza in the middle where there is also a tool shed. The lower area features a flagstone patio surrounded by plants on all sides. The gardeners put out bistro tables and chairs that are easily moved around. This allows them to rearrange the space for the summer movie series. A colorful mural graces the wall at the lower end of the garden. 
 



We are thrilled to announce that this fall GrowNYC will build our 100th new community garden!

We opened our first garden, All People’s Garden, in the East Village in 1979. It takes a village: over the years we've worked with community residents, neighborhood associations, corporate volunteers, community partners, and city agencies. In addition to the 100 community gardens GrowNYC has built from the ground up, we’ve also lent our support to hundreds more.

  • 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.