The Ujima I Garden

Ujima I Garden
660 New Jersey Avenue
East New York, Brooklyn
Founded: 3/7/1994

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Ujima I Garden was a small, but highly active community garden used by many neighborhood children. It had chess tables, a garden area, a lawn, and soon a small pond. The site also contained an environmental teaching facility which hosted a Saturday Science Program organized by Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment.

After falling into disrepair, programming of the garden was taken on by Slow Food NYC in 2010.  The garden is now flourishing, with youth programs, chickens, bees, and more!  


There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

  • 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.

  • Education

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