The Ujima I Garden

660 New Jersey Avenue
East New York, Brooklyn
Founded in 1994

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!  



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 and Farmstands, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    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 gardens and urban farms 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.