Eagle Slope / Nueva Granja

586 Westchester Avenue
Melrose, Bronx
Founded in 2014

Built as an aquaponics lab in 2014 and rebuilt as a large community garden in 2015, Eagle Slope and Nueva Granja were originally constructed as a part of the Gardens for Healthy Communities program within the Mayor's Obesity Task Force Initiative.

The 8,000 square foot lot overlooks the elevated subway tracks and features 20+ raised beds, several greenhouses, picnic tables, benches, and a shed.

 

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

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.