Garden of Life and Health

757 Melrose Avenue
Melrose, Bronx
Founded in 2013

The Garden of Life and Health was built as part of the 2013 Gardens for Healthy Communities program within the Mayor's Obesity Task Force Initiative.

The 11,000 square foot garden includes 20+ raised beds and farm-style rows for growing vegetables, a rainwater harvesting system, shed, and lots of seating.  Members of the community and students from the adjacent PS/MS 29 Elementary and Middle schools work in the garden.

 

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.