Garden of Life and Health

757 Melrose Avenue [map]
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.

Inclement weather in the city or in the greater region does affect markets;  markets may close early, or farmers may not be able to make it into the city.

  • 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.