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.
757 Melrose Avenue
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.