United We Stand / 138th Street Community Garden

635 East 138th Street [map]
Mott Haven, Bronx
Rebuilt in 2016

United We Stand Community Garden and 138th Street Community Garden are two adjacent spaces that together span from 137th Street to 138th Street in the South Bronx.  The two gardens combine for one large 32,500 square foot space, playing host to 80+ raised beds, a stage, a gazebo, and a significant amount of seating.

The space was formerly four Green Thumb gardens: El Flamboyan, Sunflower Garden, St. Luke's Park, and United We Stand.  Following many years of successful use and a fire that damaged several shade structure, the entire space was razed, internal fences taken down, and completely rebuilt in 2016.  The reconstruction also featured 300 cubic yards of clean fill material provided by The Mayor's Office of Environmental Remediation's Clean Soil Bank program.

Members of United We Stand were featured in a 2017 New York Times article, and the fence along 138th Street plays host to a large public art piece entitled The Watcher.
 

United We Stand selects

Related press:

Bronx TimesVolunteers Spruce Up United We Stand Garden
Curbed: Desolate South Bronx Community Garden Gets a Much-Needed Makeover
The New York Times: Food From Around the World, Homegrown in New York
The New York TimesSt. Luke’s Park, Mott Haven, the Bronx, 10:21 A.M.

 

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