Wanaqua Family Garden

460-464 E. 136th Street
Mott Haven, Bronx
Founded in 1999

Wanaqua Family Garden sits on a 10,000 square foot lot adjacent to PS 43 Jonas Bronck Elementary School. GrowNYC began site work in 2010, includinghelping gardeners clear the site, fundraising for garden improvements, organizing volunteer days, and providing hands-dirty scientific investigation every Friday to 180 3rd and 4th graders.

Palette Architects contributed pro-bono design work, which was submitted to community gardeners and the school in order to create a mutually agreed upon design. There are currently 20 large community vegetable beds, plus a sizable children's garden, with many additions to come in 2011.





 

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.