All People's Garden

293-295 East 3rd Street
East Village, Manhattan
Founded in 1978

This garden was created in 1978 by former VISTA volunteer Olean For in an effort to unite her block against heavy drug trafficking in her neighborhood. Olean turned around the lives of many youth with her Boys and Girls club.

All People's Garden was GrowNYC's first Plant-A-Lot (PAL) site to open in 1979 with Liz Christy and Mayor Ed Koch planting a ceremonial rose bush to grow over the garden gate. GrowNYC completed a major garden renovation in 2003, restoring the stage-seating area, open plaza, bbq patio, tool shed, and pathways with new brick pavers. A new mural and gazebo were also added.
 



 

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

NYC DOE K-12 public and charter schools can apply for the GrowNYC Mini Grant! Eligible schools can apply for $500-$2000 in credit to a garden supply store to build or expand school gardens and outdoor learning spaces.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box pick-ups, 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.