West Brighton Community Garden

West Brighton Community Garden
Henderson Ave & Chappell St [map]
West Brighton, Staten Island
Founded in 2014

West Brighton Community Garden was built by GrowNYC and NYC Parks GreenThumb as part of the 2014 Gardens for Healthy Communities program within the Mayor's Obesity Task Force Initiative.

The 9,000 square foot garden is located near Corporal Thompson Park and next to the West Brighton Swimming Pool.  It currently features 25 raised garden beds, picnic tables, a shade structure, and rainwater harvesting system.

In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

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