• Greene Acres Community Garden

    In 2001, New York Restoration Project partnered with local community members and Time’s Up!—a New York City-based, non-profit, environmental group—to clean out this long-abandoned garden, where once there were only weeds and rocks. Now one of NYRP’s largest and busiest Brooklyn garden sites, the Greene Acres Community Garden encompasses five lots containing numerous ornamental plantings local gardeners growing and a wide variety of vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers, and squash. The garden group also keeps chickens. 

    Enjoyed and maintained by a large, active group of local residents, Greene Acres Community Garden was updated in 2019 as part of New York State’s Vital Brooklyn initiative to include a water supply and new garden infrastructure, including sidewalks and pathways, new garden beds, and other furnishings. The garden’s active, multi-bin composting system is fed by gardeners and is a compost collection/drop-off point for a local farmer’s market. 

    Address

    322 Franklin Ave.
    Brooklyn, New York (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

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    Hours

    All NYRP community gardens hold a minimum of 20 open hours per week. Please check the bulletin board at the garden for times and details.

    Garden Size

    12,500 sq ft.

    Amenities

    Compost drop-off, Little Free Library

    Activities

    Composting, gardening

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    Contact us if you’d like to learn more or join the garden.

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