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Apply to Renovate Your Garden with NYRP's "Gardens for the City"

Apply to Renovate Your Garden with NYRP’s “Gardens for the City”

Is there a community space in your neighborhood you’d like to see transformed? If so, apply for help from NYRP below. We provide support for projects of various scales — from building a few vegetables beds to large-scale restoration work.

Through the Gardens for the City program, NYRP helps communities transform public spaces in New York City. We provide materials, horticultural knowledge, environmental education, and lend labor-power and expertise in construction to help create community gardens and accessible landscapes in under-resourced neighborhoods.

See some of the community spaces we’ve helped transform.

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Great Kills High School, Staten Island, NY, May 2017, Before and After

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Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, Bronx, NY, June 2017, Before and After

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Lydia’s Garden, East Harlem, NY, April 2018, Before and After

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Queens Center for Progress, Queens, NY, June 2018, Before and After

Applications for Gardens for the City are accepted on a rolling basis. Submitting an application does not automatically qualify you to receive materials. We will contact you if you have been selected.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

  • Planting trees, shrubs, perennials, and more
  • Building raised beds, compost bins and small scale carpentry projects
  • Topsoil, compost, and woodchip deliveries
  • Creating pathways, small fencing installations
  • Pick up and clear trash and refuse

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Be located in Central Brooklyn, Northern Manhattan or South Bronx
  • Engage community members
  • Include plans for maintenance and long-term upkeep

INCLUDE IN YOUR APPLICATION:

Please read the application carefully, complete it as fully as possible and follow submission deadline instructions. 

Gardens for the City Application

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