Essex Street Community Garden
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.
- Sponsored By
- Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere
New York Restoration Project teamed up with longtime supporter and board member, Michael Kors, to build the first ever solar-powered community garden in New York City, Essex Street Community Garden. Community members use the garden to grow everything from peppers and tomatoes to eggplant and oregano.
"I've always been a big believer in bringing a little nature to the city,” said Michael Kors. “NYRP has created a fabulous ecosystem that not only creates a safe, green space in this urban neighborhood but also lets people get their hands dirty and make a difference in their community. There's nothing better than spending a beautiful day making something beautiful."
This will be the first time a community garden in NYC’s five boroughs has been 100% solar powered. When the park opens later this summer there will be charging stations, Wi-Fi, solar powered security lights, and electricity for all public events and activities taking place in the gardens for the local community.