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.
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.