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.
In 2001, New York Restoration Project (NYRP) 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, and create planting beds. Now one of NYRP’s largest and busiest Brooklyn sites, the Greene Acres Community Garden encompasses five lots containing numerous ornamental plantings and a wide variety of vegetables – including tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, peppers and squash.
Enjoyed and maintained by a large, active group of local residents, Greene Acres features numerous innovations that make the garden a model of sustainability. For example, a rainwater collection system not only provides a renewable source of water that helps with overall garden maintenance, but also supports a goldfish pond surrounded by annuals. In addition, 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.