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2016 Neighborhood Grant Winners from Citizens

Citizen's-Logo-150x133Our community garden won a 2016 Neighborhood Grant from Citizens Committee!

We join over 300 grassroots groups across New York City working to build community and improve our neighborhoods. Learn more about Citizens Committee.

We invite everyone to help us use this grant for a better community garden.


The GreenSpace Native Plant Community Garden has a rain harvesting system, a rain garden, and a composting program. There is a nursery area for growing new plants, and leaf bins for autumn leaf collection. There is a bird garden providing water and dust to bath in, and feeders with bird seed. This fall we will be creating beds and planting native perennials and shrubs.

Why native plants? These plants, known to be here prior to European settlement, have evolved to exist in our climate, to co-exist with each other and with local birds, insects and other fauna. Once established, they need little watering. Many native plants are now endangered as their habitat has disappeared over the past four centuries. We will provide a real-time learning experience on appearance, cultivation, function.

Become a supporter. Be involved with a community garden from the beginning! Take pride in the transformation of the lot. Learn about native plants and their cultivation. Meet other gardeners and connect with the neighborhood. Or simply enjoy a pleasant green respite.

To to become a supporter, click on Join the Garden above. To join our email list or to find out more, submit this form: