Bronx Green-Up (at The New York Botanical Garden)

by Leah Butz
Bronx Green-Up (at The New York Botanical Garden)
The New York Botanical Garden
Phone Number
(718) 817-8026
Director, Manager or CEO
Gregory Long
Year Started
Latest Projects
Pumpkin Smash 2016 – In collaboration with NYC Compost Project at Lehman College in the Bronx and other events around the city, pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns were collected and smashed to be used as compost locally.
Interesting Fact
More than 300 gardens have been established through Bronx Green-Up, enriching the lives of people-from young children to senior citizens-who have learned to grow plants, flowers, and vegetables while experiencing the joy of connecting with the natural world. Bronx Green-Up conducted 323 activities and events, reaching approximately 4,600 people representing over 75 gardens, greening groups, schools, and community organizations. The NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden reached an additional 3,013 people through 248 activities conducted for more than 60 groups.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Urban farming and community gardening, Horticulture education, Training, Technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools, and community organizations
Major Issues
Community Gardens, Food Waste, Garden Education
Frequently used hashtags
#BronxGreenUp #greenhouse #familygarden #compost#NYC #Bronx #NYBG
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